Collado de Llesba

Collado de Llesba is a paved road with terrific views of the Picos de Europa

Collado de Llesba (also called Mirador del Oso) is a natural viewpoint at an elevation of 1.682m (5,518ft) above the sea level, located in the west of the province of Cantabria, near Castile and León, in northern Spain.

Nestled in Picos de Europa, a mountain range of Northern Spain, the road to the summit is paved (with a concrete section at the beginning). It’s 1.8 km long starting from Puerto de San Glorio. Over this distance the elevation gain is 71 meters. The average gradient is 3.94%. The viewpoint is located on the border between Cantabria and Castile and León. It is a mostly flat paved road going less than 2 km from the Glorio pass. Drive carefully when approaching the summit. The road is intimidating: narrow with a large fall away on right hand side with no barriers.

Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. Collado de Llesba is a very popular place to visit to get an exceptional view of the Picos de Europa from the east. There is a bear statue nearby that seem popular with visitors, and a small parking lot atop.