Fuente De & the Ascent into the Sky
We start by taking a cable-car 1000m above the valley floor to a land of frost-shattered rock and soaring limestone peaks - the views are tremendous. From this vantage point we descend down to the verdant lower pastures. Following an immense U-shaped valley we travel to the hamlet of Sotres, our base for the next 5 nights.
Sotres & the Naranjo De Bulnes
After (perhaps) sampling the region's speciality - 'moving' cheese! - we set out on foot for the uninhabited plateau of the Massif de Los Urrieles. We hike through flower-filled meadows and past freshwater springs to a majada (alpine pasture) below the giant monolith of the Naranjo de Bulnes (2519m) - the 'trademark' of the Picos. The energetic can walk further and explore the karstic moonscape.
Garganta del Urdon & the Cares Gorge
We hike into the “Garganta del Urdon”, one of the Picos most impressive valleys, taking an old miners trail that zig-zags down from Tresviso. A highlight is our walk along a spectacular path carved into the cliff face through the dramatic chasm of the Garganta del Cares before returning to Sotres.
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