An impressive climb to Fonte da Cova

Fonte da Cova is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.850m (6,069ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Galicia and Castile and León, in Spain’s northwest. It is an impressive climb by any standards.

Fonte da Cova

Located within the Montes de León, a mountain range in north-western Spain, the winding and curvy road to the summit is paved. It is called LE-126 road. The pass links the towns of Casaio (Ourense) and La Baña (León).

The pass is also known as Fuente de la Cueva. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. Starting in La Baña, at an elevation of 1.048m above the sea level, the ascent is 9km long. The average percentage is 8.9%. The gradients are mostly quite gentle, although there are some steep sections (up to 10%). There is little traffic on the climb.