Reconco (Biar)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Biar 1,210m 524m 7.9 km 6.6% 423 ***






Reconco - Biar - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Reconco is climb of two halves starting in the town of Biar. The first half, until the Puerto de Biar, is very easy and gentle; however, after turning off the main road it is much more challenging, with several sections where the gradient is in excess of 15%.

It is a popular cycling climb as it ascends to the highest point in the Sierra de la Fontanella mountains, offering attractive views in all directions from the summit.

For a real challenge, you can combined Reconco with two similar murito style climbs nearby: Xorret de Catí and Guixop.

Reconco is usually open throughout the year, with just short term closures possible if there is any snow in winter..




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout, having recently been re-surfaced. The first part of the climb, until the Puerto de Biar, is on a fairly busy road, but there is a paved cycle path running alongside it to keep you out of the traffic. After turning off the CV-799, the climb is very quiet.




Alternative Routes

The first part of Reconco can also be accessed via Onil. However, the more challenging upper section is a dead end and so you must climb and descend on the same road.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Onil

Alto de Beneixama

La Carrasqueta

Guixop

Xorret de Catí

Palomarets

Coll del Cid

Alto de Tibi






Cycling Holidays

Reconco can be climbed as an optional route extension 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