A tough day, since you have to climb 625 m this morning to reach Puerto del Palo. This pass, at 1146 m, divides the green, wooded area of Allande from the vast, more barren mountains to the south. But then, the 1st reward: you will be able to 'sail down' the 35 km left to Lake Grandas, only 4 km before the ascent to Grandas de Salime, located at the top of a hill! Grandas is a pleasant town with a Romanesque church and interesting ethnographic museum. Another steep ascent still awaits: Alto del Acebo Pass (1030 m, 475 m up), before you glide down into Fonsagrada, where your next accommodation is.
Note: if you want to shorten the stage, you can ask for an extra night in Grandas de Salime, after 40 km / 25 mi.
Challenge: MTB: 71 km / 42 - 44 mi, 2700 m ascent
Hybrid: 71 km, 1800 m ascent
Villages along the way: Berducedo, Grandas de Salime, Fonsagrada