Coll de Canes (Olot)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Olot 1,120m 687m 12.7 km 5.4% 452 ***

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Climb Description

Coll de Canes is a pleasant climb in the Garrotxa area of Catalunya, which links the towns of Olot and Ripoll. It used to be the main road through the region, but a faster road has since been built to the north and so the Coll de Canes now carries little traffic - making it a great choice for cyclists.

The gradients are mostly gentle on the climb from Olot and offer few problems to experienced cyclists, and this is a nice climb to include on a longer route. The scenery is picturesque towards the top, although much of the climb is covered by trees - so it is pleasant rather than spectacular.

The Coll de Canes has been used once before in the Vuelta a España and numerous times in the Volta a Catalunya. The sole stage in the Vuelta took place in 2005 and saw a young Joaquim Rodríguez lead the race over the climb.

Coll de Canes is open throughout the year.

Coll de Canes - Catalonia Cycling Climb

The scenery is pleasant and the surface is excellent for riding

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

This is little traffic on the road once you have left Olot. The first kilometre can be slightly busier, but there is a wide hard shoulder here to keep you out of any traffic.

Alternative Routes

Coll de Canes can also be climbed from the west, beginning in Ripoll.

Nearby Climbs

Collado de Toses

La Creueta


Vallter 2000

Mare de Deu del Mont

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.

In the past, for example, we have organized a coast to coast cycling tour across the Spanish Pyrenees for groups and cycling clubs, which have included the climb to Coll de Canes.

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
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,780 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 €1,660 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included