Sollube (Bermeo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Bermeo 686m 681m 8.5 km 8.3% 744 ****






Sollube - Bermeo - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Sollube is a well known cycling climb, which has been used for many decades in important races in the Basque Country. It is also one of the five Deiadar-Mendiak - visible summits from which messages were sent, summoning members of the local government to meetings. The messages were sent by fire or by a traditional Basque horn.

This route from Bermeo is far from the most popular of the many routes to the top; however, in our opinion it is the most enjoyable to cycle. There are challenging gradients, particularly in the first few kilometres, but the climb from this side also has beautiful scenery throughout and very little traffic - unlike the other routes which use the busy BI-636 road.

Sollube is open throughout the year, although is subject to short-term closures in the winter if there is significant snow.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is generally in good condition; although it does become slightly broken at times towards the top of the climb.

There is little traffic throughout.




Alternative Routes

Sollube can be climbed from various sides; the classic side is from Larrauri, but we don't recommend this as it follows a busy road for the first few kilometres.





Nearby Climbs


Monte Oiz

Jata

Puerto de Urkiola






Cycling Holidays

Our Basque Country Coast cycling holiday can easily be adapted to be made more challenging and to include Sollube, as well as other similar climbs.

In the links below you can find out more about this 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 €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Basque Coast Beach
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,580 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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