Port de Confrides (Callosa)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Guadalest River 966m 735m 20.4 km 3.6% 334 ****






Port de Confrides - Callosa - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Port de Confrides is undoubtedly one of the best climbs in the Costa Blanca region. Reaching nearly one thousand metres of altitude, it is a long ascent, but the gradients are gentle and so it's not overly challenging.

The climb kind of begins from the town of Callosa d'en Sarriá, but it's rolling most of the way until you reach the bridge across the Guadalest River, at which point it becomes more sustained climbing until the village of Castell de Guadalest.

The scenery here is spectacular with great views of the Sierra Aitana mountains and the impressive Guadalest reservoir. You also pass through charming villages, such as Castell de Guadalest and Confrides, which make for a great coffee stop.

Port de Confrides can be ridden either as a standalone climb, or included as part of a longer route, by descending the other side towards the towns of Benilloba and Alcoy.

The climb to Confrides is open throughout the whole year.


Port de Confrides from Callosa - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The small village of Confrides gives the climb its name





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent quality throughout the climb. It is very smooth and reasonably wide, allowing you to glide around the many bends.

There is generally little traffic throughout the climb. On weekends there can be a few motorbikes on the road, but they are touring rather than racing and are not really bothersome at all. The small village of Castell de Guadalest can also be a bit crowded in the main season, but most cars access it by a different roads, it's also not really a problem for cyclists.


Guadalest Reservoir

There are great views of the Guadalest Reservoir





Alternative Routes

The other side of the climb begins in the town of Benilloba and is also a really enjoyable route.





Nearby Climbs


Tarbena

Sa Creueta

Coll de Rates

Font de l'Arbre

Port de Tudons

Alto del Tigre

Port de Benifallim

El Revolcat

Bernia (bis)






Cycling Holidays

Port de Confrides is climbed 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