climbs in Valencia & Alicante

Classic climbs that are used in the Vuelta Espana and Volta Valencia abound and Spain's second most mountainous region is home to many fantastic climbs and hidden gems. Ride in all directions from Ontinyent to discover the widest range of routes, national parks, climbs terrains, mountains, gorges in the entire Costa Blanca region.

The three maps show climbs to the north, south and between Ontinyent and the coast. It doesn't shpw all of the un-named routes, gravel climbs and mtb climbs, of which there are many.

km to start of climbs

ride to the climbs

From Casa Sanz, Ontinyent the roads are fantastic from kilometre zero.
There are two stunning valley climbs to Fontanars, the leg sapping Sant Esteve, Port Portillol, Port Bocairent, Port Paller, Port Albaida and , mutliple rolling valley to the east and the Vall D'Albaida and climbs into the Serra Agullent.

To north lies the Serra Grossa mountains and then the Sierra Enguerra. To the east is the Ombria de Benicadell range and Monduver range, which both lie north of the Vall de Gallinera and Vall d'Ebo.

To the south lies the Serra Mariola and beyond that Font Roja and the Sierra Aitana and Sierra Carresqueta. 

To the west lies the Serra Agullent, Serra Grossa,  Maigmo National Park and the Vinalopo valleys.

The vast majority of the climbs are are only short distance away and there's more than 50 climbs less than 50km away! 

We don't ride the Rates, Cumbres de Sol and Berna Maserof very often. It's a long way to go to ride on busy rides, through housing estates and on poor tarmac, when there's better and more beautiful climbs spread through the region.

We do ride the best route Denia has to offer, the Vall de Gallinera and 'Ebo valley loop. We think our version is better as you get to it via the amazing Port Bocairent and Serra Mariola park, which hands down beats 20 odd Km to Pego from Denia.

Our favourite climbs?  A top 10 

Port Bosquet de Mogente

Port Beniarres 

Port Beneixama

Font Roja

Port de Tudons

Port Paller

Puerto Benifallim

Port Portillol

Port Bocairent

Tellingly, our guests consistently tell us that the wine country routes to Fontanars, the Serra Mariola from Agres and from Alcoy and the peaceful Sierra Enguerra are their favourite routes.

Port Portillol, Port Bocairent and the Beneixama are the favourite descents and most choose not to tackle Ermita Sant Esteve and Alt del Campello..

WThe table shows the distance in km to start of the climb from Ontinyent, Denia, Calpe and Jalon. You'll need to ride it, descend and ride back!

Anything in red is a usually at least a 150km day on the bike