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.

 

DEPARTURE PLACE Poncebos
TIME TABLE 09.30
DISTANCE AND GRADIENT  12 Km Gradient: ⇑150 m. ⇓250 m.
DIFFICULTY Low
INCLUDED
Transportation in 4WD from Poncebos to Cain
Driver-Guide
Frequent stops during the driving to take pictures
Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Guide. You make the path self-guided

 

1

Departure

Firstly, you must drive to Poncebos where our off-road vehicle will be waiting for you.
2

Off Road Excursion

A wonderful scenic drive from Poncebos to Fuente Dé with spectacular views of the Glacier Valley. Then, we’ll continue until Posada de Valdeón and Cain where your walking path starts. We will do frequent stops to take pictures and explain the area.
3

Cares Gorge Path

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 Cain, in Leon province and Poncebos, in Asturias province. It runs parallel to the Cares, the area’s wildest river.
4

Arrival at Poncebos

Once in Poncebos, you will pick your vehicle up and return to your accommodation.

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