Puerto de Somiedo (Meroy)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Meroy 1,486m 286m 7.9 km 3.1% 97 ****






Puerto de Somiedo from Meroy - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

This is a very short and gentle climb up to the boundary of the Somiedo Natural Park. The tougher ascent is from the north side, but this side is also good to include as part of a longer ride.

It is the gateway to the Somiedo Mountains - one of the most impressive Natural Areas in Spain, and home to the largest population of brown bears in Western Europe.


Puerto de Somiedo from Meroy - Castilla y León Cycling Climb

This is a really pleasant climb to enter the Somiedo Natural Park






Roads & Traffic

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




Alternative Routes

Puerto de Somiedo can also be climbed from the Asturias region in the north. This is the significantly harder side, with the climb starting in Pola de Somiedo.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Ventana

Valle de Lago

La Farrapona

Puerto de San Lorenzo

Puerto de Marabio

Leitariegos






Cycling Holidays

Puerto de Somiedo is tackled on our Great climbs of the Vuelta cycling holiday.

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




Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
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