Puerto de Pontón

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Puente Vidosa 1,288m 1,008m 24.8 km 4.6% 340 ****






Puerto de Pontón - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Pontón is a long climb in the Picos de Europa National Park that has featured many times in the Vuelta a España. The climb is categorized from Puente Vidosa, on the N-625; however, the route is very gently uphill most of the way from Cangas de Onís.

The road initially follows the Sella River through a rocky and at times steep sided gorge. The upper part of the climb is mostly in forest, with a few clearings. It is a really enjoyable climb, despite only occasionally offering really spectacular views.

Puerto de Pontón is usually open throughout the year; although it can be closed for short periods following localized snowfall.


Puerto de Pontón - Castilla y León Cycling Climb

The climb winds its way up through the Picos de Europa National Park






Roads & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout and there is little traffic on the climb throughout the year.




Alternative Routes

Puerto de Pontón can also be climbed from the south. This is a significantly shorter climb, and forms part of the ascent to Panderrueda.





Nearby Climbs


Collada Llomena

Mirador de la Collada

Lagos de Covadonga

Panderrueda

Pandetrave

Puerto de San Glorio

Puerto de las Señales






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Puerto de Pontón is an optional route extension on our Picos de Europa & Asturian Coast and Great Climbs of the Vuelta cycling holidays.

Find out more in the links below about these and other mountainous tours that we run nearby.




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