Laguna de Sobia
Laguna de Sobia (Sobia's Lake) is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.363m (4,471ft) above the sea level, located on the South of the Principality of Asturias, in northern Spain. The climb is brutal: 21.13% of average gradient.
Located within the Las Ubiñas-la Mesa, Reserva de la Biosfera Natural Park, in the central area of the Cantabrian Mountains, the road to the summit is unpaved, with some concrete sections on the steepest parts. Weather conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. The drive is very exposed, with some narrow parts, offering stunning views of Teverga valley. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. Strongly required making your way though with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. It is a land of great beauty, especially ideal for nature lovers. The scenery is stunning and you will be blown away by its beauty.
The climb is simply brutal. Starting from Carrea, a small town, the drive is 3.0 km long with 5 hairpin turns. The elevation gain is 634 meters. The average gradient is 21.13%.
Pic: Joaquin Esteban Alvarez