Cares Route transport plan 2023

Cares Route transport plan 2023

How to access, parking, rates...

Updated on 20 October 2023
Cares Route transport plan 2023
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    How to access, parking, rates...

    This year 2023, in order to avoid traffic jams and offer an alternative to the many people who visit the Picos de Europa National Park, there is a special transportation plan between Arenas and Sotres, Cabrales, with stops at various points .

    How to do the Ruta del Cares? How to get to Sotres?

    Have been enabled three parking areas in Arenas de Cabrales, Bus they will go from Arenas to Poncebos, from this place we can:

    1/XNUMX/XNUMX Start the Cares route.
    2/XNUMX/XNUMX Take the funicular towards Bulnes.
    3/XNUMX/XNUMX Travel by minibus to the towns of Tielve or Sotres.

    The journey will cost 1,55 euros from Arenas to Poncebos, as well as from the latter town to Tielve or Sotres, while the price of the return ticket will be 3 euros. The complete route (Arenas-Poncebos-Sotres/Tielve) will cost €2,60 and €5 round trip. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the ALSA website or digital platforms, also on board the buses themselves.


    every summer day, uninterruptedly, June, July, August and September and will last until October 15 uninterrupted, with practically hourly frequencies From 08.00 to 19.00 hours, which could be adapted if necessary.

    The service will have nine one-way frequencies from Arenas, between 08:00 and 19:00, and many others back from Sotres between 09:00 and 20:00. The price of round-trip tickets remains at three euros for all journeys with departure or destination in Poncebos and five euros for complete journeys between Arenas and Tielve or Sotres and vice versa.

    The use of parking lots in Pandébano, Sotres and Poncebos will be restricted to give priority to residents.

    Traffic control in Pandébano

    The pass of Pandébano It is one of the most visited points of the Picos de Europa National Park, since from here you can access the Terenosa and Jou de los Cabrones refuges, the Urriellu valley, the refuge, and Urriellu himself. Due to the high influx of visitors traffic and parking are regulated of the vehicles that access this area to ensure the conservation of the environment.

    The prohibition on parking outside specially designated areas is maintained.

    The Cares route

    The Cares route

    Following the course of the River Cares in its high sections involves entering a calcareous throat ...

    Text: © Ramón Molleda for Copyright Ramón Molleda

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