Vallter 2000

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Setcases 2,144m 879m 12.2 km 7.2% 844 ****

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Vallter 2000 is the highest road climb in Catalonia - one of only four in the region which ascend to over 2,000m altitude (the '2000' in the name is a reference to the high altitude). The climb has been used in both the Vuelta a España and Volta a Catalunya professional cycling races. The latter of which held a stage finish here in 2014 - won by BMC's American rider Tejay van Garderen.

The climb itself is scenic and enjoyable to ride, particularly on a clear day when you can see the majestic Pic de la Dona towering over the border between France and Spain. However, like many climbs up to a ski resort, it slightly lacks the tranquility and has a more artificial nature than a traditional mountain pass.

Nevertheless, Vallter 2000 is the highest road climb in the region and it takes you into the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees: it is a climb not to be missed for climbing aficionados.

Vallter 2000 is open throughout the year, with only short term closures in winter if the roads need to be cleared of snow. Descents in winter can be bitterly cold though and we would only advise attempting the climb from late March to the end of November.

Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on the climb during most of the year. In winter - particularly on weekends - the route can be busy with cars driving up to the ski resort; it is noticeably quieter during the rest of the year.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Vallter 2000.

Nearby Climbs

Collada de Toses

Coll de Canes

Coll de Mantet

Mare de Deu del Mont

Cycling Holidays

We do not currently run any cycling holidays in this part of the Catalonia. 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.

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