Alto de Margarida (Beniarrés Reservoir)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Beniarrés Reservoir 636m 303m 9.8 km 3.1% 185 ***






Alto de Margarida - Beniarrés Reservoir - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Alto de Margarida is a long and mostly gentle climb in the northern part of the Alicante province, which finishes near to the village of Margarida. It begins next to the Beniarrés Reservoir in the shadow of the imposing Benicaldell mountain and passes though picturesque fields of olive and cherry trees and the winding road has a real mountain feel to it.

The only difficulty comes relatively early on, with a tough one kilometre long section averaging a shade over 10% and with maximum gradients of 18%. Apart from that the profile has no hidden surprises!

Alto de Margarida is open and highly enjoyable to climb throughout the whole year.


Alto de Margarida from Beniarrés Reservoir - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The climb up from the reservoir has gradients reaching 18%!





Roads & Traffic

The roads on this climb are in excellent condition, and there is very little traffic throughout.




Alternative Routes

There are various other ways to get to Margarida, including via the Vall de Gallinera and Alto de Tollos. The road that continues from Margarida towards Alcala de la Jovada and Vall d'Ebo is more rolling than sustained climbing, but it is also a very pleasant route.





Nearby Climbs


Vall de Gallinera

Alto de Tollos

Mirador del Xap

Murito de Alpatro

Port de Beniarrés

La Llacuna

Port d'Ebo

Alto de la Sombra

Alto de Benillup






Cycling Holidays

Alto de Margarida is 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 €1,090 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