Castell de Cocentaina

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Cocentaina 715m 281m 2.7 km 10.4% 380 ***






Castell de Cocentaina - Cocentaina - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

The climb to Castell de Cocentaina is a short and quite challenging ascent to the iconic castle that overlooks the town of Cocentaina. It is a pleasant climb full of tight switchbacks, set in the shadow of the imposing Montcabrer - the highest peak in the Mariola park.

The views from the top of the climb are fantastic. The wide range of visibility makes it obvious why the Muslim emirs of Al-Andalus (who were in control of the region during the Middle Ages) thought it was a good place to build a surveillance tower! The road itself stops just short of the castle, and it is about a 200m hike to get up to the top.

Castell de Cocentaina is open throughout the whole year.


Castell de Cocentaina - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

View of the castle when approaching the start of the climb




Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

This is the only road that climbs up to the castle.





Nearby Climbs


Alto de la Sombra

Alto de Benillup

Mas de Llopis

Font Roja

Preventori - Mariola

El Revolcat

La Carrasqueta

Ermita de Sant Antoni

Puerto de Confrides

Port de Benifallim






Cycling Holidays

Castell de Cocentaina 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