La Colladona (Pola de Laviana) - Asturias

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Pola de Laviana 847 535 11.8 4.5 318 ****

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La Colladona from Pola de Laviana is a fairly gentle climb. The first part is a false flat, with the climb becoming steeper towards the top; however, even the more challenging parts of this climb are quite gentle for the region.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition.

There is little traffic throughout the climb. The first few kilometres are the most busy, with a few cars coming past. After the village of Tolivia it becomes very quiet.

Climb Description

La Colladona from La Pola

La Colladona from both sides is popular with cyclists in this part of Asturias. From Pola de Laviana it is a really scenic and enjoyable descent, particularly once you have passed the village of Tolivia. This is an easy climb which is nice if you would like a gentle route on a rest day, before tackling one of the tougher mountains in the region.

La Colladona is open throughout the year.

Other Sides

La Colladona can also be climber from the south starting from the town of Cabañaquinta.

Nearby Climbs

Puerto de San Isidro
Puerto de Tarna
Puerto de Arnicio


La Colladona can be included as an extension on both our Great Climbs of the Vuelta a España guided cycling tour and our Picos de Europa self-guided cycle tour.