Cumbre del Sol (Alcasar)

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






Cumbre del Sol - Alcasar - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Cumbre del Sol from Alcasar 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.

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.


Cumbre del Sol from Alcasar - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The distinctive mound of Cumbre del Sol





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition and there is little traffic on the climb. Which is just as well, because you may need to weave across the full width of the road at times!




Alternative Routes

Cumbre del Sol can also be climbed from Benitachell.





Nearby Climbs


Bernia

Coll de Rates

Port d'Ebo

Miserat

Vall de Gallinera

Confrides

Benimantell






Cycling Holidays

Cumbre del Sol can be climbed as a route option 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