Coll de Creu (Pyrenees)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Olette 1,708m 1,080m 22.7 km 4.7% 621 ****

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Climb Description

Coll de Creu is a fairly unheralded climb in the eastern part of the Pyrenees mountain range. However, despite its lack of fame, it ascends over 1,000m in nearly 23km, making it respectable by any standards. The gradients are mostly steady and gentle, with no really steep pitches to worry about.

The climb is one of the most scenic in the Catalan Pyrenees, with some fantastic views looking down into the gorge, particularly on the lower and middle part.

Coll de Creu can be open throughout the year, but closures (usually short term) are fairly common during winter.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout and there is little traffic throughout the climb

Alternative Routes

Coll de Creu can also be climbed from Matemale in the south west, but this is much shorter and is more of an inconsistent ascent than a proper climb.

Nearby Climbs

Coll de Jau

Coll de Mantet

Port de Pailheres

Cycling Holidays

Coll de Creu can be ridden as an optional route extension on our Pyrenees Coast to Coast cycling holiday.

Check out the information below for details of this and some of the other tours that we run in high mountains.

Port de Pailheres Cycling
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Hard
Price: €1,980 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Picos de Europa National Park
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,490 EUR