A brutally steep road to Xorret de Catí in Spain
Alto de Xorret de Catí is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.097m (3,599ft) above the sea level, located in the comarca of L'Alcoià, in the province of Alicante, Spain.
The road to the summit is called CV-817. It’s pretty narrow, paved, and extremely steep, with sections up to 20-22%. The climb has been used by the Spanish Vuelta a España race.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Petrer, the ascent is 13.4 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 627 meters. The average percentage is 4.7 %. And starting from Castalla, the ascent is 3.95 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 437 meters. The average percentage is 11.1 %.