Santa Eufemia (Aulesti)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Aulesti 353m 255m 4.4 km 5.8% 151 ***






Santa Eufemia - Aulesti - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Santa Eufemia (also known as Lekoitz-Gane) is a short cycling climb in the Basque Country which links the town of Aulesti with Markina-Xemein. It is regularly used on the Tour of the Basque Country race, usually as link in the middle of a stage.

The climb from Aulesti is quite easy; it is short and with no very steep gradients, although there is a short stretch at close to 10% before the village of Malats (Malax). The climb is largely forested, but it does open up slightly towards the top, offering nice views in to the valley. Santa Eufemia is best included as part of a longer route, and its proximity to the coast makes it a popular option with touring cyclists.

Santa Eufemia is open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

Santa Eufemia can also be climbed from the east, starting in Markina-Xemein.





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Kalbario

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Cycling Holidays

Santa Eufemia is the longer route option on our Basque Country Coast and Bilbao to San Sebastian cycling holidays.

In the links below you can find out more about these and other tours that we run in the region.





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