The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Campo de Las Danzas
Campo de Las Danzas is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.448m (4,750ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of León, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, in northwestern Spain.
Located on the boundary of El Bierzo and La Cabrera comarca, the road to the summit is called LE-158/4. It’s a winding and narrow road, with 7 hairpin turns. It’s prone to rockslides and landslides.
The road was totally paved on 2018. Before, asphalt was missing on the last kilometer to the summit. Built in 1914, the road intended to link Ponferrada (León) with Puebla de Sanabria (Zamora), but the project remains unfinished.
Starting from San Esteban de Valdueza, the ascent is 14,15 km long. Over this distance the average gradient is 6%, hitting a 12% through some of the ramps. The road runs through huge cliffs. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Ramon Gonzalez Llamazares