A brutally steep road to Alto de Aitana
Alto de Aitana is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.543m (5,062ft) above the sea level located in the province of Alicante, in the southern part of the Valencian Community in eastern Spain. The summit is placed within the boundaries of a Spanish army facility.
Set high in the Sierra Aitana, the road to the summit is totally paved but closed to private vehicles. The summit hosts a military base. The peak is the highest spot in the whole province of Alicante. It has been featured in Spanish Vuelta race.
The road is very steep getting harder towards the end. It hits a14.6% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting from Port de Tudons, the ascent is 6.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 516 meters. The average percentage is 7.93 %.
Pic: Vicente port