Alto de la Sombra (Cocentaina)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Cocentaina 626m 223m 5.3 km 4.2% 175 ***






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Climb Description

Alto de la Sombra is a short and punchy climb from the town of Cocentaina. It has inconsistent gradients, with several stretches reaching double figures, before levelling out for a while.

It's a scenic little climb, with great views behind of the Sierra Mariola and Cocentaina's impressive castle. It's one of the most enjoyable ways to leave the Cocentaina-Alcoy valley and head towards the rolling mountain roads around Millena and Planes.

Alto de la Sombra is open and highly enjoyable to climb throughout the whole year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in mixed condition. Some of it has been recently resurfaced and is perfect. The other half is stil rideable, but is a bit rough in places and with the a few potholes.

There is almost no traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

The climb runs parallel to Alto de Benillup, which is a nice alternative. The other sides are more rolling than sustained climbs, with pleasant roads heading towards Millena and Almudaina.





Nearby Climbs


Cocentaina Castle

Alto de Benillup

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 la Sombra can be climbed as an optional 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