Mendeika (Orduña)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Orduña 459m 158m 5.5 km 2.9% 155 ****






Mendeika - Orduña - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Mendeika is a short and pleasant climb, situated near the border between the regions of Alava and Burgos. The climb is very picturesque, with stunning views across to the rock face of Monte Santiago (the mountain which is home to the Puerto de Orduña). On a clear day, the vibrant shades of green that are so typical of the region, really make for some vivid and striking scenery.

The side from Orduña is comprised of two short ascents, broken up by a long downhill section in the middle; this leads to a rather misleadingly low average gradient of less than 3%. Although Mendeika is not a challenging climb, it is significantly more difficult than an average 3% ascent, with several pitches in double figures.

Mendeika is open throughout the year.




Mendeika from Orduña - Basque Cycling Climb

There are great views of Monte Santiago throughout the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is virtually no traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Mendeika can also be climbed to from Izoria.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Orduña

Osma

Puerto de Urkiola

Garrastatxu

Puerto de la Sía






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours that include the climb to Mendeika. If you would be interested in customizing an itinerary to this region, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the holidays that we run nearby.




Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,290 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Basque Coast Beach
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,540 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Rioja Vineyards
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included