Laguna de los Peces (Galende)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Galende 1,725m 699m 16.8 km 4.2% 340 ***






Laguna de los Peces from Galende - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Laguna de los Peces is a pleasant climb between two lakes in the Zamora province of Castilla-y-León. It begins from the large Lago de Sanabria and climbs to Laguna de los Peces (Lake of Fish - ascending 700 vertical metres in the process.

The lakes at either end are the highlights of an enjoyable ride, with the scenery becoming more open and expansive the higher that you climb. It is not worth making a trip specifically to do this climb - however if you are in the area it is a great option. This is the best climb within a reasonable distance of the popular tourist destination Puebla de Sanabria.

Laguna de los Peces is open year round subject to the weather; short term closures due to snow are not uncommon in winter.


Laguna de los Peces from Galende - Castilla y León Cycling Climb

This picturesque lake is at the top of the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road is in fairly good condition. It is fully asphalted but is quite a bumpy ride.

There is little traffic on this climb. It becomes busier on weekends in good weather, but is still nothing especially bothersome.




Alternative Routes

There are several diversions that you can take on the lower part of the climb - notably one shortly after San Martín de Castañeda, but there is no other road to the lake at the top of the climb. You have to climb and descend the same way on a road bike.





Nearby Climbs


Llano de las Ovejas

El Peñon

Collada Trevinca






Cycling Holidays

We currently do not have any cycling holidays that include the climb Laguna de los Peces. 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 tours that we currently run in north-west Spain.




Picos de Europa National Park
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,230 EUR
Hospital de Orbigo Bridge
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,240 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,230 EUR