Puerto de Alisas (La Cavada)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
La Cavada 674m 614m 12.6 km 4.9% 362 ***

Puerto de Alisas - La Cavada - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Alisas is an enjoyable climb, without being spectacular for most of the ascent. The highlight is the series of hairpin bends in the final 3km, where the scenery opens up and offers some fine views into the distance.

Near to the top of the climb is an impressive sounding Monument to Cycling. Unfortunately this is no longer in very good condition and is something of a disappointment.

Alisas is usually open throughout the year and is a great choice for a long ride when combined with other climbs in the area.

Puerto de Alisas from La Cavada - Cantabria Cycling Climb

The climb starts from this monument in the village of La Cavada

Roads & Traffic

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

Alternative Routes

Puerto de Alisas can be climbed from the other side beginning in the village of Arredondo.

There is also a third way from Bustablado, which follows a very narrow road for the first 2.5km, and is not the most comfortable to ride on a road bike.

Nearby Climbs

Peña Cabarga

Collado Espina

Puerto de La Sia

Picón del Fraile

El Caracol

Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours in this part of Cantabria. If you would be interested in customizing an itinerary to this region, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the holidays that we currently run nearby in Northern Spain.

Picos de Europa National Park
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,490 EUR
Basque Mountains
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,480 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR