La Carrasqueta (Xixona)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Xixona 1,022m 588m 12.8 km 4.6% 323 ***






La Carrasqueta - Xixona - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

La Carrasqueta is one of the most famous cycling climbs in the Alicante province, having been climbed many times in the Vuelta a España. The climb begins from Xixona, which is best known as the home of turrón - a very tasty almond based confectionary which is particularly popular in Spain around Christmas. You will pass through many almond fields if you you cycle around this area.

The climb itself, like many in the Alicante province, is gentle with no challenging gradients. The long sweeping hairpins make it easy to ascend up what is nearly a vertical cliff face in places. There are some stunning views looking south towards the Costa Blanca on this side of the climb.

La Carrasqueta is open throughout the year.


La Carrasqueta from Xixona - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

One of several wide hairpin bends on the climb





Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout.

The first part of the climb until Xixona carries some traffic, including the occasional truck. However, there is a wide hard shoulder and so it detracts very little from the enjoyment or safety of the climb. After Xixona, it becomes much quieter.


Carrasqueta Summit

This is one of the highest road passes in the region





Alternative Routes

La Carrasqueta can also be climbed from Alcoy.





Nearby Climbs


Alto de Tibi

Alto de Teix

Port de Benifallim

Palomarets

Guixop

Puerto de Onil

Reconco

Xorret de Catí

Coves de Canelobre

Font Roja

Preventori - Mariola

El Revolcat

Ermita de Sant Antoni






Cycling Holidays

La Carrasqueta is climbed 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