Coves de Canelobre (El Campello)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
El Campello 555m 543m 17.4 km 3.1% 480 ***






Coves de Canelobre - El Campello - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Coves de Canelobre is a nice climb starting not far from the coast in Campello. It mostly has quite gentle gradients, and also some fairly long downhill sections in the middle, and so is not particularly challenging.

The first few kilometres are not the most scenic, but around the town of Busot it becomes much more spectacular, with fantastic open views of the mountains. The climb finishes at the Coves of Canelobre, which is a set of large karst caves, housing dramatic calcite formations.

The town of Busot is also worth a brief stop. You can visit the castle or enjoy a coffee in the historic centre.

The climb to Coves de Canelobre is open throughout the whole year.


Coves de Canelobre from El Campello - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The historic town of Busot is worth exploring





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout most of the climb. After passing the town of Busot, it does become slightly rougher, but is still absolutely fine to ride on a road bike.

There is generally little traffic throughout the climb, particularly after Busot it becomes very quiet.




Alternative Routes

There are several ways to get to the Coves of Canelobre, but this side is the only really sustained climb.





Nearby Climbs


La Carrasqueta

Port de Benifallim

Palomarets

Coll del Cid

Xorret de Catí

Guixop

Alto de Tibi

Alto del Tigre

Alto de Teix






Cycling Holidays

Coves de Canelobre 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