Puerto de Pontón (Castilla-y-León)
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The Puerto de Pontón is a long gentle climb. It has no steep gradients and it is just necessary to pace yourself over the distance.
Roads & TrafficThe road is in good condition throughout.
There is little traffic on the climb throughout the year.
Puerto de Pontón is a long climb in the Picos de Europa National Park. 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 climb begins in Asturias, but the majority of the route - including the pass is in the province of León.
Puerto de Pontón 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.
Other sidesPuerto de Pontón can also be climbed from the south. This is a significantly shorter climb, and forms part of the ascent to Panderrueda.
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