A 5 stars road to Port de la Bonaigua in the Pyrenees

Port de la Bonaigua is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.080m (6,824ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Lleida, in the western part of the autonomous community of Catalonia, in Spain.

Port de la Bonaigua

Where is Port de la Bonaigua?

Set high in the Pyrenees mountain range, in the north-eastern part of the country, the pass links Esterri d'Àneu in the comarca of Pallars Sobirà with Vielha e Mijaran in the comarca of Val d'Aran. The summit hosts big parking lots and an iconic cafe-restaurant. The Baqueira-Beret ski resort is located at the top of the pass.

How long is Port de la Bonaigua?

The pass is 43.3 km (26.90 miles) long, running west-east from Vielha to La Guingueta d'Àneu. The road is pretty steep, and hits a 7.7% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

Is the road to Port de la Bonaigua paved?

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called C-28. The road is very curvy, with countless turns and hairpin turns. The surface of the road is in very good condition. The first road through the pass was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, but winter weather may cause short restrictions and closures due to dangerous weather conditions.