Alto de Rivas (San Vicente)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Vicente de la Sonsierra 960m 430m 9.9 km 4.3% 111 ***






Alto de Rivas from San Vicente - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Alto de Rivas is a gentle and steady climb through the Rioja wine region, finishing on the border with the Basque Country. The lower slopes pass through the delightful vineyards that are so typical of the region. After passing through the village of Rivas de Tereso, the climb takes on a more mountainous feel, with a series of looping corners making for a pleasant and fun ride.

The ascent from this side begins in the historic village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Here you can visit the picturesque hilltop castle and church as well as the medieval bridge over the River Ebro.

Alto de Rivas is open throughout the year.


Alto de Rivas - San Vicente - La Rioja Cycling Climb

Its worth visiting the impressive castle in San Vicente






Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout and there is little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Alto de Rivas can be climbed from the town of Labastida.

From the north it can also be reached from Peñacerrada, but from this side it is only a gentle 4km climb.





Nearby Climbs


Herrera

La Aldea

Valdezcaray






Cycling Holidays

Alto de Rivas can be climbed as a route option on our Rioja & Basque cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this and other tours that we run nearby.




Rioja Vineyards
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,240 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,290 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR