Benimantell (Polop)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Polop 677m 444m 8.3 km 5.3% 501 **






Benimantell - Polop - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Benimantell is a popular climb which links the Costa Blanca with the inland mountains, including the spectacular Sierra de Aitana range. It is characterized by a large and quite busy road, with some consistently steep gradients in the middle part of the climb. It is not the most scenic climb in the area, with the highlight being Benimantell itself at the top of the climb, from where you can take several other more enjoyable routes.

The climb to Benimantell can actually be started from the coast in Benidorm, staying on the CV-70 the whole way. There is a cycle lane alongside the main road, but the first stretch from Benidorm to Polop is particularly tedious to ride, because of the high number of roundabouts and lack of interesting scenery.

Confrides, for example, runs parallel and is much more scenic and enjoyable.


Benimantell from Polop - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The Guadalest Reservoir is visible from the top of the climb.






Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition throughout. It is quite a busy road, particularly on the lower part of the climb around Polop and La Nucia; however, there is a wide cycle lane alongside the road which keeps you out of the traffic.




Alternative Routes

Benimantell can also be reached via a more gentle raod from Callosa d'en Sarria, which is the first part of the climb to Confrides.





Nearby Climbs


Confrides

Font de l'Arbre

Tarbena

Bernia

Port de Tudons

Coll de Rates

Alto del Tigre

Peñon Divino






Cycling Holidays

Benimantell can be climbed as a route option on our Mountains of the Costa Blanca cycling holiday, but we recommend climbing Confrides from Callosa instead.

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