Port de Fontalba is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.071m (6,794ft) above the sea level, located in the comarca of the Ripollès in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It’s a very steep road, with sections up to 9%.
It’s one of the highest roads of the country.The road to the summit, located in the Pyrenees mountain range, is gravel, but in pretty good conditions. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls.
Starting from Queralbs, at 1.219m above the sea level, the road is 11.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 852 meters. The average gradient is 7.53% with 15 hairpin turns. At the summit there’s a parking lot.
Pic: Rossend C. M.