Puerto de la Quesera (Majaelrayo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Majaelrayo 1,740m 556m 28.0 km 2.0% 745 ****






Puerto de la Quesera from Majaelrayo - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de la Quesera is one of the highest and best known cycling climbs in the region of Castilla-La-Mancha. It featured in the 2015 edition of the Vuelta a España, where Sky's Nicholas Roche and Trek's Haimar Zubeldia broke away on its slopes, with Roche going on to win the sprint for the stage.

The climb is much more challenging than the average gradient suggests. The first 17km have little elevation gain, but are rolling with several very steep uphill sections followed by short downhills. This can significantly sap your strength before the final 8km which are sustained uphill.

Puerto de la Quesera is open throughout the year; although short term closures are possible in winter.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is little traffic on this climb.




Alternative Routes

Puerto de la Quesera can also be climbed from the north, beginning in the town of Riaza.





Nearby Climbs


Alto Rey






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours in this part of Spain. 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 mountainous tours that we currently run elsewhere in Spain.




Picos de Europa National Park
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,230 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,270 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,230 EUR