Port d'Eslida (Chóvar)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Azuébar 944m 669m 15.3 km 4.4% 640 ****

Port d'Eslida - Chóvar - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

The climb to the Port d'Eslida Antenna is one of the most popular with cyclists in this part of Spain. It is situated in the Sierra Espadan Natural Park, a range of medium mountains that are famous for their combination of pine and olive trees.

The ascent through Chóvar is very gentle for the first part, with sweeping bends reducing the gradient and enabling you to enjoy the pleasant views looking into the valley. From the Port d'Eslida, you turn left and, after a short descent, the tough climbing begins. The final 3km averages over 10% gradient and there are several stretches above 15%. The last part is optional, however, and it is just as nice to continue straight over the pass and continue on a longer route around the Natural Park.

Port d'Eslida is open throughout the year, and the mild Mediterranean climate makes it an enjoyable climb even in winter.

Port d'Eslida from Chóvar - Valencia Cycling Climb

From the top of the pass the climb continues up to a radio antenna

Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition as far Port d'Eslida. From here, as you turn towards the antenna, it becomes very narrow and is occasionally has patches of gravel, but it is still in fairly good condition and fine for riding on a road bike.

There is generally little traffic on the climb, particularly once you have passed the villages of Chóvar and Eslida.

Alternative Routes

Port d'Eslida can also be climbed from Artana.

Nearby Climbs


Desierto de las Palmas


El Garbí


Cycling Holidays

We currently don't have any cycling holidays that visit this part of the Valencia region. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

You may also be interested in some of the tours below, which we currently run nearby.

Historic Center - Segorbe
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,220 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Beniarres Reservoir & Benicaldell
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging to Hard
Price: from €620 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