Alto de la Tornería (Llanes)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Llanes 471m 390m 5.3 km 7.4% 512 ****






Alto de la Tornería Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Alto de la Tornería is a beautiful climb in the Asturias region. This side begins near the town of Llanes on the Atlantic Coast and climbs into the foothills of the Picos de Europa mountains.

The green scenery and fantastic views make it really enjoyable, depsite some steep gradients in the final two kilometres. Alto de la Tornería is, like its neighbour Alto del Torno, one of the many relatively unknown climbs in Asturias, that are absolutely brilliant for cycling. If you are in the area, make sure you climb it!

The area around the climb - in the particular the village of El Mazuco - was also a major center of resistance during the Spanish Civil War. Opponents of the fascist dictator, General Franco, hid out in these mountains under intense pressure. The first known use of carpet bombing took place here in 1937, carried out by the German Condor Legion. But despite a lot of destruction, the Republicans resisted the attack and held onto the important mountain pass for several more months.

Alto de la Tornería is usually open throughout the year.




Roads & Traffic

The road is surface is in very good condition and there is almost no traffic on the climb.

Watch out for cows on the road when you are descending!




Alternative Routes

Alto de la Tornería can also be climbed from the west, heading through the village of Mazuco.





Nearby Climbs


Mirador del Fito

Alto del Torno

Lagos de Covadonga

Jito de Escarandi

Puerto de Ponton

Alto de la Tornería

Puerto Arnicio






Cycling Holidays

Alto de la Tornería is climbed on our Picos de Europa & Asturian Coast 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
Alto de la Tornería
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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