Peña Cabarga

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

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Climb Description

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.

Peña Cabarga has hosted numerous stage finishes in the Vuelta a España, always as the final climb of the stage. 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.

Peña Cabarga - Cantabria Cycling Climb

The top of Peña Cabarga is marked by a communications tower

Roads & Traffic

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

Peña Cabarga - Cantabria Cycling Climb

Fine views looking across towards Santander

Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb to Peña Cabarga.

Nearby Climbs


Picón del Fraile

Collado Espina

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 €1,330 EUR
Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,390 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,330 EUR