Collada Llomena (Beleño) - Asturias

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
San Juan de Beleño 1003 626 9 7 644 ****


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Collado Llomena from Beleño is a climb of medium difficulty. The first 2km are the most challenging, after which the gradient backs off and is quite comfortable.




Roads & Traffic

The road is generally in good condition.

There is very little traffic on this climb.


Climb Description

Collada Llomena

Collada Llomena from Beleño is a highly enjoyable climb in the heart of the Ponga Natural Park. It has never been used in the Vuelta a España, with the race preferring to climb on the main road over the Puerto de Pontón, but this is a more sceneic route.

The ascent itself is largely in forest, but you do occasionally catch glimpses of peaks from the Ponga mountains as well as from the neighbouring Picos de Europa National Park. The highlight of the Collada Llomena, however, comes from the ride to the base of the climb, as you ride through the steep sided gorges of the Ponga Natural Park. Despite its lack of fame, this is a really enjoyable ride.

Collada Llomena is nominally open year-round; however, short-term closures due to snow are frequent during the winter.


Other Sides

Collada Llomena can also be climbed from the east, with the ascent starting immediately from Puente Vidosa on the N-625 road. It is a more challenging climb from this side.


Nearby Climbs

Puerto de Ponton
Lagos de Covadonga
Puerto Arnicio
Mirador del Fito
Alto del Torno



Tours

Collada Llomena is climbed from Beleño on our Picos de Europa self-guided cycling holiday, as well as our Great Climbs of the Vuelta a España guided cycling tour.