Montmayor (Altura)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Altura 952m 637m 16.4 km 3.9% 428 ***






Montmayor - Altura - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Montmayor is the highest road pass in the Sierra Calderona mountains. It is situated on the border between the provinces of Valencia and Castell&oacaute;n and is a really enjoyable climb. The scenery on the lower slopes is dominated by the orange and olive trees that are so typical of the region. A recent forest fire has destroyed much of the vegetation on the upper slopes, but there are still some beautiful views into the valley as you ride along the fast, sweeping bends.

Shortly before the top of the climb you pass a chapel built into a cave. A place that was originally constructed and used by shepherds who prayed here for the protection of their flock.

Montmayor is open throughout the year.


Montmayor from Altura - Valencia Cycling Climb

The climb is gentle at first, but gets steeper towards the top






Roads & Traffic

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


Montmayor Pass Sign

This is the highest road pass that you can reach in a day ride from the city of Valencia






Alternative Routes

Montmayor can also be reached from the south. This is more of a rolling road than a true climb; although there is some sustained ascending before the town of Alcublas.





Nearby Climbs


Chirivilla

Eslida

Almedijar

El Garbí





Cycling Holidays

Montmayor can be climbed as an optional route extension on our Valencia & Aragon cycling holiday.

In the links below you can find out more about this and other tours that we 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