Puerto de Montenegro (Viniegra)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Venta de Goyo (LR-113) 1,583m 727m 19.0 km 3.8% 424 ***






Puerto de Montenegro from Viniegra - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Montenegro is a pleasant climb which finishes on the border between La Rioja and Soria provinces. It is largely gentle, but there are several steep stretches in the final 5km which can come as something of a surprise.

Much of the climb follows the Viniegra River and is in forest. The scenery towards the top is more open and affords better views; the road surface here is also much more enjoyable for cycling.

Puerto de Montenegro is open throughout the year subject to weather - short-term closures due to snow are fairly common in winter.




Roads & Traffic

The road is in a poor state on the lower part of the climb. It is asphalted, but is bumpy with frequent pot-holes. After passing through Viniegra de Arriba it improves considerably.

There is little traffic on the climb.




Alternative Routes

Puerto de Montenegro can also be climbed from the Soria province - beginning in Montenegro de Cameros. This is a significantly shorter ascent.





Nearby Climbs


Peña Hincada

Puerto de Piqueras

Lagunas de Neila

La Rasa

Cruz de la Demanda

Valdezcaray






Cycling Holidays

We don't currently run any tours that include this climb. 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 other tours that we run nearby.




Rioja Vineyards
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,240 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Monte Igeldo - San Sebastian
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,290 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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