La Aldea (Bernedo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Bernedo 1,000m 276m 4.2 km 6.6% 129 ***






La Aldea Profile

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Climb Description

La Aldea is a really pleasant climb situated near to the border of the Navarra and Alava provinces. The ascent from Bernedo is a very steady climb on which it is very easy to settle into a comfortable rythym. After a few early hairpins, the climb enters forest and the scenery from here is nice rather than spectacular, although it does open out impressively at the very top.

The southern side of La Aldea is the heart of the Rioja-Alavesa region - one of the most famous wine producing areas in the world, and much of the scenery is dominated by vineyards. However, the eastern edge of the Cantabrian Mountains also provide a dramatic backdrop to the north.

The summit of La Aldea is in Navarra, while the first part of the climb (including Bernedo) is in the Alava part of the the Basque Country.

La Aldea is open throughout the year, but is subject to short term closures in the winter following heavy snowfall.


La Aldea Cycling Climb

The climb is often open with beautiful views






Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition there is very little traffic throughout the climb.





Alternative Routes

La Aldea can also be climbed from the south from various routes, one of the best going via the village of Bilar.





Nearby Climbs


Alto de Rivas

Herrera

Peña Hincada

Puerto de Piqueras

Urbasa

Valdezcaray






Cycling Holidays

La Aldea can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Guided and Self-Guided cycling holidays through the Rioja and Basque wine region.

You can find more details about these and some of the other tours that we run nearby below.




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

Basque Coast Beach
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,540 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Rioja Vineyards
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included