Cumbre del Sol (Benitachell)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Benitachell 422m 378m 6.3 km 6.0% 420 ****






Cumbre del Sol - Benitachell - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

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.


Cumbre del Sol from Benitachell - 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 Alcasar - this is the better known and more challenging side.





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 €1,190 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,270 EUR