Dates - June to October
Prices - €500 per person (4 people) including guiding and 4 nights half-board accommodation in mountain huts (breakfast and evening meal)
The trip starts in Asturias at Puente Poncebos, between the central and western Massif crossing the Cares Valley. We ascend Urrieles through Cordiñales enjoying beautiful situations such as the Jermoso Col, Puertos de Avila and Vega de Urriello. They we glimpse the famous Naranjo de Bulnes mountain. We finish the tour in the picturesque village of Bulnes.
Start of the trekking. There is nothing like starting our trip in one of the most famous gorges in the Picos de Europa, the Cares. This gorge has huge limestone walls eroded by the force of the river.
Distance: 13 km. Elevation gain +600 m. - 100 m descent. Time: 5 hours
We will ascend through Canal de Asotín to reach the Refugio Jermoso Col. Spending the night in this special place is something that we will always recommend. The Friero Tower (2.440 m) accompanies us in our ascent and the amazing views will more than compensate for the effort involved.
Distance: 7 km. Elevation gain +1.200 m. - 50 m descent. Time: 5 hours
Today we will move towards Colladinas, Llagu Cimero, south of Madejuno Tiro Llagu and passing through Vega Liordes. We will flank the top of Fuente Dé to reach the southern Wall of Peña Olvidada and Peña Vieja.
Distance: 12 km. Elevation gain + 700 m. - 800 m descent. Time: 5 hours
Leaving a landscape of green pastures we ascend towards Horcados Rojos to contemplate the rocky landscape, a desert of rocks, chasm and sumps which will guide us to Vega Urriellu.
From this point we should see the west and north face of the Naranjo de Bulnes, and enjoy the good atmosphere of hikers and climbers that flock to this emblematic place. If there is snow in Horcajos Rojos we could decide to pass through a more accessible col.
Distance: 11 km. Elevation gain +800 m. - 500 m descent. Time: 5 hours
We will finish the route descending towards the village of Bulnes, which can only be reached by foot of by a rack railway from Puente Poncebos. This is where the trek will end.
Elevation gain + 50 m. - 1.300 m descent. Time: 5 hours
N.B The last day will finish between 16-17 pm so you have time to make the return trip.
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