Exploring the Thrilling Puerto del Ponton in Spain's Cantabrian Mountains

Puerto del Pontón is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.298m (4,258ft) located in the Province of León, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León, in Spain.

Puerto del Pontón

How long is Puerto del Ponton?

Set high in the Cantabrian Mountains, a mountain range in the northern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called N625. The road is in good condition. The pass is 20.2 km (12.55 miles) long, running south-north from Vegacerneja to Oseja de Sajambre. Access to the pass is typically open all year round but short term closures are common in winter due to dangerous weather conditions.

Is Puerto del Ponton difficult?

The road is steep, hitting a 9-10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps Most of the ascent takes place in the Picos de Europa National Park. It has been climbed by the Spanish Vuelta race. The road is very curvy, with 4 hairpin turns.