O Cadramón (Lagoa)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Lagoa 1,051m 977m 14.8 km 6.6% 1,028 ***






O Cadramón from Lagoa - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

O Cadramón is a picturesque climb in the Xistral mountains, close to the Atlantic coast of Galicia. It is a tough climb with a poor road surface, some steep gradients and often a strong wind all adding to the difficulty. The climb is mostly in trees on the lower slopes, but becomes very attractive towards the top of the climb, where even the wind turbines detract little from the beautiful green scenery.

As in much of Galicia, there are small roads everywhere around the climb, meaning there are a multitude of ways to reach the top and several summits on the top of the mountain itself. The climb from Lagoa is one of the most scenic routes, particularly once you get near to the top and the scenery opens up. The ascent finishes on top of O Cadramón mountain, which is the highest peak in the Xistral range.

O Cadramón is open throughout the year subject to weather. In all seasons this area receives a lot of wind and rain though, so it is important to come well prepared.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in quite poor condition for much of the climb. In places it has been repaired and is good for cycling, but other sections contain holes and the surface is very rough.

There is very little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

O Cadramón can be climbed from many combinations of roads on the lower slopes, but the final 3km to the summit are always the same. Another nice route is the climb from Frexulfe.




Nearby Climbs


O Xistral






Cycling Holidays

We currently do not have any tours that visit this part of Galicia. If you would be interested in customizing an itinerary to this region, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the options.

You may also be interested in the links below to some of the holidays that we run nearby in north-west Spain.




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
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