Peña Cabarga (Cantabria)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Heras 569 543 5.9 9.2 722 ****

Peña Cabarga Profile
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Peña Cabarga is a tough climb with steep gradients, particularly in the final 2km.

Roads & Traffic

The road is in very good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on this climb.

Climb Description

Santander from Peña Cabarga

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

Peña Cabarga is open throughout the year.

Other sides

This is the only way from which Peña Cabarga can be climbed.

Nearby Climbs



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