Day 1. Travelling day. Accommodation in Valle de Cabrales
Día 2. Puente Poncebos (218 m) – Ruta del Cares- Caín (460 m) - Cordiñanes (860 m).
There is no better way to start the trip than by doing one of the most famous routes in Picos, we are referring to the Cares Route. This gorge of gigantic calcarean walls eroded by the river Cares.
Distance 13 km. Ascent + 600 m. - 100 m. Time 5 hours.
Day 3. Lagos de Covadonga circular route.
We will follow a circular route to visit the lakes of this area, the Enol and the Ercina. The lakes are of glacial origin and are situated in the Asturian part of Picos de Europa National Park, in the Western Massif.
Distance 7 km. Ascent + 200 m. - 200 m. Time 4 hours.
Day 4. Collado de Pandébano (1.150 m)- Refugio Uriellu (1.960 m).
We will start from the charming village of Sotres where we will take a wide path to the “invernales” (cottages used by shepherds in winter to keep the cattle) of Texu and from here until we reach Pandebano, a bit higher up we will find a small meadow where we will leave the car and continue on foot.
Following a well signed posted path we will arrive at the fold and refugio La Tenerosa, and after a constant climb we will reach the most emblematic refugio (mountain hut) of Picos de Europa.
Distance 13 km. Ascent + 800 m. - 800 m. Time 5-6 hours.
Day 5. Fuente de (El Cable) (1.860 m)- Refugio Cabaña Verónica (2325 m)- Fuente de (El Cable) (1.860 m).
In Fuente Dé we will take the funicular to get to the upper station (1.850 m), commonly called El Cable. From here, we will follow a path until the fork, taking the route to La Vueltona.
Here we will leave the path and we will take a mountain track to gain height until we make out the shining dome of Cabaña Verónica (2.325 m) with stunning views of Picos.
Distance 10 km. Ascent + 550 m. - 550 m. Time 5 hours.
We will finish around lunch time so there is enough time to travel back home the same day.
- Professional mountain guide.
- 4 nights of hotel in a double room with breakfast in Valle de Cabrales.
- Taxi transfer from Caín to Cordiñanes
- Rescue and accident insurance.
- Trip management.
- Transport to the meeting point. Exploring Spain can arrange it under request.