Asturias Climbs

Climb Town Altitude (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Mirador del Fito Arriondas 590 9.3 5.7 372 ****
Lagos de Covadonga Covadonga 1135 14 6.9 1100 ******
Jito de Escarandi Poncebos 1308 14.5 7.5 1245 *****
La Cobertoria Pola de Lena 1172 9.7 8.9 978 ****
El Cordal La Vega (Riosa) 798 7.9 6.2 365 ****
Angliru La Vega (Riosa) 1570 12.6 10.1 2245 *****
Puerto de Pajares Campomanes 1481 23.3 4.7 820 ***
Puerto de San Lorenzo San Martin de Teverga 1349 11.2 8.00 945 ****
La Farrapona Riera 1708 18.7 5.8 1105 *****
Alto del Torno Labra 526 14.5 3.1 324 *****
Alto del Torno Nueva 526 8.4 5.7 454 ****
Collada Llomena San Juan de Beleño 1003 9 7 644 ****
Collada Llomena Puente Vidosa (N-625) 1003 7.5 9.4 874 ****
El Cordal Pola de Lena 798 5.5 9 600 ****
Ermita de Alba La Fabrica 1173 6.6 11.2 1345 *****
Gamoniteiro Pola de Lena 1772 16.4 8.9 1945 *****
La Cobertoria Santa Marina 1179 8.1 8.5 686 ***
La Colladona Cabañaquinta 847 5.5 7.6 382 ***
La Colladona Pola de Laviana 847 11.8 4.5 318 ****
La Cubilla Campomanes 1683 28.1 4.6 877 *****
Leitariegos Caboalles 1525 10 5 304 ****
Leitariegos Cangas del Narcea 1524 32.4 3.4 644 ***
Mirador del Fito Loroñe 590 7.3 7.7 534 ****
Puerto Arnicio La Marea 916 9.4 6.2 433 ***
Puerto de Somiedo Pola de Somiedo 1486 12 6.6 705 *****
Puerto de Tarna La Foz de Caso 1479 15.7 5.2 512 ****
Puerto de Ventana San Martín de Teverga 1587 20 5.6 974 ****
Puerto Marabio San Pedro 1050 19.4 4.7 974 ****
Puerto Marabio Entrago 1050 12.7 5.1 542 ***
Puerto San Isidro Cabañaquinta 1520 27.6 4 755 ****
Puerto de San Lorenzo La Riera 1349 10.1 8.5 955 ****


Mountains

The Asturias region is not as well known as The Alps, The Pyrenees or The Dolomites for cyclists, but they should be. The mountains here are stunningly beautiful, offer varying challenges and are extremely quiet in terms of both tourists and traffic.

The Picos de Europa National Park is the most famous range in the region, but the Somiedo Mountains also offer incredible scenery that takes nearly all visitors to the region by surprise with its beauty.

Situated so close to the coast, the mountains are not as high as Europe's other great ranges; however, the climbs are every bit as long and challenging as anywhere else on the continent.

Scenery

Words can't do justice to the beauty of Asturias. The Picos de Europa are breathtaking in their shape and contours; similar to The Dolomites in Italy, but with more vibrant colors and without any crowds.

Western Asturias is similarly quiet and beautiful, with both rolling hilltops and rugged, rocky mountains.

Roads

The road surfaces are of a consistently high quality in Asturias and are a pleasure to ride on a road bike.

There is very little traffic on nearly all of the climbs throughout the year.

Getting There

Asturias has one major aiport near the city of Oviedo (Asturias Airport). Otherwise train connections are available to Gijon or Oviedo from Bilbao and Madrid.

To get into the heart of the mountains with a bike, a car is needed.

Weather

These are high mountains and the weather is predictably unpredictable! Summers are usually hot with a lower chance of rain than the rest of the year. Rain is not especially uncommon, but usually comes in the form of short showers, rather than lingering around for an entire day, and you can expect most days to be sunny and dry.

Many of the climbs are open throughout the year, with the roads going over 1,400m most vulnerable to closure in winter.

Tours

We run three tours to the region. Our Picos de Europa Holiday is the least challenging of the three, with the option of doing valley routes or high mountains each day.

The other two tours; taking on the climbs of the Vuelta and a self-guided tour to the Somiedo region are both more challenging, with challenging climbs included every day.