Puerto de la Quesera (La Mancha)

Start Town Altitude (m) Elevation Gain (m) Length (km) Gradient (%) Difficulty Rating
Majaelrayo 1740 556 28 2 745 ****

Puerto de la Quesera Cycling Climb Profile
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Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition throughout.

There is little traffic on this climb.

Climb Description

Puerto de la Quesera is one of the highest and most well-known cycling climbs in the region of Castilla-La-Mancha. It featured in the 2015 edition of the Vuelta a España, where Sky's Nicholas Roche and Trek's Haimar Zubeldia broke away on its slopes, with Roche going on to win the sprint for the stage.

The climb is much more challenging than the average gradient suggests. The first 17km have little elevation gain, but are rolling with several very steep uphill sections followed by short downhills. This can significantly sap your strength before the final 8km which are sustained uphill.

Puerto de la Quesera is open throughout the year; although short term closures are possible in winter.

Other sides

Puerto de la Quesera can also be climbed from the north, beginning in the town of Riaza.


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