Valencia Cycling Climbs
|Climb||Town||Altitude (m)||Length (km)||Gradient (%)||Difficulty||Rating|
|Radar de Cullera||Cullera||230||3.1||7.4||340||****|
|Desierto de las Palmas||Benicassim||420||7.8||5.1||340||***|
MountainsThere are several mountain chains in Valencia province - the most prominent being the Sierra Calderona and Sierra d'Espada. These are home to medium mountains with several climbs between 600m and 1000m altitude.
This section is focusing on the area around the city of Valencia. To see the many popular climbs in the south of the Valencia Autonomous Community, check out the section on the Costa Blanca & Alicante.
SceneryThe scenery is pleasant and picturesque rather than spectacular. Much of the climbing is within pine forests, although you do get regular viewpoints with nice panoramas of the Calderona and Espada Natural Parks.
RoadsThe road surfaces are in very good condition and are a pleasure to ride on a road bike. There is also generally very little traffic on all of these climbs; although some routes can get a bit busier on weekends with nice weather.
Getting ThereValencia has a large international airport with flights across Europe. Alicante airport is also only two hours away, with regular train and bus connections.
Valencia city is also well connected by train to Madrid and Barcelona - and is well served by motorways heading in various directions.
WeatherThe weather is excellent for cycling throughout the year. Daytime temperatures in December and January are often up around 20°C, making for very pleasant riding. Even when it gets 'cold', the passes nearly always remain open and are fine to ride if you put on a windproof jacket.
Spring and Autumn are also excellent for riding, with pleasant temperatures. It's possible to ride in July and August as well, but you should play on making early starts to avoid the hotter times of the day.
Cycling HolidaysWe run Guided and Self-Guided cycling holidays through the Valencia region. These are focused on experiencing the culture, history and gastronomy of the region, but there is the opportunity to ride some of the climbs.
The nearest climbing focused holiday that we run is our Mountains of the Costa Blanca tour, which tackles the climbs and scenic routes situated around an hour or so to the south of Valencia.
You can find out more details about this and similar tours that we run in the links below.