Xorret de Catí - Castalla (Alicante)
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Roads & TrafficThe road is in good condition throughout.
There is very little traffic on this climb.
Xorret de Catí is one of the most famous cycling climbs in the Valencia region. It instantly become a hit with fans since its first appearance in the 1998 Vuelta a España - a stage won by tragic climber Chava Jiménez. The climb beginning just south of Castalla is undoubtedly the star side of Xorret de Catí, with consistently steep gradients - at times in excess of 20% - testing even the strongest of climbers.
The climb enters 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 since the days of Carthage and Rome.
Xorret de Catí is open throughout the year.