Piedrasluengas (Potes)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Potes 1,354m 1,067m 29.0 km 3.7% 432 ****






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Climb Description

Piedrasluengas is a long climb, which at times seems interminable. This is the more enjoyable side, with pleasant views to the Liébana Mountains and also the Picos de Europa National Park in the distance.

The last 3km of Piedrasluengas are actually in the region of Castilla-y-León, but the majority of the climb is in Cantabria.

Piedrasluengas is open throughout the year; although short term closures due to snow are possible in the winter.


Piedrasluengas from Potes - Cantabria Cycling Climb

The top of the climb is actually in Le&on province, not Cantabria






Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout most of the climb. The final 3km, after crossing from the region of Cantabria into Castilla y León, are notably worse, with the surface bumpy and cracked in places.

There is some traffic on the first few kilometres - although not enough to be bothersome to cyclists. After passing through Puente Asníl it becomes significantly quieter.




Alternative Routes

Piedrasluengas can also be climbed from Puentenansa.





Nearby Climbs


Fuente Dé

Puerto de San Glorio

Collado de la Hoz

Salto de la Cabra

Collado de Ozalba

Collado de Carmona






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: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR
Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,290 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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