Puerto de Piqueras (Poveda)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Póveda de Soria 1,710m 427m 9.6 km 4.5% 167 ***






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Climb Description

Puerto de Piqueras is a high mountain pass on the border between the regions of La Rioja and Soria. The climb on the Soria side is a fairly short and gentle ascent which goes to high altitude. The views are pleasant without being spectacular.

Puerto de Piqueras is open from April to November and sometimes longer depending on the weather. In winter it is possible to climb as far as the tunnel 4.5km from the summit.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

The first part of the climb is on the main road through the area and traffic is fairly regular, although not constant and generally not too much of a nuissance. Buses and lorries also use the climb which can be bothersome, particularly if visibility is low. The second half of the climb is quiet, as a tunnel takes the traffic under the pass.




Alternative Routes

Puerto de Piqueras can also be climbed from Villanueva de Cameros





Nearby Climbs


Peña Hincada

Puerto de Montnenegro

La Rasa






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours in this part of Spain. 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 mountainous tours that we currently run elsewhere in 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
Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR