Puerto de Peñanegra

Puerto de Peñanegra: a bumpy paved road to the summit

Puerto de Peñanegra (or Puerto de Peña Negra) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.909m (6,263ft) above the sea level, located in the Spanish province of Avila. The road to the summit is paved.

The summit links the valley of Corneja with Sierra de Gredos range. The road to reach the summit is called AV-932, which starts in Piedrahíta and finishes in San Juan de Gredos, near a town called Navacepeda de Tormes. 

There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Piedrahita, the ascent is 15 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 859 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. And starting from Navacepeda, the ascent is 13 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 585 meters. The average percentage is 4.5 %. Puerto de Peñanegra has been climbed several times by the Vuelta a España race.

 

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