Cim Fontcalda
Cim Fontcalda

Cim Fontcalda

Cim Fontcalda is a mountain pass at an elevation of 488m (1,601ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Tarragona, southern Catalonia, in northern Spain.

The road to the summit is a winding paved forest road with 20 hairpin turns and some concrete sections. Located within the Serres de Pàndols-Cavalls mountain range, the area was the scene of one of the most violent and cruel episodes in the bloody Spanish Civil War.

The road ends at the sanctuary of Fontcalda, and the hot thermal springs of Fontcalda with its constant 25C temperature. Expect very little traffic. The climb is pretty flat except the last 2 kilometers. Starting from Road C-43, the ascent is 4,5 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 111 meters. The average gradient is 2.46%. The maximum is 10%.

 

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