An Explorer's Guide to Mina de Ventana
Mina de Ventana (Window Mine) is an old mine at an elevation of 1.699m (5,574ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Principado de Asturias and Castilla y León, in northern Spain.
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, narrow and very steep. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. 4wd vehicle required. 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 very demanding. Starting from Puerto de Ventana, the drive is 1.4 km long. The elevation gain is 124 meters. The average gradient is 8.85%.