Font de l'Arbre (Beniarda)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Beniarda 1,198m 805m 15.4 km 5.2% 1,142 ***






Font de l'Arbre - Beniarda - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Font de l'Arbre ranks alongside the likes of Miserat as one of the most challenging climbs in the Alicante province. Its length and average gradient are nothing special, but one look at the profile reveals how irregular and steep it is in places.

It is a picturesque climb, which uses a combination of minor roads to climb high up towards Aitana. It is challenging throughout, with long stretches above 15% appearing regularly, coupled with occasionally downhill or flat sections for recovery.

The scenery is the real highlight though; leaving from the Guadalest Reservoir and passing through delightful cherry and almond fields, before climbing the final stretch to Font de l'Arbre - the highest public road in the Aitana mountains. If you love ascending and want a challenge climb - Font de l'Arbre is well worth considering.

Font de l'Arbre is usually open year round.




Roads & Traffic

The climb to Font de l'Arbre has a mixed road surface. The first part until the village of Abdet is the worst, with the surface broken at times and with patches of gravel, including on steep gradients. From Abdet to Confrides it is in perfect condition, having been recently resurfaced. The last section from Confrides is also generally very good. Even at its worst, however, it is easily passable on a road bike.

There is very little traffic throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

There are several different ways to reach Font de l'Arbre; although this is certainly the most challenging. The village of Confrides, 5km from the top, can also be reached via the climbs to Benimantell and Port de Confrides.





Nearby Climbs


Port de Confrides

Benimantell

Aitana

Port de Tudons

Tarbena

El Revolcat






Cycling Holidays

Font de l'Arbre can be climbed as an optional route extension 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