O Xistral (Abeleira)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Abeleira 1,027m 287m 2.2 km 12.9% 421 ****






O Xistral from Abeleira - Cycling Profile

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




Climb Description

O Xistral is a short and steep climb in the Xistral mountains near to Galicia's Atlantic coast. It climbs to a communication tower on top of one of the peaks in the range and offers some really nice views of the surrounding countryside.

The climb can be combined with the first part of O Cadramón to make it into a much longer ascent. O Xistral is open throughout the year subject to weather; although bear in mind that rain and strong winds are quite common in this part of Galicia.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in fairly good condition. It is slightly rough in places, but generally fine for cycling on a road bike.

There is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to O Xistral.




Nearby Climbs


O Cadramón






Cycling Holidays

We currently do not have any tours that visit this part of Galicia. If you would be interested in customizing an itinerary to this region, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the holidays that we run nearby in north-west Spain.




Hospital de Orbigo Bridge
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
Picos de Europa National Park
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR