La Creueta (Alp)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Alp 1,925m 774m 20.5 km 3.8% 620 ****






La Creueta Profile

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Climb Description

La Creueta is one of the best cycling climbs in Catalonia. It is quiet, has an excellent roads surface, goes to a high altitude and, most importantly, has stunning scenery towards the top of the climb. It is not the easiest climb to get to the start of, but it is well worth the effort as this is one of the most rewarding ascents in Spain.

The climb from Alp is the harder side, and the average statistics are quite misleading, as there are two significant downhill sections. The actual climbing sections average close to 6.5%, although there are no especially steep sections.

La Creueta often closes for short periods in the winter due to snow; however, at times it stays open even during the colder months.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout.

This is generally little traffic on the road once you have left Alp. It gets busier on sunny weekends weekends and during August but not enough to spoil the ride.





Alternative Routes

La Creueta can also be climbed from the south, beginning in La Pobla de Lillet. There is also a route from the east, beginning in Ribes de Freser - however, this is classified as the Collada de Toses - which makes up the vast majoirty of the ascent.





Nearby Climbs


Coll de Pradell

Collado de Toses

Coll de Canes

Col de Puymorens






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 La Creueta.

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




Montserrat Monastery
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Medieval Villages of Catalonia
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,220 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,350 EUR
*Bike Hire Included