Llano de las Ovejas (Nogar)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Nogar 1,946m 1,138m 18.6 km 6.1% 1,088 ****






Llano de las Ovejas from Nogar - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Llano de las Ovejas from Nogar is a really enjoyable ascent. It is a relatively unknown climb, largely due to its isolated location and the fact that it has rarely been used in professional cycling races. However, its remoteness is what appeals most, and the colorful scenery (particularly in late spring when the heather lights up the countryside) adds to the appeal.

At the top of the climb you can continue on to a fantastic plateau - a real pleasure to ride at such a high altitude.

Llano de las Ovejas literally means Plateau of sheep. You will still see some farm animals along the climb, but this climb is also the domain of wolves. You are very unlikely to spot the notoriously timid Iberian wolf, but their presence gives you an idea of how tranquil and untouched this part of Spain remains.



Llano de las Ovejas from Nogar - Castilla y León Cycling Climb

There is a long plateau at the top of the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in reasonable condition. It is fully paved and is fine for climbing and descending; however, it has quite a heavy feel and is a bit bumpy in places.

There is very little traffic on the climb throughout the year.




Alternative Routes

Llano de las Ovejas can also be climbed from the north - in a long and highly entertaining route from Ponferrada.





Nearby Climbs


El Peñón

Cruz de Hierro

Piedrafita

Ancares






Cycling Holidays

Llano de las Ovejas can be climbed as an optional extension on our Camino de Santiago cycling holiday, which passes through the town of Ponferrada. This is a tough climb though, so only suitable for strong riders.

In the links below you can find out more information about this and 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: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,130 EUR
Hospital de Orbigo Bridge
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR