ANILLO PICOS DE EUROPA
TREK IN THE WESTERN MASSIF HUT TO HUT
The purpose of this project is for the National Park to become better known. Within a historical context, the “Anillo” (Ring) of Picos de Europa covers the Montes Vindios, known today as Picos de Europa.
Everything in this route in Picos de Europa is spectacular: the rocky crests, the gorges, the valleys, the vast glacial lakes, the leafy forest. You can rest assured that you’ll be amazed at everything you see.
Every stone found on the wayside by people who wish to venture into the Ring amasses many different stories, many will be rescued from oblivion thanks to the National Park shelters and the work of the wardens.
Sleep in the National Park Refuges and Talk with the wardens
Hike a stunning landscape affords unique views in the heart of the Picos de Europa
Experience a breath-taking part of the scenery of this National Park.
Hike through the stronghold of the last Cantabrian tribe that fought against the Roman troops.
See a rich and varied fauna. Among other species, there are chamois and Griffon vultures.
|DURATION||5 days 4 nights|
Hikers with mountain experience and fit.
Hikers confident walking for several days with demanding ascents and descents.
Terrain: Not well-marked paths and sometimes is necessary to do a little scramble.
|ROUTES|| Covadonga Lakes – Vegarredonda (Including Cotalba Peak) 13Km ⇑950m ⇓650m
Vegarredonda- Vegabaño 16Km ⇑1.000m ⇓1.100m
Vegabaño – Cain 17Km ⇑300m ⇓1.100m
Cain – Vega de Ario 7Km ⇑ 1.300m
Vega de Ario – Covadonga Lakes (Including Jultayu Peak 10Km ⇑350m ⇓650m
If you have around four or more people in your party, we can organise a private group departing on a date to suit you. They may all be a group of friends or just some individuals who wish to book a tour.
FROM COVADONGA LAKES TO VEGARREDONDA HUT INCLUDING COTALBA PEAK. Gradient: +950 m -650 m Distance: 13 Km Duration: 6-7 hours
FROM VEGARREDONDA REFUGE TO VEGABAÑO REFUGE. Gradient: + 1.000 m - 1.100 m Distance: 16 Km Duration: 8-9 hours
FROM VEGABAÑO REFUGE TO CAIN. Gradient: +300m -1.100m Distance: 17 Km Duration: 5-6 hours
FROM CAIN TO VEGA DE ARIO REFUGE. Gradient: + 1.300m Distance: 7 Km Duration: 7 hours
FROM VEGA DE ARIO REFUGE TO COVADONGA LAKES INCLUDING JULTAYU PEAK. Gradient: + 350m – 650m Distance: 10 Km Duration: 5-6 hours
Breakfast. To finish this incredible trek we will climb to the summit of Jultayu (1,940 m). If there is another privileged place in addition to the Ordiales viewpoint in the Western Massif, it is the Jultayu Peak, where we will have incredible views of the entire Central Massif with its highest peaks, Torrecerredo, La Bermeja, Picos de los Cabrones, etc. depth of the Cares Gorge below them. We return again to the plain of Ario and from here the route is simple, practically all of it downhill and along a marked path. First a false plain to the Collado del Jito with magnificent views of the Central massif and then we cross the Jou Llaguiellu, the Bobias sheepfold until we reach Lake Ercina, where our vehicle awaits us to take us back to Cangas de Onis. RING OVERCOME!
DATES AND PRICES 2021
If you have around four or more people in your party, we can organise a private group departing on time to suit you. They may all be from a Walking Club or a group of friends or just some individuals who wish to book a tour.
- 4 nights at Vega de Ario, Vegarredonda, Vegabaño Refuges and Diablo La Peña Hostel
- 4 Breakfast
- 4 dinners.
- All transport and listed activities.
- Guides – English speaking qualified/certified/approved guides
- Insurances (walkers fully insured) and taxes
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Picnic lunch. Can be purchased in the refuges or local shops.
- Flights. Airport transfers
INSURANCE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
This insurance covers exclusively the risks derived from the hiking activities foreseen in the trip.
It does not cover travel insurance.
TRAVEL INSURANCE OPTIONAL
All customers must have travel insurance. They have to bring this along with them and the guides will collect it at the start of the trip.
You may make your own arrangements regarding your travel insurance, or if you prefer you can purchase travel insurance from us. Ours covers specialized adventure activities including assistance and cancellation. Please, ask for our travel insurance with the table of benefits.
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