Cumbre del Sol - Alcasar (Alicante)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Alcasar 422 387 3.2 11.9 754 ****

Cumbre del Sol from Alcasar Profile
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Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on this climb.


Climb Description

Cumbre del Sol from Alcasar

Cumbre del Sol from Benitachell is a short and steep cycling climb on the Costa Blanca, which shot to fame in 2015 when it hosted a stage finish of the Vuelta a España. The climb produced spectacular action, with numerous star riders cracking, before Tom Dumoulin eventually managed to claim the win.

In the Vuelta the climb was ascended from this side. The gradient is consistently steep and there are numerous sections which are over 15%, with one sustained pitch at 18%. Watching the likes of Alejandro Valverde, Chris Froome and Joaquim Rodríguez all cracking at various times on the ascent, tells you all that you need to know about its difficulty!

Cumbre del Sol is open and is enjoyable to climb throughout the year.


Other sides

Cumbre del Sol can also be climbed from Benitachell.


Nearby Climbs

Coll de Rates
Port de Tudons


Tours

Cumbre del Sol is available as a route extension on our Castles of the Levant Cycling Holiday.