Coll d'Ares (La Clua)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
La Clua 1,534m 1,074m 16.9 km 6.4% 1,055 ***

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Climb Description

Coll d'Ares is a quiet road cycling climb in the west of the Catalonia region, near to the border with Aragón. It is a challenging climb with fairly steep gradients and is situated in the Montsec Mountains, one of the southern most parts of the Pyrenees chain.

The climb from La Clua has numerous sections where the gradient is over 10%, but it rarely gets really steep, so strong cyclists can maintain a nice rhythm. The scenery here is quite nice, particularly when it opens up towards the top of the climb, but it is not as spectacular as the higher mountains further north.

Coll d'Ares often closes for snow during the winter; although it can re-open during milder periods. It is usally open continuously from mid-April to November.

Roads & Traffic

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

Alternative Routes

Coll d'Ares can also be climbed from the south, starting in Ager.

Nearby Climbs


Port del Compte

La Bonaigua

Cycling Holidays

We do not currently run any cycling holidays in this part of the Catalan Pyrenees. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

You may also be interested in some of our other tours below, both in the Pyrenees and elsewhere in Catalonia.

Cava Vineyards
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
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Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,680 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Medieval Villages of Catalonia
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,530 EUR
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,530 EUR
*Bike Hire Included