Sant Pere de Rodes (Vilajuiga)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Vilajuiga 517m 484m 8.8 km 5.5% 378 ****






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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.

The climb from Vilajuiga is the more common ascent and has a better road surface, although the views here are not quite as picturesque as when climbing from El Port de la Selva.

Sant Pere de Rodes is open throughout the year.


Sant Pere de Rodes Girona - Catalonia Cycling Climb

This path from the top of the climb leads to the Monastery.





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout.

The climb generally has little traffic. It gets a bit busier at weekends during the summer, but is still fine for riding.





Alternative Routes

Sant Pere de Rodes can also be climbed from the north, beginning in El Port de la Selva





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. It is a fairly leisurely tour, with a focus on the history, culture and gastronomy of the region, but there is the option to do more climbing for cyclists who enjoy it when the road heads up!

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

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

Port de Pailheres Cycling
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 10 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,610 EUR