Peña Cabarga (Cantabria)
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Peña Cabarga is a tough climb with steep gradients, particularly in the final 2km.
Roads & TrafficThe road is in very good condition throughout.
There is little traffic on this climb.
Peña Cabarga is a thoroughly enjoyable climb. Despite its fairly modest altitude, it offers fantastic views looking out over Santander and the Cantabrian Sea. It is a popular cycling climb due to its proximity to Santander - the regional capital - and it is certainly one of the best cycling routes in the area.
As of 2015, Peña Cabarga has hosted four stage finishes in the Vuelta a España. Notable winners here include Chris Froome and Joaquim Rodríguez - suggesting that despite its short length, it is certainly an ascent for proper climbers.
Peña Cabarga is open throughout the year.