Xorret de Catí (Petrer)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Petrer 1,097m 627m 13.4 km 4.7% 497 ***






Xorret de Catí - Petrer - 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.

The climb on the other side, from Castalla is the real star, with very steep and challenging gradients. Nevertheless, the road from this side is also a really enjoyable climb. The gradients are more gradual here; although there are still short stretches at 15% towards the top. The climb passes through the Maigmó Mountains with trees lining much of the road, so the views are pleasant rather than spectacular.

Xorret de Catí is open throughout the year.


Xorret de Catí from Petrer - Costa Blanca Cycling Climb

This monument used to grace the top of the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road is in fairly good condition; it is slightly bumpy in places, but still fine to ride on a road bike.

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 Castalla.





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 €1,090 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