Leitariegos (Cangas del Narcea)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Cangas del Narcea 1,524m 1,119m 32.4 km 5.4% 644 ***






Leitariegos Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Leitariegos from Cangas del Narcea is a long, steady climb up to a ski resort. It is enjoyable enough, but with nothing really incredible in terms of scenery.

Although it is one of the highest climbs in the far west of Asturias, it is probably better to include this a longer ride rather than to plan a route around this alone.


Leitariegos  -  Asturias Cycling Climb

There is a small ski resort at the top





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition.

There can be some traffic in the first few kilometres, as you pass through several villages. After Bimeda it becomes very quiet.




Alternative Routes

Leitariegos can also be climbed from the south starting in Caboalles de Abajo; it is a more picturesque and enjoyable climb from this side.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Somiedo

Puerto Marabio






Cycling Holidays

We currently do not have any tours which include the climb to Leitariegos. If you would like to tackle the climb, we would be happy to customize a tour for you in this area.

You may also be interested in our Great Climbs of the Vuelta cycling holiday, which tackles some of the nearby climbs in the Asturias region.

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