Pla de Petracos (Vall d'Ebo)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Vall d'Ebo 595m 215m 3.8 km 5.7% 170 ****






Pla de Petracos - Vall d'Ebo - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

The climb of Pla de Petracos is a great little ascent in the mountains of Alicante. Beginning from the village of Vall d'Ebo, it is a punchy climb, with the gradient well into double figures for short section. But there are also flatter places where you can catch your breath.

The scenery here is truly beautiful, with dramatic rock formations providing an imposing backdrop, while olive and cherry trees line the road. It is an excellent climb to include as part of a longer ride, as it links together some of the most popular climbs in the Costa Blanca region - such as Port d'Ebo and Coll de Rates.

On the descent towards Castell de Castells and Parcent you will pass the caves of Petracos, which are home to prehistoric paintings.

The climb to Pla de Petracos is usually open throughout the whole year.


Pla de Petracos from Vall d'Ebo - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

There are great views along the narrow road






Roads & Traffic

The road here is narrow, but the surface is in excellent condition. The entire climb and descent has been repaved in the last few years.

There is almost no traffic throughout.




Alternative Routes

Pla de Petracos can also be climbed from the other side, which begins a few kilometres north of Castell de Castells. We don't have a profile for that side because it's very easy, mostly gently rolling and with less than 200m of altitude gain.





Nearby Climbs


Port d'Ebo

Miserat

Coll de Rates

La Garga


Sa Creueta

Bernia

Alto de Margarida

Vall de Gallinera

La Llacuna






Cycling Holidays

Pla de Petracos 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