Xorret de Catí (Castalla)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Castalla 1,097m 437m 4.0 km 11.1% 828 ****






Xorret de Catí - Castalla - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Xorret de Catí is one of the most famous cycling climbs in the Valencia region. It instantly become a hit with fans when it first appeared in the 1998 edition of the Vuelta a España - a stage won by the climber Chava Jiménez.

This side is undoubtedly the main attraction of the mountain,. Its consistently steep gradients - at times well in excess of 20% - test even the strongest of climbers.

The climb is set within the picturesque Maigmó Mountains and the area is also notably for the high density of castles - almost every village seems to have its own. This is a legacy of the turbulent history of the region - a land keenly fought over for thousands of years.

Xorret de Catí is open throughout the year.


Xorret de Catí from Castalla - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

The attraction of the climb is more in the gradients than the scenery






Roads & Traffic

The road is in fairly good condition, although it is a bit bumpy in places. This is more annoying when descending than when climbing.

There is generally very little traffic on the climb, although expect a few cars if you go on a weekend.




Alternative Routes

Xorret de Catí can also be climbed Petrer.





Nearby Climbs


Guixop

Puerto de Onil

Reconco

Alto de Tibi

Palomarets

Coll del Cid

La Carrasqueta

Port de Benifallim






Cycling Holidays

Xorret de Catí 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 €1,190 EUR
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,270 EUR