Turo de l'Home

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Sant Celoni 1,652m1,497m 25.6 km 5.9% 1,244 ****

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Turó de l'Home meaning The Mountain of Man in Catalan is a challenging climb in the Montseny Natural Park. It has more elevation gain than any other road climb in Catalonia, and the uneven gradients in the second half of the climb make it a tough ascent.

From the top of the climb there are fantastic views of the Mediterranean coastline, and you can also see parts of Barcelona on a clear day. However, much of the climb itself is through forest and there are not that many spectacular views before you reach the top.

Turó de l'Home is usually open from mid April to November; although this can be extended depending on the weather during the winter. The road is not routinely cleared of snow.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is generally in OK good condition. It is better on the lower slopes and does become slighlty bumpy in places towards the top of the climb. The last few hundred metres to the top of the climb after the car park is on a narrow track; you will have to carry your bike a short way to get to the very peak of the mountain.

There is generally little traffic on the climb; although its proximity to Barcelona means that it can get busy on weekends, particularly in the summer..

Alternative Routes

This is the classic side to climb to Turó de l'Home. However, the climb to Santa Fe de Montseny runs parallel to this climb for much of the ascent, and can be used as an alternative route to the top, if you take the turn 4km from the summit.

Nearby Climbs

Coll Formic

Santa Fe de Montseny

Els Angels


Cycling Holidays

Our Girona & Costa Brava cycling holiday can be adapted to include the climb to Turo de l'Home. The tour has options for riders of different various levels and has routes for both road and gravel bikes.

You can find out more about this and other tours in the region, using the links below.

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

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

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