Pico Tres Mares, a wild road to the summit
Pico Tres Mares is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.139m (7,017ft) above the sea level, located on the border of the Autonomous Communities of Cantabria and Castile and León, in northern Spain. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Nestled in the Cantabrian Mountains the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s a chairlift access trail. 4x4 vehicle required. The peak got its name because it is the source of three main rivers. The track is totally impassable in winters.
The climb is pretty steep. Starting from the parking lot at the end of the paved CA-916 road (the Spanish Vuelta bicycle race ended here in 2015), at the Mirador Fuente del Chivo lookout, the road is 1.3km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 148 meters and the average percentage is 11.38%.
Pic: Rosaflor G.