Puerto de Pontón (Castilla-y-León)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Punete Vidosa 1288 1008 24.8 4.6 340 ****

Puerto de Ponton Profile
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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 & Traffic

The road is in good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on the climb throughout the year.

Climb Description

Puerto de Ponton

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 sides

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

Puerto de las Señales
Collada Llomena
Lagos de Covadonga


Puerto de Pontón can be climbed as an optional extension on our Picos de Europa Cycling Holiday.