Puerto de Ventana (Torrebarrio)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Torrebarrio 1,587m 389m 10.1 km 3.6% 147 ****






Puerto de Ventana from Torrebarrio - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Ventana has regularly appeared in the Vuelta a España during the last 25 years, often from this side, which is the easier of the two ascents.

The scenery here is picturesque with the Somiedo Mountains visible to the north and the west and the Ubiñas Natural Park providing great views to the east. This is a great climb to include on a longer circular ride.

Puerto de Ventana is often cleared of snow in the winter months, so it is usually possible to climb it throughout the year. However, from May to October is best, when the weather is warmer and the snow has all melted away.


Puerto de Ventana from Torrebarrio - Castilla y León Cycling Climb

It is very picturesque when the flowers are in blossom






Roads & Traffic

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


Puerto de Ventana Scenery

The road winds through beautiful mountain scenery






Alternative Routes

Puerto de Ventana can also be climbed from the Asturias region in the north. This is the significantly harder side, with the climb startin in San Martín de Teverga.





Nearby Climbs


Puerto de Somiedo

Valle de Lago

La Farrapona

Puerto de San Lorenzo

Puerto de Marabio

La Cubilla






Cycling Holidays

Puerto de Ventana is one of the highlights of 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