Peña de Francia, is an otherworldly drive
Peña de Francia is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.708m (5,603ft) above the sea level, located south of the city of Salamanca, in the Autonomous Region of Castile and León, Spain.
The road to the summit is paved but in very poor conditions. It’s narrow and pretty steep, with sections up to 9.2%. It's called SA-203. The summit hosts a sanctuary, called Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia, and some communication facilities. The summit is virtually inaccessible in the winter due to large amounts of snow.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Monsagro, the ascent is 17 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 735 meters. The average percentage is 4.3 %. And starting from La Alberca, the ascent is 15 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 645 meters. The average percentage is 4.3 %.