Alto de Teix (Relleu)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Relleu 890m 490m 8.4 km 5.8% 642 ****






Alto de Teix - Relleu - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Alto de Teix (also known as El Collao) is a deceptively tough climb, which has lulled many cyclists into a false sense of security with its benign average gradient. The first six kilometres actually offer some tough riding, with fairly long sections hovering between 12% and 15%, separated by short sections of flat. The climb is also exposed to the elements for nearly all of the ascent (and the sun here can be very hot in summer).

Because of its location as a link between popular climbs such as Port de Tudons, La Carrasqueta and Port de Benifallim, Alto de Teix is often included as part of a challenging longer ride. Be careful not to underestimate this one though!

Aside from the difficulty, Alto de Teix is a very pleasant climb to ride. The road surface is generally excellent and the scenery has plenty of variety; beginning in a small gorge before it climbs through almond fields which are ubiquitous in the Alicante region - where they are used to make the dessert turrón.

Alto de Teix is open throughout the year.


Alto de Teix from Relleu - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The road has great views throughout the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout, and carries very little traffic.


Alto de Teix Gradient Sign

The signs warn you of the steep sections ahead






Alternative Routes

Alto de Teix can also be climbed from Torremanzanas. This is a much shorter and easier ascent.





Nearby Climbs


Port de Tudons

Peñon Divino

Alto del Tigre

Port de Benifallim

Coves de Canelobre

Aitana

El Revolcat






Cycling Holidays

Alto de Teix is climbed as a route option 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