Puerto de Contreras
Puerto de Contreras is a mountain pass at an elevation of 724m (2,375ft) above the sea level, located on the border of the Valencian Community and Castile-La Mancha, in Spain.
The road to the summit, also known as Cuestas de Contreras, is asphalted and narrow but perfectly usable. Very few traffic and very scenic landscape. The pass links the villages of Villargordo del Cabriel (Valencian Community) and Minglanilla (Castile-La Mancha) and sits on the main road from Madrid to Valencia.
The first road over the pass was built in 1853 by Lucio del Valle and in 1969 it was bypassed by a modern highway. 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. The climb is pretty steep. The average gradient is 4.71% with some sections up to 8%. It is about 17 km of road. At the bottom there is the Contreras reservoir of the Cabriel river. There is also an old abandoned part of a cement plant.
Road suggested by: Markus Janssen