The breathtaking road to Peña Ubiña
Peña Ubiña is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.754m (5,754ft) above the sea level, located in the province of León, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, in north-central Spain.
The road to the summit, located within the Cantabrian Mountains mountain range, is gravel, bumpy and rocky. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. The road to the summit is 5km long, starting at Torrebarrio. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. 4x4 recommended.
The road can be closed anytime due to snow and ice. It’s usually impassable from November to March. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both). There is little room for error on this road. There are some sections pretty steep.
Pic&more info: http://elblogdenaturkike.blogspot.com/2013/11/pena-ubina-2417-m-la-montana-blanca.html