Puerto de Ventana - Asturias

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
San Martín de Teverga 1587 1127 20 5.6 974 ****

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Puerto de Ventana is quite a steady climb. The first few kilometres act as a warm up, before the gradient kicks up slightly - remaining mostly between 6% and 8% to the summit.

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition.

There is little traffic throughout the climb.

Climb Description

Puerto de Ventana

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.

Other Sides

Puerto de Ventana can also be climbed from the south. This is a much shorter and easier climb.

Nearby Climbs

La Cobertoria
Ermita de Alba Puerto de San Lorenzo
La Farrapona
Puerto de Somiedo


Puerto de Ventana is climbed on our Ancares & Somiedo Mountains self-guided cycling holiday, as well as on our Great Climbs of the Vuelta a España guided cycling tour.