Alto del Torno (Nueva)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Nueva 526m 476m 8.4 km 5.7% 454 ****






Alto del Torno Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Alto del Torno from Nueva is an excellent climb, which is more fun to ride than its statistics suggest. This side is not quite as spectacular as the south side from Labra, but it is still a great ride. The lower, steeper slopes are largely forested, before you reach a plateau where the scenery begins to open up. Towards the top you begin to get views of the both the coast and the mountains of the Picos de Europa National Park.

The Alto del Torno was discovered by the Vuelta a España in 2014, when it was used late in stage that finished 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 (Nueva) -  Asturias Cycling Climb

Alto del Torno is a very pleasant and quiet 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 south, going via the village of Labra. This is our preferred route in terms of scenery.





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: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,070 EUR