Peña Hincada (Villanueva)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Villanueva de Cameros 1,422m 521m 12.6 km 4.1% 355 ***






Peña Hincada from Villanueva - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Peña Hincada is a cycling pass in the Rioja region of Spain. The climb from Villanueva is a very gradual ascent which should pose no problems for experienced cyclists. The scenery here is very nice, both as you pass the Gonzalez Lacasa Reservoir and as the road opens up towards the top of the climb. The enjoyment is reduced slightly by the mixed quality of the road surface; however, it is still one of the best cycling climbs in the area.





Roads & Traffic

The road is in reasonable condition throughout. The lower part of the climb is very good, but there are some bumpy sections towards the top. It is all easily passable on a road bike though.

There is little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Peña Hincada can also be climbed from the west, beginning in Brieva de Cameros.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Piqueras

Puerto de Montenegro

Cruz de la Demanda

Lagunas de Neila

Valdezcaray

La Rasa






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours that include this climb. 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 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 €1,390 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 €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,230 EUR