Great trekking of the Massif Central

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The Central Massif or Urrieles Massif of the Picos de Europa is without a doubt, it is the wildest and most spectacular.
In this massif are the highest peaks of the National Park with its roof Torrecerredo (2.650 m) and its iconic peak, Naranjo de Bulnes or Pico Urriellu.

On this trek we are going to tour the massif, following part of the Extrem Ring route, sleeping in their mythical refuges such as Collado Jermoso, Naranjo de Bulnes and Jou de Los Cabrones.

These are some of the highlights of this trekking:
• Observe the sunset from the Collado Jermoso Refuge
• Climb Horcados Rojos and cross the lunar landscape of Jou de Los Boches
• Sleep near the base of Naranjo de Bulnes
• Climb the Horcada del Agua with incredible views of the Western Massif
• Descend along the Cuesta del Trave and the Canal de Amuesa to the town of Bulnes

This trekking is Aimed at people who have mountain experience and good physical preparation. Read the itinerary of each stage carefully and if you have any questions about physical or technical preparation, do not hesitate to ask us for more information. We are at your disposal.

DAY 1. FROM VALCAVAO TO THE COLLADO JERMOSO REFUGE
Elevation difference: + 700 m – 400 m Distance: 8 km Time: 4-5 hours

Meeting in Cangas de Onís at 8.30:XNUMX a.m. Presentation, review of material, delivery of documentation and transfer by car to the Port of Pandetrave and then by track to Valcabao. 

Today we start with a first-hand, but beautiful, route that runs from Valcabao to the Collado Jermoso Refuge along the Pedabejo Channel, passing near the spectacular Vega de Liordes and continuing along the Colladinas cliff until reaching the refuge. from Collado Jermoso, our first stop and overnight stay. We rested and looked forward to the famous sunset with wonderful views of the entire Valdeón valley and the Western Massif. Dinner and overnight at the shelter.

DAY 2 Breakfast. FROM THE COLLADO JERMOSO REFUGE TO THE URRIELLU REFUGE
Elevation difference: + 800 m – 850 m Distance: 10 km Time: 6-7 hours

Breakfast. We leave the refuge towards the Collada Ancha and Tiro Casares to reach the refuge of Verónica Cottage. From here we descend to the hill of Red Hanged Now with incredible views of the Naranjo de Bulnes and we descend towards the Jou de Los Boches along a very exposed ramp, not suitable for people with vertigo. We cross the lunar landscape of Jou de Los Boches and Jou sin Tierre until we reach the Urriellu Refuge. Dinner at the shelter and overnight.

DAY 3. FROM THE URRIELLU REFUGE TO THE CABRONES REFUGE
Elevation difference: + 700 m - 550 m Distance: 10 km Time: 5-6 hours

Breakfast. We leave the refuge, leaving behind us the west face of the emblematic Picu Urriellu to climb the Corona del Raso. Now we have a short climb up the Hunters Gap, which brings us closer to the Horcada Arenera (2.283 m), a natural passage from Urriellu to Cabrones and which separates Neverón from Urriellu and Los Albos. From here, the path runs through complicated terrain, as we will have to avoid karst holes known in Picos as Jous. We continue until we find the Cabrones shelter, in one of the wildest and most spectacular corners of the Picos de Europa. We rested a little and now we can climb to the Horcada del Agua with impressive views of the Western Massif. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4. FROM CABRONES REFUGE TO PONCEBOS
Elevation difference: - 1.780 m Distance: 8,5 km Time: 4-5 hours

Breakfast. To finish this incredible trekking, we have a tough stage left due to the enormous descent gradient that we have to make and its technical demands. In the first part we are going to cross some aerial ledges with the help of fixed ropes in the most delicate steps until we reach the Trave Hill. From here a very steep descent towards the Amuesa sheepfold and its canal to reach the town of Bulnes. After a rest and lunch in the town, a final descent along the Canal del Tejo to Poncebos. Test passed! The trekking is done. In Poncebos the vehicle awaits us to return again to Cangas de Onís. End of services.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
• Excursions for people with medium-high physical preparation and mountain experience.
• The paths are sometimes not very marked, they require some coordination in some steps with stones and you have to make small climbs.
• It is also advisable to be trained in walking with weight, since we will carry a backpack that can weigh up to 10 Kg.

  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
  • Great trekking of the Massif Central
This activity is only carried out on specific dates.

Dates 2024
• From July 18 to 21.
• From August 5 to 9.
• From August 20 to 23.
• From October 9 to 12.

• 3 nights in the Collado Jermoso, Vega de Urriellu and Jou de los Cabrones shelters on a Half Board basis (Accommodation, breakfast and dinner).
• Technical Sports Guide in Medium Mountains.
• Route map.
• Security materials and logistic support.
• Liability and Accident Insurance.
• Transfers from Cangas de Onís.
• VAT.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
• Backpack between 30 and 40 liters.
• Mountain pants.
• 2 1st layer T-shirts.
• Polar lining 2nd layer.
• Waterproof windproof jacket.
• Spare socks.
• Cap.
• Thin gloves.
• Personal medications.
• Headlamp.
• Sun hat.
• Sunglasses.
• Canes.
• Mountain boot.
• Canteen.
• I take out a sheet.

• Price per person:

395 €

• Once the reservation is formalized, you will receive an email with the receipt, telephone number and contact information of the adventure company in charge of carrying out the tour. A reference company in the sector. A few days before the experience, they will contact you to reconfirm the time and meeting point.

• This trip is carried out with a minimum of 6 people, if 15 days before departure, the minimum number of participants has not been met, the activity may be suspended, refunding the full amount of the reservation or offering an alternative price to be able to Do it with less than 6 people.

• To confirm the reservation, a 20% deposit must be made as a reservation. The rest of the payment will be made 15 days before the start of the trip.

• The reservation can be canceled up to 30 days before the start date of the trip without cancellation fees.

• With less than 30 days prior to the start of the trip, cancellation will mean the total loss of payments made.

• This trip is subject to the very common adverse and unforeseen conditions of the environment in which it takes place and of the people who participate, so changes may occur before or even during the activity (weather, unexpected or sudden changes in flow, physical problems). of the participants, etc.)

• If any of the participants had to leave the trip early for reasons beyond the control of the organization, it would also mean the total loss of the payments made.

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