Fuente Dé

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Camaleño 1,105m 690m 16.3 km 4.2% 340 ****

Fuente Dé - San Roque - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Fuente Dé is an enjoyable climb into the Picos de Europa National Park. It is very steady with few difficulties, but is popular with cyclists for the scenery - particularly the fantastic view at the end of the climb.

Fuente Dé was used for the first time in the Vuelta a España in 2012 - and immediately went down in cycling folklore. Despite being a modest climb, Alberto Contador chose to lauch an attack on the preceding Collado de la Hoz; he used team-mates up the road to help him establish a gap to the other challengers, which he held onto on the slopes to Fuente Dé. Contador eventually won the stage and the race as a result of this audacious attack.

Fuente Dé is open throughout the year.

Fuente Dé - Cantabria Cycling Climb

The climb heads towards the Picos de Europa National Park

Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout.

There is not a lot of traffic on the road, but expect to be passed by a car every couple of minutes. On weekends and in August it can get a lot busier.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Fuente Dé.

Nearby Climbs


Puerto de San Glorio

Collado de la Hoz

Salto de la Cabra

Collado de Ozalba

Collado de Carmona

Jito de Escarandi

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 €1,330 EUR
Basque Mountains
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,380 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,330 EUR