Moncalvillo (La Rioja)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Medrano (LR-137) 1475 948 14.5 6.5 978 ***

Moncalvillo Profile
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Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on the climb.

Climb Description

Moncalvillo is the most challenging road cycling climb in the Rioja region. Until Daroca it is very gentle with shallow gradients; however, after turning off towards the communications tower it becomes much steeper. The gradients are unrelenting and the narrow road and trees give it something of a claustrophobic feel.

The scenery here is pleasant, particularly on the lower part of the climb as you pass through the vineyards which are so characteristic of the region. Moncalvillo is popular with cyclists from the nearby city of Logroño. It is open throughout the year subject to weather, but short term closures are quite common in winter.

Other sides

The bottom part can be climbed from different roads, but this is the most common route.

Nearby Climbs

Cruz de la Demanda


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