The brutal climb to Cruz de Linares in Asturias with 16% ramps

Puerto Cruz de Linares is a mountain pass at an elevation of 842m (2,762ft) above the sea level, located in the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in Spain.

Cruz de Linares

How long is Cruz de Linares?

Set high in sierra del Áramo mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved (with concrete sections) and very narrow. Starting at the paved AS-228, the ascent is 8.6 km (5.34 miles) long. Its summit serves as a natural lookout over the municipality of Proaza and the Valles del Oso.

Is the climb to Cruz de Linares steep?

Located in the northern part of the country, it’s a hors category category. The climb hits a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps, and the average gradient is 8,8%. It’s been featured in the Spanish Vuelta.