HIKE TO CARES GORGE
Walk along the “Divine Gorge” and cross the Picos de Europa in an All-terrain vehicle
This gorge, with its narrow passes and gullies, is right in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains. The area’s stunning landscape affords unique views of the National Park.
Getting to know this route is a unique experience. The trail is narrow, surrounded by wild vegetation, with water ever-present. The river flows along the valley-floor, its sound a constant companion in route. Now and again the path takes you through small tunnels carved out of the rock and across bridges that hang over the abyss. All the while, rocky mountainsides tower up on either side of the trail.
The itinerary runs between Poncebos, in Asturias province and Cain, in Leon province. It runs parallel to the Cares, the area’s wildest river. The route covers 12 kilometres over easy terrain.
Besides walking along the Cares gorge, we will also cross the Áliva Glacier valley in 4WD.
|DISTANCE AND GRADIENT||12 Km Gradient: ⇑150 m. ⇓250 m.|