Port de la Creu de Perves
Port de la Creu de Perves is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.335m (4,379ft) above the sea level, located in the comarca of Alta Ribagorça, in the province of Lleida, in Catalonia, Spain.
The road to the summit is asphalted. It’s called N-260 (Eje Pirenaico) and links the villages of La Pobla de Segur and El Pont de Suert. Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. The road is not easy, though. Up, down, right, left all the time. Driving at night, or in poor visibility, is not recommended for drivers unfamiliar with the road. This road has innumerable twists and turns, with 17 hairpin turns. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. Don’t stuff your belly too much. Eventually, you might feel vomiting temptations.
The pass has been climbed by the Volta a Catalunya and Vuelta a España bicycle races. Starting from el Pont de Suert the ascent is 14.3km long with an elevation gain of 572 meters. The average gradient is 3.5% with some parts up to 9.0%. And starting from Senterada the ascent is 13.5km long with an elevation gain of 608 meters. The average gradient is 4.5% with some parts up to 9.4%. Adverse weather conditions can prompt closure of the road. It can often be treacherous, with ice and snow, so exercise caution as you make your way. The top is a high rolling plateau with great views, and two hilltowns along the way.