Valle de Lago

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Pola de Somiedo 1,024m 500m 7.0 km 7.1% 540 ****






Valle de Lago Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Valle de Lago is a fairly short but challenging climb in the heart of the Somiedo Natural Park. The gradients regularly kick into double figures for reasonably long sections, although the climb does become easier towards the top.

Like all of the climbs in the Somiedo mountains, it is a beautiful ascent with open scenery overlooking the spectacular green countryside. The Somiedo Natural Park is the most diverse ecological region in Western Europe, and is home to significant populations of bears, wolves, golden eagles and vultures. It is a natural paradise, and also great for cycling!

The climb to Valle de Lago is usually open for most of the year, but can close at times in winter following heavy snow.




Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

This is the only road leading to Valle de Lago.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Somiedo

Puerto de San Lorenzo

Puerto de Ventana

La Farrapona






Cycling Holidays

Valle de Lago is an optional route extension 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
Lagos de Covadonga
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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