Puerto de las Coberteras, a challenging yet scenic road to the summit
Puerto de las Coberteras is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.254m (4,114ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Jaen in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain.
Tucked away in the Sierra Sur de Jaén (Southern Range of Jaén) mountain range, the road to the summit is paved but narrow and potholed. The road surface, despite having been renovated in 2018, is irregular and gravel abounds. The road features a high risk of rock slides.
Bear in mind that the reservoir road is closed with a gate and a barrier daily from 20 p.m. to 8 a.m. The drive is very steep. Starting from Embalse de Quebrajano reservoir, the ascent is 6,7km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 464m and the average gradient is 6,9%. The road hits up a 15% through some of the ramps. The road is very scenic.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez