Salto de la Cabra (La Hermida)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
La Hermida 1,112m 1,004m 10.3 km 9.8% 1,442 ****

Salto de la Cabra  - La Hermida - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

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 were not 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.

Salto de la Cabra from La Hermida - Cantabria Cycling Climb

The lower part of the climb has a good road surface, but it deteriorates after Bejes

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.

Alternative Routes

This is the only way 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

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