Salto de la Cabra (Cantabria)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
La Hermida 1112 1004 10.3 9.8 1442 ****

Salto de la Cabra Profile
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Salto de la Cabra is a challenging climb with steep gradients throughout.

Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition as far as Bejes. For the last 5km it is a rough concrete surface with some loose gravel.

There is almost no traffic on the climb.

Climb Description

Salto de la Cabra

Salto de la Cabra is a stunning climb in the Picos de Europa National Park. Beginning at a low altitude next to the Deva River, it climbs steeply to the village of Bejes before following a concrete track to Salto de la Cabra. The name means and the steep sided cliff leaves little doubt about their fate. You may well still see some goats on the road during the climb.

This is one of the most scenic climbs in this part of Spain. It begins with a short forested section, before climbing more gently through an impressive gorge. From Bejes the climb is entirely open with excellent views of the National Park throughout the park.

The one negative aspect of the climb is the road surface in the last 5km. The concrete is rough and uncomfortable, and it can also make traction difficult on some of the steepest sections. If it wasn't for this then the climb would certainly deserve a ***** rating.

The road as far as Bejes is open throughout the year. From Bejes to Salto de la Cabra is also open for most of the year but does close for short periods in winter following snowfall.

Other sides

This is the only side to climb to Salto de la Cabra on a road bike.

Nearby Climbs

Collado de la Hoz
Fuente Dé
Puerto de San Glorio
Jito de Escarandi


Salto de la Cabra can be climbed as a route extension on our Picos de Europa Cycling Holiday.