Lizarraga (Navarra)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Lizarraga 1,050m 505m 9.3 km 5.4% 374 ****

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Climb Description

Lizarraga is an enjoyable cycling climb in the Navarra region of Northern Spain. It climbs into the Urbasa Natural Park and the numerous hairpins offer fine views across to the Sierra de Andía Mountains. This is the classic side of the climb, with the southern face being much more rolling with several plateaus. However, it is nice to include both sides in a longer route - particularly if you get the opportunity to stay in the delightful nearby town of Estella-Lizarra.

The climb from this side actually begins in Etxarri-Aranatz, but the first section is gentle and the real ascending begins from the town of Lizarraga. The scenery here is picturesque; although the name of the Natural Park translates from Basque as wet forest; so be sure to check the weather forecast and carry a rain jacket with you!

Lizarraga is open throughout the year. Short term closures due to snow are possible in the winter, but are not especially common.

Lizarraga - Navarra Cycling Climb

The climb from Lizarraga is mostly through open countryside

Roads & Traffic

The surface is in very good condition.

There is generally little traffic on this climb, although it can become busier at weekends in the summer.

Alternative Routes

Lizarraga can also be climbed from the south, beginning in Abarzazu. This is a very gentle ascent with a picturesque plateau in the middle of the climb.

Nearby Climbs


San Miguel de Aralar



Cycling Holidays

We currently don't have any cycling holidays in this part of Navarra. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

You may also be interested in some of the tours below, which we currently run nearby.

Hospital de Orbigo Bridge
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,690 EUR
Basque Mountains
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,480 EUR
Rioja Vineyards
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: €1,640 EUR
*Bike Hire Included