Xorret de Catí - Castalla (Alicante)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Castalla 1097 437 4 11.1 828 ****

Xorret de Cati from Castalla Profile
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Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout.

There is very little traffic on this climb.

Climb Description

Xorret de Cati from Castalla

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.

Other sides

Xorret de Catí can also be climbed Petrer.

Nearby Climbs

La Carrasqueta


Xorret de Catí is a highlight of our Castles of the Levant Cycling Holiday.