Puerto de Somiedo - Asturias
|Start Town||Altitude (m)||Elevation Gain (m)||Length (km)||Gradient (%)||Difficulty||Rating|
|Pola de Somiedo||1486||787||12||6.6||705||*****|
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Puerto de Somiedo holds few surprises. The gradient is steady and it is easy to maintain a comfortable rhythm here.
Roads & TrafficThe road surface is in very good condition.
There is little traffic throughout the climb.
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 May to October each year. The road is often opened for longer depending on snowfall and is also often cleared when snow does occur, but not always from both sides so it is not always possible to pass during winter.
Other SidesPuerto de Somiedo can also be climbed from the south. This climb in the neighbouring region of Castilla-León is a shorter and even more gentle ascent.
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Puerto de Ventana