Sant Pere de Rodes (Port de la Selva)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Port de la Selva 517m 512m 8.4 km 6.1% 424 ****






Sant Pere de Rodes Profile

Click on the profile to view in full screen (🔍)




Climb Description

Sant Pere de Rodes is a beautiful climb in the north of the Catalonia region. It starts from the Costa Brava (Wild Coast) and climbs to a picturesque monastery set in the heart of the Rodes Mountains.

The Cap de Creus, where the climb is situated, is one of the most attractive parts of Spain. Its natural beauty and tranquility has attracted artists including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The climb offers fine views of the northern part of the cape and is without doubt the most enjoyable climb in this part of Catalonia.

Sant Pere de Rodes is open throughout the year.


Sant Pere de Rodes Girona - Catalonia Cycling Climb

There are some nice views over the coast throughout the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in reasonable condition. It is fully asphalted but is a bit rough in places, making for a slightly uncomfortable ride - particularly if you descend this way.

There is usually little traffic on the climb.





Alternative Routes

Sant Pere de Rodes can also be climbed from the west, beginning in Vilajuiga





Nearby Climbs


Mare de Deu del Mont

Rocacorba






Cycling Holidays

Our Girona & Costa Brava cycling holiday includes the climb to Sant Pere de Rodes as an optional route extension. The tour has options for riders of different various levels and has routes for both road and gravel bikes.

You can find our more information below about this and some of other cycling holidays that we run nearby in Catalonia and the Pyrenees.




Medieval Villages of Catalonia
Catalan Flag Spanish FlagSpain

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

Cava Vineyards
Catalan Flag Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,680 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Port de Pailheres Cycling
French FlagFrance

Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,890 EUR
*Bike Hire Included