Puerto de Ventana (San Martín)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Martín de Teverga 1,587m 1,127m 20.0 km 5.6% 974 ****

Puerto de Ventana Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Ventana has been a fairly regular climb in the Vuelta a España during the last 25 years; although, rather surprisingly, it has never been climbed from this side - by far the most challenging face.

Much of the climb is in forest, before it opens up during the final couple of kilometres to reveal superb views across into the neighbouring province of Castilla-y-León. The Ventana is a thoroughly enjoyable climb to ride, with a nice steady gradient allowing you to settle into a good rhythm.

Puerto de Ventana is often cleared of snow in the winter months, so it is usually possible to climb it throughout the year. However, from May to October is best, when the weather is warmer and the snow has all melted away.

Puerto de Ventana  -  Asturias Cycling Climb

The cows at the top straddle the border between Asturias and & León

Roads & Traffic

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

Alternative Routes

Puerto de Ventana can also be climbed from the south, starting in the village of Torrebarrio. This is a much shorter and easier climb.

Nearby Climbs

Puerto de San Lorenzo

Puerto de Somiedo

La Farrapona

Valle de Lago

Puerto Marabio

Cycling Holidays

Puerto de Ventana 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: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR
Puerto de Ventana
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,070 EUR