Alto de Benillup (Cocentaina)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Cocentaina 640m 211m 4.5 km 4.7% 170 ***






Alto de Benillup - Cocentaina - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Alto de Benillup is a scenic climb from the town of Cocentaina. It heads through olive groves and past small villas towards the village of Benillup in the heart of Alicante's mountains. Be sure to check behind you as you descend for fantastic views of the Sierra Mariola Natural Park. The peak of Montcabrer dominates the landscape and there is also a nice view of Cocentaina's Medieval castle.

The climb is quiet irregular, with short and steep sections pitches mixed in with flat sections, but it is not too demanding for cyclists of reasonable fitness.

Alto de Benillup is open and highly enjoyable to climb throughout the year.


Alto de Benillup from Cocentaina - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

There are great views of the Mariola mountains






Roads & Traffic

The road is generally in good condition. There are a few small cracks in places, but nothing bothersome on a road bike.

There is almost no traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

This is the only way to ride Alto de Benillup as a proper climb. At the top though there is a four way junction which leads to various rolling routes heading towards villages such as Millena and Almudaina.





Nearby Climbs


Cocentaina Castle

Alto de la Sombra

Mas de Llopis

Font Roja

Preventori - Mariola

El Revolcat

La Carrasqueta

Puerto de Confrides

Ermita de Sant Antoni

Port de Benifallim






Cycling Holidays

Alto de Benillup can be climbed as a route extension on our Mountains of the Costa Blanca cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this and some similar tours that we run in the mountains of Spain.




Beniarres Reservoir & Benicaldell
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging to Hard
Price: from €620 EUR
Mount Teide
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR