Preventori (Alcoy)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Alcoy 892m 342m 6.6 km 5.2% 255 ****






Preventori - Alcoy - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Preventori is a superb climb into the Mariola Natural Park, and is one of the best ways to cycle out of the city of Alcoy. Its gradients are quite steep in places, but they remain manageable and ease off before they take too much out of the legs.

It's a very beautiful ascent, framed by the mountains of the Sierra Mariola - in particular the distinctive peaks of the Barranc del Cint. The climb is named after the 'Preventori hospital' situated just over half way up, which is a nice historic building, with great views over the city below.

We highly recommend riding this climb and then continuing on into the Mariola Natural Park.

Preventori is open throughout the whole year.


Preventori from Alcoy - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The road climbs sharply out of Alcoy






Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition throughout; although there are some slightly annoying speed bumps just as you leave Alcoy.

The first kilometre follows a cycle lane alongside a busy road. Where the cycle lane finishes there is very little traffic all the way to the top.




Alternative Routes

This is the best way to climb to Preventori. There are other roads leading there - as you can see on the map, but they are rolling with long downhill sections, rather than sustained climbing.





Nearby Climbs


Font Roja

El Revolcat

Ermita de Sant Antoni

Cocentaina Castle

Alto de la Sombra

Alto de Benillup

La Carrasqueta

Mas de Llopis

Puerto de Confrides

Port de Benifallim






Cycling Holidays

Preventori 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