Tartalés Canyon Road, recommended for drivers with strong nerves

Tartalés Canyon Road is a very scenic drive running through an incredible landscape located in the province of Burgos in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain. It’s one of the most scenic canyon roads of Spain.

Tartalés Canyon Road

Set high in Merindad de Valdivielso comarca, the road is totally paved running through Garganta de Tartalés, an imposing gorge created by the karst erosion of the waters of Tartalés creek.

The drive is 1.7km (1.05 miles) long, running south-north from Hoz de Valdivielso to Tartalés de los Montes. The drive is extremely challenging due its narrowness but very scenic, with stunning views. In parts, it’s totally impassable for 2 cars at the same time, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.

The primitive road is very steep, hitting a 21% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The elevation gain is 138 meters. The average gradient is 8.11%. Risk of rock slides. The drive offers stunning views of the 35m tall Tartalés waterfall.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez