Piedrasluengas (Puentenansa)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Puentenansa 1,354m 1,193m 37.6 km 3.2% 465 ***

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Climb Description

Piedrasluengas is a long old slog. There is not much difficult about the climb, but the sheer length of it makes pacing yourself important. The most interesting part in terms of scenery is also the steepest section, as you climb the hairpin bends to the Cohilla Reservoir. Apart from that the climb is pleasant but without any spectacular views (apart from the mirador at the very top).

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 Puentenansa - Cantabria Cycling Climb

This section up to the dam is the most interesting and challenging part of the climb

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 little traffic throughout the climb.

Alternative Routes

Piedrasluengas can also be climbed from Potes.

Nearby Climbs

Collado de Ozalba

Collado de Carmona

Collado de la Hoz

Salto de la Cabra

Fuente Dé

Puerto de San Glorio

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 €1,490 EUR
Basque Mountains
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,480 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,490 EUR