Orduña

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Orduña 900m 602m 7.9 km 7.6% 622 ****






Orduña - Orduña - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Orduña is a pleasant climb on the border between the Basque Country and the province of Burgos. The top of the climb is in Burgos, but the majority of the ascent is situated in Alava - the southern most of the three Basque provinces.

Much of the climb is made up by a series of spectacular hairpin bends which wind their way up a near sheer cliff face. These offer fantastic views and the steep gradients make it a tricky and challenging descent. The top part of the climb is more open and offers views in the distance of the great Spanish meseta.

Orduña is open throughout the year, but is subject to short term closures in the winter following heavy snowfall.




Orduña from Orduña - Basque Cycling Climb

Several hairpin bends climb steeply towards the top of the pass






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition and there is little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

Orduña can also be climbed from the south, beginning in Berberana. This is a significantly shorter and more gentle ascent.





Nearby Climbs


Mendeika

Osma

Puerto de Urkiola

Garrastatxu

Puerto de la Sía






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours that include the climb to Orduña. 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