La Creueta (La Pobla de Lillet)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
La Pobla de Lillet 1,925m 1,080m 21.4 km 5.1% 644 *****

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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 throuhgout 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.

It is not the most challenging climb in the region, but the steady gradients deserve some respect over such a long distance, but the surroundings of the beautiful Montgrony mountains and the Puigllancada peak will take your mind off any difficulties.

La Creueta often closes for short periods in the winter due to snow; however, it there are times during warmer weather when it will stay open even in the colder months.

Roads & Traffic

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

Alternative Routes

La Creueta can also be climbed from the north, beginning near the town of Alp.

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.

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