Cumbre del Sol (Alicante)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Benitachell 422 378 6.3 6 420 ****

Cumbre del Sol from Benitachell 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 Benitachell

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 the other side, beginning in Alcasar. The climb from Benitachell is slightly easier. The gradients are inconsistent, with several stretches in excess of 15%, but from this side there are also a lot of occasions where it flattens and you are able to recover. The scenery at the top is spectacular; on a clear day there are stunning views along the coast in both directions. Some people claim that you can see Ibiza from the top of the climb, but we are yet to witness that.

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

Other sides

Cumbre del Sol can also be climbed from Alcasar - this is the more famous and more challenging side.

Nearby Climbs

Coll de Rates
Port de Tudons


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