Challenging routes

Routes designed mainly as a demanding training

The rides end at a reference climb related to professional cycling events, and some of them emulating stages of La Vuelta, La Vuelta Comunidad Valenciana, or training camps itineraries.

 

We will adjust the level of effort to the characteristics to your group, so you will be able to enjoy professional routes

PALOMARET mountain pass

Located in the Sierra del Maigmó, from its summit can be seen an incomparable landscape. After a start with affordable grades, there is a small break, and then a really demanding final with grades up to 18%

FONT ROTJA

Mountain pass without tradition in the professional stages, but very attractive due to its beautiful surroundings. It has a  demanding start, followed by a moderate grades of ascent and ending with its hardest ramps in the final three kilometers

XORRET DE CATI

The ascent up to Xorret de Catí is a Vuelta icon. The race's peloton has already climbed this tough mountain pass with an inclination of over 22% on up to five occasions. The last time it did so, French rider David Moncoutié took home the stage victory, thus putting an end to the Spanish supremacy over this peak, as it had only been conquered by national riders in the four previous finales

CUMBRES DEL SOL

The summit is reached at an elevation of 415 metres after a 4.1 kilometres climb at 8.8%. The steepest section is 19%, while the last kilometres comes with an average gradient of 10%.

Two years ago the Cumbre del Sol was an unprecedented ascent in the Vuelta. When a bunch of escapees was reeled in on the lower flanks of the closing climb both Quintana and Valverde went on the attack, but to no avail. Then Dumoulin was off for a strong solo effort before being caught by Chris Froome and Purito Rodríguez with 200 metres left. Yet at the eleventh hour the Dutchman came back from the dead to grab both stage win and leader’s jersey.

TUDONS

Mountain pass with great tradition in professional cycling and is part of the training program of many pro riders who come winter training in Costa Blanca.

The first part of the climb may lure you into thinking it is a peace of cake, but as the road keeps twisting higher and higher into the mountain you will start feeling the climbing getting tougher and tougher. Still, the gradient doesn’t really go above 10% at any point during the climb.

RECONCO

This is the highest point of the province of Alicante. It starts with a moderate slopes, leading to the last 4 kilometers very demanding with grades up to 13%.

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