Before moving forward, beware: long climb, more than an hour and a quarter if you do it at a reasonable pace: ideal for vigorous cyclists looking for gradual climbs.
From Xixona, just over 12 kilometers. Those who want to continue can start a few kilometers earlier, and at the end of the climb you can go even further to the antennas. Just over 16 km to cover the entire route.
The average gradient of the original twelve is 4.67%, where one reaches an altitude of 1,021 meters and a drop of 570 meters.
It is a very open climb, with few trees on the sides, and ideal for sustained and strong climbs. The first few kilometers are quite light, starting to climb gradually at an average of 5-6%.
Horseshoe curves in the middle part, a very attractive but difficult sector, with average slopes greater than 6%. Once past the horseshoe bend, you will come across a fairly straight final one with the ramp on the left.
Good road conditions and wide enough, so we face a climb that can be done safely.
If you are staying in areas like El Campello, Benidorm, Alicante city or Altea this is a fairly short climb where you can definitely plan a nice bike getaway.