La Cobertoria (Santa Marina)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Santa Marina 1,179m 690m 8.1 km 8.5% 686 ***






La Cobertoria Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

La Cobertoria from Santa Marina is an enjoyable climb, without being especially spectacular in terms of scenery. It is fairly tough, but not too hard and the views are pleasant but not really breathtaking.

Stuck in the middle of a multiple mountain stage though, the Cobertoria has been enough to crack many legs in its various appearances in the Vuelta a España.

La Cobertoria is open throughout the year.


La Cobertoria - Santa Marina  -  Asturias Cycling Climb

The top of the climb has some nice views overlooking the surrounding forests






Roads & Traffic

The road is in excellent condition throughout. It is wide, with sweeping bends and very few hairpins which, combined with its gradient, make for a very fast descent on either side.

There is little traffic on the climb throughout the whole year.




Alternative Routes

The more famous and most challenging climb to La Cobertoria is from the east, starting in Pola de Lena.

There is also a third way to the top, which bsgins in the small village of Lindes to the south and follows very narrow roads. This is a nice climb with gentle gradients, but it is more difficult to include in a longer ride than the two main sides. It is perfectly fine for riding on a road bike though if you would like to try something different.





Nearby Climbs


El Cordal

Angliru

Puerto de Pajares

Gamoniteiro

La Cubilla

Ermita de Alba

Puerto de San Lorenzo

Puerto Marabio






Cycling Holidays

La Cobertoria is climbed on our Great Climbs of the Vuelta cycling holiday.

You can find out more information below about this and similar tours 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