The breathtaking road to Salto de la Cabra
Salto de la Cabra is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.109m (3,638ft) above the sea level, located in the autonomous community of Cantabria, in northern Spain. The climb is simply terrible, hitting an 18% of gradient.
Set high in the Picos de Europa mountain range, the road to the summit is brutal. It’s called Camino Casetón Andara. The climb starts at La Hermida paved, but beyond Bejes, the road turns into concrete. The final part of the climb is unpaved. The road has some narrow parts, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.
The pass road is 17.6 km long, running east-west from La Hermida to a parking lot on CA-1 Road. There are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. The drive is very steep. Starting from La Hermida, the ascent is 10.1km long. The elevation gain is 1.003 meters and the average percentage is 9,89%.
Pic&,more info: http://recorridosciclistascantabria.blogspot.com/2011/10/salto-de-la-cabra.html
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