Just 597 meters the panorama is supreme. El Mirador del Fito is written with capital letters; It is one of those few places that allows a spectacular 360º vision. Within our reach more than kilometers and kilometers of cliffs and beaches, and many more mountains: the Sueve Nature Reserve, the Ponga Natural Park and the Picos de Europa National Park. From East to West we locate the villages of Ribadesella, Caravia, Colunga and Villaviciosa (in the clearest days you can get to see Gijón). To the South, places of Parres, Cangas de Onís and Covadonga.
The term Fito (Fitu) perhaps comes from hito (jito), as it is a place of passage and a geographical point where several territories coincide. In his day, passed through here a ancient Roman road. The viewpoint itself is a kind of flying saucer, suspended a few meters above the ground, which seems to have deployed a staircase to step on land. The locals know it as the cazu, because of its cup shape. It was inaugurated in 1927 with the idea that tourists could achieve the best visual experience without trees in between, and its construction was an example of citizen collaboration. There were numerous donations from all over the Principality, as well as the contribution of materials from several companies in the area.
A tribute to the Asturian landscape. A unique location that also it is the starting point for numerous hiking trails that allow us to reach higher peaks and bigger panoramic views. Yes, the Fito cordal arrived by car and these other summits after a good walk. Such is the case of the highest point of the Sierra del Sueve: the Picu Pienzu.
Starting from the Fitu, we can reach this peak and turn around in about five hours. An unforgettable and low difficulty excursion. From El Fito, the route is clearly outlined. The path leads us to a sheepfold known as “El Bustacu”. From this point is when walking becomes more expensive, but nothing that cannot be overcome with water in the canteens and some restorative. At our feet, to the North, you can see The Biescona -Sueve's most important and spectacular beech forest well worth a separate visit. From the Pienzu can be seen, on a very clear day, from Galicia to Vizcaya. With its 1.149 meters high it is one of the closest summits to the sea on the entire planet.
The beech forest of La Biescona
The low elevation at which it is located (about 200 meters of altitude) makes it the beech forest that grows ...
How to get to Mirador del Fitu?
To get to Mirador del Fitu we must take the AS-260 road, that communicates the localities of Arriondas and Colunga. We can take it from Arriondas or from Colunga. The port of Fito is equidistant from both towns, just halfway, 11 kilometers away. This road is extremely beautiful, with a winding but well paved and safe route. It takes place every year the popular Ascent to the Fito, rally event scoring for the Spanish championship. Once up, we will find an area of parking a few meters from the viewpoint.
Coordinates: N 43.43907 · W 5.19347
What peaks can be seen from the Mirador del Fito?
From this extraordinary viewpoint we can contemplate the Sueve Nature Reserve, the Ponga Natural Park and the Picos de Europa National Park.
More information Mirador del Fitu
Parres Tourist Office
Phone: MONTHS TWO MONTHS.
Location: C / Lilian de Celis, Arriondas. (Lower Town Hall)
Morning hours from 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and afternoons from 16:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Sunday afternoon.
Season from March 25 to October 14.
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com