Probably the most famous climb in the area, rising high above the small town of Parcent.
The straight road south of Parcent, rises as it rounds the first bend. The smooth road with its steady 5% gradient twists and turns until km 3.5 when the road kicks up to to 8%. The views down the valley and out to sea are simply stunning.
The gradient eases with 2km to go before the final bend at 300m to the summit, from which you are rewarded of fantastic views of Tarbena.
Undoubtebly one of the 'must do' climbs in the area, Vall de Ebo featured in the 2016 Vuelta a España epic penultimate stage. This climb is also regularly used by the pro's during their training camps to test their early season form.
The climb starts at beginning of he CV712 at the junction with the CV715 south of the town of Pego. The early twists and steep gradients through pine forest during the first 2km soon give way to wide expansive views of the coast and a kinder gradient of 5% with a little breather half way up.
The road climbs steadily in big arcs around the mountside until it reaches its peak of 520m just before the donkey sanctuary.
A short but brutal climb used twice on the finish of stage 9 of the 2015 and 2017 Vuelta a España.
The 19% ramp that marks the start of the climb appears in front of you like a wall. After grinding your way up this first 500m there is a small section of flat. As the road rises again to 14% you can try to enjoy views across the Mediterranean sea to Calpe on your right. You'll reach a roundabout, take the last exit then the second left 700m from this roundabout. You'll know you're on the correct road, not just due to the unrelenting gradient but you're following the names of some of the worlds best climbers painted on the road. After the last bend, the last 500m metres to the summit continue at this steep gradient.
Approach this climb with extreme caution - it's very, very tough and not for the faint hearted.
This stunningly beautiful climb starts on the CV700 west of Pego, just before the small town of Adsubia. The gentle gradient on the lower section varies between 1-3% with the rare section of 5%. There's even a few flat sections to give you a breather and enjoy the mountain views to the left and across the valley to the right.
The climb makes its way through the picturesque small towns of Beniali and Benissiva where their typically Spanish bars and cafes make an ideal coffee stop.
Just after 16km, the elevation increases to an average of almost 5%, before levelling out at the summit just before the junction of the CV700 and CV712.
The striking edifice of Serra de Bernia dominates the landscape of the local area. The steep ridge line rises to 1128m high above Calpe separating the Marina Alta from the Marina Baja.
This ascent starts in the market town of Jalon/Xalo on the CV749, up through the picturesque vineyards and the village of Masserof. This first 4km of the climb averages at around 5-6%.
The road levels out and there's even some downhill during the next 2km section, until the road starts to climb and twist again for the following 3km. If you descend the other side through Pinos, take care as the road is twisty, steep and the surface isn't great, but the views of Calpe are fantastic.
Featured in the 2019 Vuelta España, this long but gentle climb starts where the CV755 crosses the Rio Guadalest, next to the motorbike museum and restaurant El Riu.
The climb begins with a twisting ascent through the pine forest, before reaching the historical town of El Castell de Guadalest with its beautiful castle of L'Alcozaiba which teeters on the cliff edge high above the town.
Continuing on, the climb joins the CV70 passed town of Confrides at 785m before for the final push to the summit at 962m.
Forming part of the Coll de Rates loop, popular with all riders in the area, this climb (also known as Coll de Bixauca), starts just above the town of Tarbena. Heading up a a gentle gradient, the terracing and edifice of Serra de Bernia provide an incredible backdrop. The gradient then eases, with some ups and downs before the final steep 13% ramp to the summit.
If descending the other side to Castells de Castells, take extreme caution on the tight s-bends.