The Best Canyon Roads in Spain

Driving the Best Canyon Roads of Spain

Part of the Iberian Peninsula, in the southwest of Europe, there are over 1,800 rivers in Spain, though many are dry for much of the year. The country features countless canyons and gorges with stunning roads through most of them. Dramatically carved out rock on the side of mountains, the Spanish canyon roads are a unique experience for any rider. Photos don't capture the incredibly narrow, twisting roads, the stunning views or the imposing depth of the ravines.

Congosto de Obarra

Obarra Canyon Road

Location: Huesca, Aragon
River: Isábena
Road: A-1605
Length: 12.5 km
Surface: Paved

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Puerta del Infierno

Puerta del Infierno

Location: Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha
River: Escabas
Road: CUV-9031
Length: 6 km
Surface: Paved

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Puente de Montañana-Alsamora Road

Puente de Montañana-Alsamora Road

Location: Border of Aragón and Catalonia
River: Noguera Ribagorçana
Road:
Length: 11.2 km
Surface: Paved

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Hoces de Vegacervera

Hoces de Vegacervera

Location: León, Castile and León
River: Torío
Road: LE-311
Length: 7.3km
Surface: Paved

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Antigua N-320

Old N-320 Road

Location: Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha
River: Tajo
Road: CM-9222
Length: 2.8 km
Surface: Paved

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Carretera a Cain

Garganta del Cares

Location: León, Castile and León
River: Cares
Road:
Length: 6.2km
Surface: Paved

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Desfiladero de los Beyos

Desfiladero de los Beyos

Location: Border of Castile and León and Asturias
River: Sella
Road: N625
Length: 16.6km
Surface: Paved

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Desfiladero de La Hermida

Desfiladero de La Hermida

Location: Cantabria
River: Sella
Road: N-621
Length: 20km
Surface: Paved

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HU-631 (Cañon del Añisclo)

Cañon del Añisclo

Location: Huesca, Aragon
River: Añisclo
Road: HU-631
Length: 34.3km
Surface: Paved

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Hoces del río Mesa

Hoces del río Mesa

Location: Zaragoza, Aragón
River: Mesa
Road: A-1501
Length: 7.0 km
Surface: Paved

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Foces Rio Aller

Foces Rio Aller

Location: Asturias
River: Aller
Road: AE-6
Length: 3.0 km
Surface: Paved

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Sobrón Canyon road

Sobrón Canyon road

Location: Burgos, Castile and León
River: Ebro
Road: A-2122 and BU-530
Length: 17.7 km
Surface: Paved

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Congosto de Ventamillo

Congosto de Ventamillo

Location: Aragon
River: Ésera
Road: N-260 (A-139)
Length: 6.7 km
Surface: Paved

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Pitarque canyon road

Pitarque canyon road

Location: Aragon
River: Pitarque
Road: TE-V-8042
Length: 3.6 km
Surface: Paved

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Hoces de Valdeteja

Hoces de Valdeteja

Location: León province, in Castile and León
River: Curueño
Road: LE-321
Length: 9.8 km
Surface: Paved

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Foz de Biniés

Foz de Biniés

Location: province of Huesca, Aragon.
River: Veral
Road: A-1602
Length: 21.1 km
Surface: Paved

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Boca del Infierno

Boca del Infierno

Location: province of Huesca, Aragon.
River: Aragon
Road: Carretera Selva de Oza
Length: 15km
Surface: Paved

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Tartalés Canyon Road

Tartalés Canyon

Location: province of Burgos, autonomous community of Castile and León
River: Tartalés creek
Road: Unnamed
Length: 1.7km (1.05 miles)
Surface: Paved

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Zumeta Canyon Road

Zumeta Canyon

Location: Andalusia and Castilla–La Mancha
River: Zumeta
Road: A-63
Length: 8.5km
Surface: Paved

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Taibilla Canyon

Taibilla Canyon

Location: Castilla–La Mancha
River: Taibilla
Road: L-3
Length: 12.3 km
Surface: Paved

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Guatizalema Canyon

Guatizalema Canyon

Location: Aragon
River: Guatizalema
Road: HU-330
Length: 16km
Surface: Paved

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Hoz del Júcar

Hoz del Júcar

Location: Castile–La Mancha
River: Júcar
Road: B5
Length: 31.2 km
Surface: Paved

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Hoces de Bejo

Hoces de Bejo

Location: Cantabria
River: Nansa
Road: CA-281
Length: 7.9 km
Surface: Paved

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Foces del Rio Somiedo

Foces del Rio Somiedo

Location: Asturias
River: Somiedo
Road: AS-227
Length: 12.7 km
Surface: Paved

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Congost del Pas Nou

Congost de l'Escala del Pas Nou

Location: Catalonia
River: Boix
Road: L-913
Length: 7.4 km
Surface: Paved

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Congosto de Olvena

Congosto de Olvena

Location: Aragon
River: Esera
Road: N-123
Length: 7.6 km
Surface: Paved

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Júcar cliff canyon road

Júcar cliff canyon

Location: Valencia
River: Jucar
Road: Unnamed
Length: 11 km
Surface: Partly paved

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Foz de Viboli

Foz de Viboli

Location: Asturias
River: Viboli
Road: Unnamed
Length: 3.9 km
Surface: Paved (with potholes)

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Desfiladero de la Inclusa

Desfiladero de la Inclusa

Location: Huesca
River: Cinqueta
Road: A-2609
Length: 12.1 km
Surface: Paved (with potholes)

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Old Terradets Canyon Road

Old Terradets Canyon Road

Location: Catalonia
River: Terradets Reservoir
Road: Unnamed
Length: 2.5km
Surface: Paved (with potholes)

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Margalef Dam

Margalef Dam Canyon Road

Location: Catalonia
River: Montsant
Road: Unnamed
Length: 2.9km
Surface: Paved

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Estrecho de Priego

Estrecho de Priego

Location: Castile-La Mancha
River: Escabas
Road: CM-2023
Length: 7,6 km
Surface: Paved

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