Routes in Western Asturias
· Vaqueiras routes
There are many itineraries that we can undertake to recover the visual memory of a people with nomadic vocation, dedicated to the transhumant livestock and the herding, which has sprinkled the routes of brañas and temporary pastures. We speak of a unique natural environment and some of the less populated areas of Asturias. The brañas vaqueiras of this region summon tradition and legends.
The vaqueiras routes
We are talking about an area of friendly and rounded mountains that flank innumerable valleys and that flow,…
· Camino Real de la Mesa
This Camino Real runs through the municipalities of Somiedo, Teverga, Belmonte de Miranda and Grado, crossing part of the protected areas of the Somiedo Natural Park, the Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Natural Park, and the Protected Landscape of Caldoveiro Peak. . In this layout there was a Roman road that connected Asturica Augusta (Astorga) with Lucus Asturum (probably the current Lugo de Llanera), and the Romans included it as an extension to the sea of the Vía de la Plata. It is one of the most emblematic ancient roads of how many cross the Cantabrian Mountains.
Camino Real de la Mesa
We propose here an excursion as God intended, which we will necessarily have to take in…
Trekking 5 days in Somiedo
Five intense days, with accommodation included, to visit the main attractions, peaks, lakes and brañas, of this natural park….
Routes in the Center of Asturias
· Route of the Xanas
The gorge of the Xanas is considered as the "mini Cares". To make the route of the Xanas we have to have between two and three hours, they will be enough to cross this natural gorge and turn around our starting point.
We have to go to Villanueva, capital of the council of Santo Adriano.
The gorge of the Xanas
The Xanas Gorge is considered the "mini Cares". A route of much shorter distance than the…
Routes in Oriente de Asturias
· Route of the Alba
A simple road, easy walking and little unevenness, suitable for the whole family. The route runs parallel to the Alba River by an old road of shepherds and muleteers that connected Sobrescobio with the neighboring council of Aller. His fame is also supported by the fact of being registered within the limits of Natural Park of Redes, declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2001.
Route of the Alba
It seems more like the title of a collection of poems but it is a real walk. The Alba route is one of…
· Route to Naranjo de Bulnes
The Naranjo de Bulnes, or Picu Urriellu, is a silhouette perfectly contoured in the physical center of the Picos de Europa. It has an altitude of 2.519 meters and is one of the emblematic peaks of Spanish mountaineering. All faces have a route of moderate difficulty and more or less affordable, except the West Face. To climb the latter, a high degree of preparation is needed. National Park of the Picos de Europa.
Naranjo de Bulnes or Picu Urriellu
Idolatered by climbers, the climbs to its summit are counted as feats of great merit. Of …
· Route of the flocks
The route of the sheepfolds brings us this kind of oneiric reality, on a long path that connects Los Lagos de Covadonga and the town of Poncebos, in Cabrales, famous for being the starting point of the Ruta del Cares. The Los Lagos-Ostón-Poncebos route, this may be the fastest way to summarize a mountain route in which we will use practically all day, between 7 and 8 hours, so in addition to time permitting, we have to be physically prepared to face the excursion. National Park of the Picos de Europa.
The route of the flocks
Few greens are as intense as those of the sheepfolds and pastoral ports. Beautiful places and…
· Route of the Cares
The path that runs through the Cares river gorge is the most spectacular and well-known hiking route in the Principality of Asturias; Without a doubt, it is the most visited of all the Picos de Europa. Privileged images along twelve kilometers that mark the division between the Western Massif of the Peaks, or the Cornión, and the Central Massif or the Urrieles. National Park of the Picos de Europa.
The Cares route
Following the course of the River Cares in its high sections involves entering a calcareous throat ...
Great return to the Picos de Europa
A comprehensive tour with accommodation included through the Picos de Europa. Five days to get to know in depth the spectacular landscapes of this national park….
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com