Collado de la Espina / Los Machucos from Bustablado

Elevation profile Collado de la Espina / Los Machucos from Bustablado
Elevation profile Collado de la Espina / Los Machucos from Bustablado
Elevation profile Collado de la Espina / Los Machucos from Bustablado
1114
difficulty points
9.4%
avg. gradient
26.1%
steepest 100 meters
8.9km
length
841m
total ascent

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Collado de la Espina / Los Machucos from Bustablado is a climb in the region Cantabria. It is 8.9km long and bridges 841 vertical meters with an average gradient of 9.4%, resulting in a difficulty score of 1114. The top of the ascent is located at 968 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 2 reviews/stories of this climb and uploaded 0 photos.

Road names: Barrio el Avellanal & Lugar Barrio Bustablado

This is an automatic translation, the original language is: Dutch.
I don't think this climb is called "Collado de la Espina", but in the Vuelta and in cycling this climb is actually called "Alto de los Machucos".... read more
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Collado de la Espina / Los Machucos from Bustablado
This climb
Cantabria
45 climbs
Cantabrian Mountains
181 climbs
Spain
3103 climbs
Europe
29300 climbs
Difficulty points
1114
HC
rank
2
1% easier than
Salto de la Cabra
rank
10
rank
51
rank
438
Average gradient
9.4%
rank
4
24% less steep than
La Torre from Vega de Pas
rank
15
30% less steep than
La Camperona from Sabero
rank
198
66% less steep than
Camino El Monte from Farrobillo
rank
2019
68% less steep than
Calçada do Rêgo Lameiro
Length
8.9km
rank
22
rank
87
rank
1047
rank
4702
Total ascent
841m
rank
9
33% less ascent than
Puerto de San Glorio
rank
36
43% less ascent than
Cuitu Negru from Campomanes
rank
268
rank
1820

Classification

Famous climb
Beautiful scenery
Hidden gem
15 hairpin turns

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Climbing times

7 km/h 01:16:40
11 km/h 00:48:47
15 km/h 00:35:47
19 km/h 00:28:15

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Charles_Leirman
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I don't think this climb is called "Collado de la Espina", but in the Vuelta and in cycling this climb is actually called "Alto de los Machucos".

Volgens mij noemt deze klim niet "Collado de la Espina", maar in de Vuelta en in het wielrennen wordt deze klim eigenlijk "Alto de los Machucos" genoemd.

Andre
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Great climb in Cantabria that you should definitely do if you are going to cycle in the area.
The climb is very irregular although the above schedule would say a steep constant climb but it's not because super steep parts are constantly encountered followed by less steep parts if you can call it 10% and more less steep. Fortunately, a few kms before the top you get a longer rest because the last few hundred meters or almost km are terrible. The road is very narrow and the only traffic is farmers or stray animals and they sometimes leave something behind on the road. The road surface seems to have been repaired a hundred times but is still quite passable. Along the way you drive almost constantly in an oasis of green. Watch out in the autumn for slippery spots caused by falling leaves. This climb is an absolute must in this region.

Prachtige klim in Cantabria die je zeker moet gedaan hebben als je in de buurt gaat fietsen.
De klim is heel onregelmatig ondanks dat het schema hierboven zou zeggen een steile constante klim maar dat is niet zo want super steile stukken kom je constant tegen gevolgd door wat minder steilere stukken als je 10% en meer minder steil kan noemen. Gelukkig krijg je enkele kms voor de top een langer rust moment want de laatste honderden meters of bijna km zijn verschrikkelijk. De weg is zeer smal en het enige verkeer zijn boeren of loslopende dieren en die laten soms wat achter op de weg. Het wegdek lijkt al honderd keer herstelt maar is toch best berijdbaar . Onderweg rij je bijna constant in een oase van groen . Opgelet in de herfst voor gladheid door vallende bladeren. Deze klim is in deze streek een absolute must .

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