We climbed the los leones from Guadarrama begin of june 2001. It is the national road Madrid-LaCoruna. Despite the fact that the new motorway runs in parallel, there is quite a lot of traffic. Fortunately, the road is very wide. It is moderately steep, with some steeper sections(up to 12 %, as signalled along the road). A huge, ugly monument has been built on the top during the Franco-regime. The long, straight, gently descending sections on a perfect road towards San Rafael allow confidently a constant speed of about 60 km/h.
jan devos - sint-martens-latem, Belgium
The Puerto de Los Leones is situated in Madrid.
Starting from Guadarrama,
the Puerto de Los Leones ascent is 9 km long. Over this distance, you climb 531 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 5.9 %.
Look for other sides to climb the Puerto de Los Leones.
Since 2005, the Puerto de Los Leones will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Vuelta España 2008 : Valladolid - Las Rozas on 18/09/2008
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