Coll de Pradell (Guardiola)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Guardiola de Bergueda 1,728m 1,028m 15.3 km 6.7% 1,606 ****

Coll de Pradell Profile

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Climb Description

Coll de Pradell from Guardiola de Bergueda is a very tough climb situated in the midst of the Catalan Pyrenees. It is one of the most challenging climbs in the region and is one that local riders have anxiously been pushing for inclusion in the Vuelta a España race.

The scenery is pleasant but not really spectacular; indeed, the lower slopes are more appealing than the forested upper section - which is also strewn with abandoned railway tracks and carriages. The beauty of the climb is in its steepeness, particularly in the final 5km. The road tilts up at gradients of up to 20%! This is one for the really mountain enthusiasts rather than casual cycle-tourists.

Coll de Pradell can be closed at times in the winter due to snow. It is nearly always open from mid-April to November.

Roads & Traffic

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

Alternative Routes

Coll de Pradell can be climbed from an even more difficult side, starting in Sant Corneli. From the west it can also be climbed on relatively short ascent from the Coll de la Trapa.

Nearby Climbs

Collado de Toses

La Creueta

Rasos de Peguera

La Vansa

Port del Compte

Coll de Pal

Collada de Toses

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.

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Price: from €1,680 EUR
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Price: from €1,530 EUR
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,530 EUR
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