Alto del Torno (Labra) - Asturias

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Labra 526 446 14.5 3.1 324 *****

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Alto del Torno is not a difficult climb, but is slightly more challenging than the statistics suggest, because it does have two significant downhill sections. The total amount of climbing is 572m, with a maximum gradient of 10%.

Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition.

There is very little traffic on this climb.

Climb Description

Alto del Torno

Alto del Torno is a hidden gem of a climb and one of our favourites in the region. It is not especially hard, nor particularly high, but in terms of scenery and enjoyment to ride, it is up there with the best mountain passes in Spain.

The scenery is diverse, passing through picturesque villages, forested areas, open countryside and offering views of both the high mountains of the Picos de Europa and the beautiful coastline of the Cantabrian Sea. You have probably never heard of the Alto del Torno before, but make sure that you don't miss it if you are in the area. Both sides are great for climbing, but this side shades it in terms of scenery.

The Alto del Torno was discovered by the Vuelta a España in 2014, used as the final climb before tackling nearby Lagos de Covadonga.

Alto del Torno is open throughout the year, although there can be short-term closures in winter due to snow.

Other Sides

Alto del Torno can also be climbed from the north, starting from the village of Nueva. This is a shorter and tougher climb.

Nearby Climbs

Lagos de Covadonga
Jito de Escarandi
Puerto de Ponton
Puerto Arnicio
Mirador del Fito
Collada Llomena


Alto del Torno is climbed via Labra on our Picos de Europa self-guided cycling holiday, as well as our Great Climbs of the Vuelta a España guided cycling tour.