Puerto de Pandetrave

A curvy paved road to Puerto de Pandetrave

Puerto de Pandetrave is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.562m (5,124ft) above the sea level, located in the province of León, Castile and León, Spain.

Tucked away in the Cordillera Cantábrica mountain range in northern Spain, withon the Picos de Europa Natural Park, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called LE-2703. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. The pass road is 20.2 km (12.55 miles) long, running north-south from Posada de Valdeón to Portilla de la Reina.

The road to the summit is pretty steep, hitting an 11.8% of gradient through some of the ramps. Starting from Posada de Valdeon, the ascent is 10 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 635 meters. The average percentage is 6.4%. And starting from Portilla de la Reina, the ascent is 10.5 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 362 meters. The average percentage is 3.4%.

 

 

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