Alto del Torno (Labra)

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






Alto del Torno Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

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, when it was used as the penultimate climb of the day, before finishing at the nearby Lagos de Covadonga.

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


Alto del Torno (Labra) -  Asturias Cycling Climb

There is beautiful scenery throughout the climb





Roads & Traffic

The road is surface is in very good condition and there is very little traffic on this climb.


Alto del Torno Summit

The top is only 526m altitude, but has the look and feel of high mountains






Alternative Routes

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





Nearby Climbs


Lagos de Covadonga

Alto de la Tornería

Jito de Escarandi

Puerto de Ponton

Puerto Arnicio

Mirador del Fito

Collada Llomena






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Alto del Torno is a highlight of our Picos de Europa & Asturian Coast cycling holiday. It is also a route option on our Great Climbs of the Vuelta tour.

You can find out more information below about these and similar holidays that we run in high mountains.




Picos de Europa National Park
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,230 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,230 EUR
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,070 EUR