A ride with all kinds of variety and two moderate climbs. In the first 3 kilometers, you will have passed through a tunnel, crossed a dam, done a short but steep climb, passed through the quaint town of Hoz de Jaca and ridden on a road that feels more like a sidewalk. After this … you meander along the reservoir (Embalse de Búbea), pass through the town of El Pueyo de Jaca, and begin the major climb to Banõs de Jaca, a thermal spa town within a cirque of mountains.
The higher into the climb you go, the steeper the road begins. The last 3 kilometers are 8 % or above. Once you arrive, get a coffee and begin the fun descent down. But … don’t forget that you still have a short climb back into Hoz de Jaca.
– Out & Back: 23 miles / 3500 ft gain
– Location: ~ 30 min northeast of Jaca
– Date Posted: July 2017
– Terrain: 2 climbs. The first short, but steep. The second is moderate, but the last 2 miles are at ~ 8 %.
– Pavement: Dimpled and course from mile 0 to 5, thereafter smooth!
– Traffic: Light
At the junction of A-136 and the road leading to Hoz de Jaca at the south end of the reservoir (Embalse de Búbal). Park in the small dirt lot.
**Food / Water
There are several small towns along the way: Hoz de Jaca, El Pueyo de Jaca, Panticosa and Banós de Panticosa.
For General information on riding in Galicia, see our blog post.
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