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Puerto del Barrancazo-northwest

CyclingUp: Puerto del Barrancazo-northwest

Region: Spain
Climbing effort: 346 cep
Elevation meters: 685
Steepest kilometer: 7.0%

Steepest 250 m: 8%
Foot: 872 m    Top: 1428 m
Mean slope: 2.8%
Length: 19.5 km

From: Alcaraz
Road conditions (2022): good
Other race bikers: 0-1 per hour
Motor vehicles: <10 per hour
Scenery and road: circle landscape (3/5)
Restaurant or bar near top: no

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Puerto del Barrancazo-northwest

Profile Puerto del Barrancazo-northwest

The climb from Alcaraz to the Puerto del Barrancazo can be divided into four parts. In the first the wide road becomes gradually steeper (maximum 8%) until a kind of plateau is reached shortly after Vianos. The next five kilometers ending at a small pass (Collado del Tuertecillo) run on a narrower street. In my opinion this was the most scenic part of the ride, thanks to the open landscape with rock formations and lots of flowers, at least when we cycled here (in May). Except for the last kilometer (5-7%), the road is not steep at all in this part (1-4%). The rest of the ride takes place in the forest and offers hardly any view. First there is a significant descent (120 meters in altitude). The final part of the ascent is a moderately steep (maximum 7%) climb of 260 meters in altitude.

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