We approach Tielve today and see that everything has evolved around its mountain and livestock essence. Cheese remains the epicenter of the activity. The Cabrales Cheese de Tielve is one of the tastiest in the area, with centuries of tradition and a good number of national and international awards. The ranchers continue to go up to the sheepfolds in the summer and getting up early for the first milking of the animals, in the vicinity of the houses the cows and sheep graze; roosters and hens scamper in the corrals and goats roam on the nearby cliffs. That is why Tielve is a nerve center of quiet tourism with a good number of rural houses available to the traveler. It is also a town of good food: apart from cheese, sausages, meats, stews and stews like those of yesteryear. Tielve is also an ideal starting point for mountain enthusiasts.
Why visit Tielve? What to see
Located about 700 meters above sea level, the municipality of Tielve covers an area of 43,15 square kilometers inhabited by less than a hundred people. A mountain town of stone houses, with the Church of San Cristóbal presiding over a square in which there is no lack of such characteristic elements as the laundry room or the bowling alley. The river Duje It is one of its geographical features and the undisputed protagonist of the landscape. It descends swiftly from the central massif of the Picos de Europa and, as it passes through Tielve, it seems to slow down in a meek, box-like route that makes pools suitable for bathing. From here, it rushes back into the Rumiada canal before flowing into the Cares river, very close to Poncebos.
Paths and routes from Tielve
A path leads tothe cores of Valfrío and Tabaos, two beautiful mountains where the lifestyle of the cabraliegos cattlemen is still preserved. This is a friendly hiking route that allows you to discover the wonderful surroundings of Tielve with your family. The distance we must travel is just 4,7 kilometers, with a slope that does not exceed 300 meters and about three hours of travel.
We start from the old laundry, in the same square of Tielve. We ascend at the beginning by a ramp that at first impresses but is very short. The first section of the route, up to the Valfrío sheepfold cabins, coincides with the PR-AS-127 and PR-20 trails of the Ruta del Carou. The path ascends diagonally between thorns, hazelnut trees, bushes and terraces of old cultivation areas. During the climb there are no orientation problems because signs appear from time to time painted on the stones and the trunks of the trees. We arrive at a clearing, from there we start a path that soon after begins to descend towards the valley, but the path of Valfrío runs on the left, always in ascent, crossing the upper part of the river Duje gorge. A half hour excursion we found a water pipe and a trough that serve to refresh and regain strength after the climb. To get to Valfrío you have to turn right on the main track, pass the Collado Puerta and the first huts of the flock appear. There is also a stone next to the road that has the name of the place, the shield of Asturias and the yellow and white markings of the PR-AS-127.
The path continues walking the flock of Valfrío by the shade of a row of ash trees and reaches the curve of the ravine that descends from Posadoiru pass and crosses the group of cabins. At this point, the PR-127 trail leaves the track and turns left to go up the Roman road through the bottom of the trough that forms the ravine. Before crowning the Posadoiru pass, remains of the original layout of the Roman road of Caoru appear. From here there are stunning views of the three massifs of the Picos de Europa.
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The path enters a hollow of grass and goes uphill to a gap that is distinguished in the upper part of the valley, to the left of a cabin. This is the step of the Collado de Tabaos, the gateway to the splendid Majada de Tabaos and the place where you can see, on clear days, the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes. On the left we will discover the silhouette of Peña Maín.
In summer cows and horses abound in the prairies. It is easy and fun to fall into the temptation of giving bread or cookies to horses. The problem is that when the food is finished they are never satisfied and they chase the children looking for more food. Never leave children alone when they approach animals.
Sleeping in and around Tielve
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How to get to Tielve:
On the A-8 highway, take the 310 exit (Posada, Barro, Niembro). At Posada we continue along the AS-115 for 14km, until the junction with the AS-114 that we will take towards Arenas de Cabrales. In this town we link with the AS-264 address to Poncebos. From Poncebos we continue for 5 km to get to Tielve.
A little before reaching Tielve on the road that climbs from Poncebos we will find on our right a Roman bridge over the River Duje and next to it an old mill, both have been declared Ethnographic Ensemble. A few meters above, the head of the town appears.