Coll de Pradell, a monster climb in Catalonia
La ruta minera with Montefusco Cycling
The famous stretch at 20%

Cycling Coll de Pradell is a true challenge. This is not a very known climb. Not one of the famous. But I can tell you that if you ever climbed up there you will never forget about it: it is Coll de Pradell, in Barcelona province (Catalonia, Pyrenees).

The 20% steepness road sign has become iconic, and also a pilgrimage destination for most of the local riders. The images of the long straight uphill are impressive. In addition, from the top of the climb, the views of Pedraforca (a famous Catalan mountain fork shaped) are stunning.

Coll de Pradell will be included for the first time in any big professional tour in Volta a Catalunya 2024 edition.

Coll de Pradell has also been included in the Granfondo “La Ruta Minera”, a tough route 154 km long with 3800 mts elevation, see stage profile below.

La Ruta minera, an amazing Granfondo, really challenging!

The area around Berga is amazing for climbers! Big climbs around Berga, such as Rasos de Peguera or also Coll de Pal make this area a real paradise for climb lovers.

The numbers are really impressive. You can see details in the elevation profile below. There are 3 sides you can climb to Coll de Pradell (see map below). They are: Figols-Fumanya, Vallcebre (those 2 sides share the last part with the very steep part at 20%), and the western part from Saldes.

Map in which you can see the 3 sides of Coll de Pradell

Here below you can see the elevation profile for the Figols-Fumanya side. Tough!!

Very steep climb to Coll de Pradell

If you ever would like to challenge yourself cycling around Coll de Pradell and climbing this monster climb, just let us know!

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