The road to Puerto de Casillas: pure adventure

Puerto de Casillas is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.469m (4,819ft) located in Ávila, autonomous community Castile and León, in Spain.

Puerto de Casillas

Located in the Iruelas Valley, the road to the summit starts paved but suddenly turns into gravel. It’s very narrow. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. It’s accessible to passenger vehicles in dry weather and the summit offers stunning 360 degrees views.

The road is extremely steep, hitting a 20% through some of the ramps. Starting from the M549 road on Casillas, the ascent is 5.6 km (3.47 miles). Over this distance the elevation gain is 461 meters. The average gradient is 8.23%.
Pic: Carlos Andrés Pérez