El Caracol (San Roque)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
San Roque de Riomiera 822m 460m 6.0 km 7.7% 454 ***






El Caracol - San Roque - Cycling Profile

Click on the profile to view in full screen (🔍)




Climb Description

El Caracol from San Roque is a short climb which links the Collados de Asón Natural Park with the Pisueña Valley. A circular route over El Caracol is very popular with local riders based on the nearby regional capital - Santander. The scenery is typical of the Cantabria region, with rolling green hills as far as the eye can see.

El Caracol is open throughout the year.


El Caracol from San Roque - Cantabria Cycling Climb

The climb begins in forest as you climb out of San Roque






Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

El Caracol can also be climbed from the west, starting in Selaya.





Nearby Climbs


Collado Espina

Alisas

Puerto de la Sía

Picon del Fraile

Peña Cabarga






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
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR
Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
Basque Flag Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,290 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
Spanish FlagSpain

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR