San Miguel de Aralar (Uharte-Arakil)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Uharte-Arakil 1,232m 886m 11.0 km 8.1% 894 ***

San Miguel de Aralar Profile

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Climb Description

San Miguel de Aralar is a popular cycling climb in the Navarra region of Spain - close to the border with the Basque Country. The route heads into the Sierra de Aralar mountains and finishes at a 11th century sanctuary. The climb is largely in forest, with the view only opening up slightly in the final couple of kilometres.

San Miguel de Aralar was used as a stage finish in the 2014 Vuelta a España, where Italian Fabio Aru won on the day with a late attack.

The climb is open throughout the year depending on the weather; but be aware that short term closures due to snow are not uncommon in winter.

Roads & Traffic

The surface is fine for cycling on a road bike; although it is concrete rather than asphalt for long sections, and so can be a bit bumpy.

There is very little traffic on this climb.

Alternative Routes

San Miguel de Aralar can also be climbed from Lekunberri.

Nearby Climbs






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 €1,590 EUR
Basque Mountains
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,380 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