El Portitxol (Vallada)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Vallada 775m 530m 7.8 km 6.8% 495 ****






El Portitxol - Vallada - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

El Portitxol is one of the most enjoyable cycling climbs in the Valencia province. The ascent from Vallada is by far the most challenging side, with some very steep sections beginning soon after leaving the town.

It is not all suffering though, there are also flatter sections where you can appreciate the beautiful scenery and tranquility. This side has a different character and look to the other three routes up El Portitxol, but it is just as enjoyable to ride in its own way.

El Portitxol is open throughout the whole year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is mostly in very good condition. It is slightly cracked in places, but is barely noticeable when you are riding.

There is almost no traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

There are three other ways to reach El Portitxol, all of them enjoyable climbs. The most scenic side is from the town of Moixent; it can also be climbed from Aielo, and from Ontinyent.





Nearby Climbs


El Portell

Alto de Beneixama

Port de Beniarrés

Preventori

Puerto de Onil






Cycling Holidays

El Portitxol 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