Puerto del Tremedal, an iconic Vuelta a España climb
Puerto del Tremedal is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.642m (5,387ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, in Spain.
Located in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, the road to the pass is asphalted but narrow. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. The pass road is 20.2 km (12.55 miles) long, running north-southeast from Becedas to La Carrera.
This pass has been featured in the Vuelta a España cycling race. Starting from Becedas, the ascent is 9,5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 543 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 % and features sections up to 13.6%.