El Portell (Bocairent)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Bocairent 859m 190m 3.0 km 6.3% 120 ***






El Portell - Bocairent - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

The climb of El Portell is a short and punchy climb from the town of Bocairent into the Sierra Mariola Natural Park.

The first kilometre is the most challenging, and it becomes progressively more gentle towards the top as you enter the plateau of the Mariola. It's a scenic ascent through pine and oak forests, with occasional views down into the valley. The real highlight of the route however comes at the top of the climb. We highly recommend continuing on the beautiful CV-794 road all the way through the Mariola into Alcoy.

The climb to El Portell is usually open throughout the whole year.


El Portell from Bocairent - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

El Portell is a short climb that takes you into the Mariola Natural Park






Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition throughout and there is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

This is the only real climb to El Portell. Approaching it from the other side on the CV-794 is more of a rolling route.





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El Portitxol

Puerto de Onil

Font Roja

Reconco

Xorret de Catí

Alto de Beneixama

Ermita de Sant Antoni






Cycling Holidays

El Portell is climbed as one of the route options 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