Located around 45 km to the south of the city of Valencia on the southern edge of the Albufera Natural Park, la Bola de Cullera provides incredible views over the surrounding rice fields, the Gulf of Valencia and the Cap de Sant Antoni and el Montgó.

Set to feature as the finish of Stage 6 of the 2021 Vuelta a España, this 3 km climb starts from the centre of Cullera, rearing up past the town’s Al-Ándalus castle to “la bola”, the meteorological radar station located at the summit. The average gradient of 7.5% and the final altitude of 230 metres a.s.l. are somewhat misleading, as the first 2 kilometres average around 9%, while the final stretch has eye-watering ramps of 24% make it a climb requiring strength, rather than stamina.

La Bola de Cullera


Lined with cork trees and replete with endless curves, Port d’Eslida is a very popular climb with Valencian cyclists that offers spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Located in the south of the province of Castellón and some 60 km to the north of the city of Valencia, the 6 km climb of Port d’Eslida is a relatively easy climb that acts as a gateway to the beautiful Serra d’Espadà Natural Park, with its medieval heritage, sandstone mountains and dense cork forests.

Port d’Eslida


River Turia Natural Trail

The River Turia Natural Park trail follows the course of the River Turia from the centre of Valencia some 35 kilometres upstream to the village of Vilamarxant in the comarca of Camp de Túria.

River Turia Natural Park


River Turia Natural Trail

The River Turia Natural Park trail follows the course of the River Turia from the centre of Valencia some 35 kilometres upstream to the village of Vilamarxant in the comarca of Camp de Túria.

River Turia Natural Park


The Serpis Greenway as it passes through el Racó del Duc, Valencian Community, Spain
The Serpis Greenway as it passes through el Racó del Duc, Valencian Community, Spain
The Serpis Greenway as it passes through el Racó del Duc

The Serpis Greenway follows the route of the former Alcoy-Gandia railway through areas of great natural beauty and historical interest.

The 30-kilometre ride takes us from the Mediterranean coast to inland Alicante through the spectacular scenery of el Raco del Duc.

Serpis Greenway


View of Mediterranean Sea from El Puerto de la Carrasqueta, Alicante, Spain
View of Mediterranean Sea from El Puerto de la Carrasqueta, Alicante, Spain
El Puerto de la Carrasqueta offers excellent views over the Mediterranean Sea

La Carrasqueta is 12 kilometre climb lying just inland from the city of Alicante

The spectacular climb takes us up to a natural balcony at @1020 m.a.s.l. overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Alicante, some 40 kilometres away.

Puerto de la Carrasqueta

Location


Puerto de l’Oronet is perhaps the most popular climb among cyclists living in and around the city of Valencia.

Puerto de l’Oronet


Casas de Benalí, Valencia

Casas de Benalí is a 16 kilometre climb in the south-west of the province of Valencia

Location


Michael Dixon

Cycling in the Valencian Community, Spain. www.onyour.bike

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