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Whether it be for the views, for the climbs or for the downhill descents, browse our list of the best mountain passes in Spain and make your next adventure one to remember. Contributed by the community, for the community, each mountain pass Highlight is a personal recommendation you know you can trust, so simply find your favorite and go.

The top 20 mountain passes in Spain

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    1

    Col de Portillon

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Col du Portillon may be familiar to you through the Tour de France. Time and again the stages led over this beautiful pass. Today, the Port de Balés is …

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    Betty
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    2

    Puerto de la Fuenfria

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Wonderful landscape and route. highly recommended quite bearable

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    Enrique
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    3

    Coll de Rates

    Road Cycling Highlight

    It does not matter which side you go up from the coast to Tarbena or from Parcent to the Coll de Rates, the road has a super surface and only …

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    erni
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    4

    Port d'Envalira

    Bike Touring Highlight

    24km of up! A long, steady climb that takes you up to the highest point in Andorra at 2400m elevation. There's an on-road cycle path pretty much all the way …

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    VeloElle
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    5

    At the Ibañeta Pass (1057 meters above sea level) it ends the steep slope that from the French town of Saint Jean Pied de Port crosses the Spanish border and …

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    6

    Col de Banyuls

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The approach from Catalonia is much more pleasant due to the incline, but longer and leads through a pretty, lonely landscape. The journey on the French side is short, but …

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    Cj
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    7

    Port de Larrau

    Road Cycling Highlight

    As harmless as the numbers may seem, from the north the Port de Larrau is undoubtedly one of the toughest French climbs, thanks to the tough pass Col d'Erroimendy - …

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    Quäldich
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    8

    Coll de Banyuls

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Without too much difficulty from the Spanish side. The French side is a real challenge, indeed the last kilometers of the climb are ... Terrible: D

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    Renaud A.
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    9

    Alto do Cebreiro (1300 metros)

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The pass is worth seeing even in the snow, but then barely passable by bike. Above is a special statue of pilgrims, which shows the pilgrim the way. At the …

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    10

    Brèche de Roland

    Hiking Highlight

    Mythical place in the Pyrenees. Very popular but essential. A bivouac area is present around the refuge.

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    11

    Subida Morcuera

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Typical climb through the Sierra de Madrid, a route that every lover of the bike can not miss

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    12

    Coll de la Conreria - Tiana

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Beautiful road that start from the sea in Tiana

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    Gimmo
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    13

    Coll de Peguera

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Long and magnificent pass that winds through the forest

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    Renaud A.
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    14

    Coll de Bracons

    Road Cycling Highlight

    If you want to drive over the Coll de Bracons, I recommend the driveway of Joanetes. On this side the asphalt is rough and covered with chippings. On the descent …

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    TBreti
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    15

    Coll de Tripeta

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    A demanding ascent with the reward of views over the entire valley generated by the Cinglés del Bertí.

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    16

    Col d'Ibardin

    Hiking Highlight

    To eat or drink something quite good, but outside it looks nicer than on site. Very touristy.

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    17

    Coll de Parpers

    Road Cycling Highlight

    4-5 km port with percentages around 5-6%, excellent for warming up the legs.

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    LarryBlue
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    18

    El Angliru

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    12 kilometers of track and 1258 vertical meters make the climb to Angliru a legendary challenge in road cycling. In the first half you can bounce around at an incline …

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    19

    Coll de la Creueta (1888m)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Worth the effort!

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    Darren G
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    20

    I grew up at the foot of Montgrí Castle and headed to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina.

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