Puerto de Somiedo

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Pola de Somiedo 1,486m 787m 12.0 km 6.6% 705 *****






Puerto de Somiedo Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Somiedo is not an especially challenging climb, but it is one of the most beautiful in this part of Spain. It is set in the heart of the stunning Somiedo Natural Park - home to a unique ecosystem which includes bears, wolves, vultures, lynx and golden eagles.

The Somiedo is isolated and cut off from the rest of the region by the mountains that circle its perimiter; one of which provides the slopes for the climb to Puerto de Somiedo - a small village on the border with the province of León.

Puerto de Somiedo is pretty much guaranteed to be open from April to November each year. And it is often open through most of the winter, with only short term closures following heavy snow.


Puerto de Somiedo  -  Asturias Cycling Climb

Haipin bends on Puerto de Somiedo





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition and there is generally little traffic on the climb.


Puerto de Somiedo Pass

The pass is close to the border with the province of León





Alternative Routes

Puerto de Somiedo can also be climbed from the south, in a short and gentle ascent from the village of Meroy.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de San Lorenzo

Puerto de Ventana

La Farrapona

Valle de Lago

Puerto Marabia






Cycling Holidays

Puerto de Somiedo 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
Puerto de Somiedo
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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