Puerto de Piqueras (Villanueva)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Villanueva de Cameros 1,710m 702m 19.4 km 3.6% 311 ***






Puerto de Piqueras from Villanueva - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Puerto de Piqueras is a high mountain pass on the border between the regions of La Rioja and Soria. It is a long and gentle ascent which goes to high altitude, but most of the ascent is in trees so there are few spectacular views. This is an enjoyable climb and one of the best for cycling in the area, but the traffic can be a nuisance at times.

Puerto de Piqueras is open from April to November and sometimes longer depending on the weather. In winter it is possible to climb as far as the tunnel 4.5km from the summit.




Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in very good condition throughout.

The climb is on the main road through the area and traffic is fairly regular, although not constant and generally not too much of a nuissance. Buses and lorries also use the climb which can be bothersome, particularly if visibility is low. The last part of the climb is quiet, as a tunnel takes the traffic under the pass.




Alternative Routes

Puerto de Piqueras 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 Montenegro

La Rasa






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