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HIKING ACTIVITIES IN ASTURIAS
Find and book hiking, sustainable tourism and ecotourism activities in Asturias

Featured experiences
A few of our most amazing activities
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Tour 7 days: Trekking Picos de Europa
Trekking | Hiking
, Asturias, Spain
Guided activity. 7 days
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Tour 4 days: Trekking Macizo Central de Picos de Europa
Trekking | Hiking
, Asturias, Spain
Guided activity. 4 days
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Tour 4 days: Trekking Macizo Occidental de Picos de Europa
Trekking | Hiking
, Asturias, Spain
Guided activity. 4 days
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Tour 3 days: Trekking de Peña Ubiña, León
Trekking | Hiking
, León, Spain
Guided activity. 3 days
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Hiking, route Cares-Caín 2 (Picos de Europa, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 8 hours approx.
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Hiking, route Cares-Caín 1 (Picos de Europa, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Hiking, route Cares-Caín 3 (Picos de Europa, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 8 hours approx.
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Hiking in Caín, the ancestral mountain of Picos de Europa (León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 5 hours approx.
Medium mountain 1002923 1920
Tour 7 days: Trekking Picos de Europa
Trekking | Hiking
, Asturias, Spain
Guided activity. 7 days
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Tour 4 days: Trekking Macizo Central de Picos de Europa
Trekking | Hiking
, Asturias, Spain
Guided activity. 4 days
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Tour 4 days: Trekking Macizo Occidental de Picos de Europa
Trekking | Hiking
, Asturias, Spain
Guided activity. 4 days
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Tour 3 days: Trekking de Peña Ubiña, León
Trekking | Hiking
, León, Spain
Guided activity. 3 days
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Hiking, route Cares-Caín 2 (Picos de Europa, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 8 hours approx.
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Hiking, route Cares-Caín 1 (Picos de Europa, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Hiking, route Cares-Caín 3 (Picos de Europa, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 8 hours approx.
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Hiking in Caín, the ancestral mountain of Picos de Europa (León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 5 hours approx.

Other featured experiences in Asturias
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Walking through Picos de Europa, Caín de Valdeón (León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Hiking in Caín (Picos de Europa National Park, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Discovering Monte Corona, Cantabria
Flora | Mycology
Nature photography
Rioturbio, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Wolves and shepherds: the Iberian wolf route in Zamora.
Ethno-tourism
Wildlife
Mahide, Zamora, Spain
Guided activity. 2 days
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Wild flowers of Santillana del Mar
Flora | Mycology
Nature photography
Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Tour: Ribeira Sacra, Chantada (Galicia)
Interpretive Trails
Wine tourism
Chantada, Lugo, Spain
Guided activity. 11 hours approx.
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Wine and thermal tour, O Ribeiro (Orense)
Interpretive Trails
Wine tourism
, Ourense, Spain
Guided activity. 11 hours approx.
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The window of Relux, a nature's masterpiece (Bizkaia, Euskadi)
Interpretive Trails
Birdwatching
Valle de Carranza, Bizkaia, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
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Walking through Picos de Europa, Caín de Valdeón (León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Hiking in Caín (Picos de Europa National Park, León)
Interpretive Trails
Caín de Valdeón, León, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Discovering Monte Corona, Cantabria
Flora | Mycology
Nature photography
Rioturbio, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium ruta lobo pastor zamora
Wolves and shepherds: the Iberian wolf route in Zamora.
Ethno-tourism
Wildlife
Mahide, Zamora, Spain
Guided activity. 2 days
Medium ruta bot%c3%a1nica 2018
Wild flowers of Santillana del Mar
Flora | Mycology
Nature photography
Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Tour: Ribeira Sacra, Chantada (Galicia)
Interpretive Trails
Wine tourism
Chantada, Lugo, Spain
Guided activity. 11 hours approx.
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Wine and thermal tour, O Ribeiro (Orense)
Interpretive Trails
Wine tourism
, Ourense, Spain
Guided activity. 11 hours approx.
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The window of Relux, a nature's masterpiece (Bizkaia, Euskadi)
Interpretive Trails
Birdwatching
Valle de Carranza, Bizkaia, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.

Choose your activity in Nature

Cares route: the best hiking route in Asturias

The route of the Divine Garganta, name with which also the route of the Cares is known, is a passage that unites a point of the Leonese geography, Caín, with one of the Asturian geography, Poncebos. There are 12 km of travel between both municipalities (and 24 km if you dare with the round trip) that arouse the interest of thousands of people a year, which makes it the most famous route of the Picos de Europa.

 

And it is that the geology of this part of the Picos de Europa is not for less. The Cares River is born in the Sierra del Collado de Cebolleda (province of León), at an altitude close to 2,000 meters. It feeds on the melting waters of the mountains and those that run down the slopes.

 

The route will start in Poncebos (Asturias). In low season you can go up a bit more, to where the funicular of Bulnes is or until the beginning of the Gorge. In Puente Poncebos choose the path on the left. A few meters later, on the right, a path will take you to the Collaos. Soon you will start to see the river Cares that runs between the huge walls.

We begin the descent and once in Culiembro the GR-202 Route of the Reconquista is deviated, that ascends by the channel of Culiembro towards Ostón and soon by Vega Maor and Vega de Comeya that goes to Covadonga .


We enter the most beautiful and spectacular part, where the walls of the gorge are almost glued. Shortly after we entered the territory of León, here the path climbs the height with respect to the river, we continue and pass the Bolín bridge, a spectacular moment due to its great height. At this time, you would prefer to stay there to continue observing the beauty of the place. But, calm, shortly after you will cross again by the bridge of Los Rebecos.

Finally, you will pass through a tunnel with large holes carved into the wall, reaching the Cain Dam, where the valley and the municipality of Caín are opened.

In its course, the river reaches the well-known Garganta del Cares , breaking through the limestone rocks of the Picos de Europa. As it passes through Cain, and later in its course, the river continues to feed on almost vertical channels that descend through the walls of the mountain to reach it. In this section of the path we find large slopes in the walls that leave the hiker with an open mouth. Here we find an impressive gorge that leaves space for a single visitor: the river itself.

 

This road makes the visitor reflect on the past of the road: someone must have drilled these rocks in the very Cares gorge . And sure that back then there was not as much machinery as now. Worthy to be admired, at least.

 

On the other hand, it goes without saying that another of the attractions of the Cares route is that it crosses the National Park of the Picos de Europa. This, together with the fact that this area is difficult to access due to its verticality, the abruptness of the terrain, and the fact that it is a Biosphere Reserve, have allowed both endemic flora and fauna characteristic of the region to find their habitat here suitable.

 

The Route of the Cares presents multiple options to cross it: round trip or only one of the two; with or without a guide; in spring, or in summer. You choose when is your time to live it.

Cares route: don't give it a second thought, 6 reasons why
# 1 Walk the most famous route in the Picos de Europa
 
The Route of the Cares is not the most famous route of the Picos de Europa, but it is one of the most famous in the Spanish geography. Along the Camino de Santiago, it is one of the most desired destinations for nature lovers. Approximately half a million visitors receive this route annually. Why say more.
 
# 2 You do not need mountain experience
 
Perhaps this is the reason why it is one of the preferred routes for hikers. Slope, bridges, exceptional landscape and roads crossing the rocks. All in one route so that you only need to have an adequate physical shape, even if it is your first time with the boots and the backpack on your shoulder. Feasible 100%
 
# 3 Practice an exceptionally good sport for health: hiking
 
This is another of the strong points of the route: nobody sets the pace, only you yourself. Walk quietly while enjoying the scenery, talk with the other hikers and take pictures if that is what you want. Yes, it is a sport of the lightest, but do not forget that it is: eat well, stay hydrated, and since it is outdoors, protect yourself from the sun.
 
# 4 Know the history that surrounds the path
 
Like many tourist destinations today, the path of Cares was not built so that, one day, you and your friends will walk in search of new emotions. Originally, this route led to the hydroelectric power station of Camarmeña. But now it is there to go through it: enjoy it.
 
# 5 Enjoy salmon jumps in season
 
In certain months, so here is another activity with which to entertain yourself in the Cares.
 
# 6 Take your whole family with you: yes, also to your children
 
Sometimes we have plans in our heads, but those plans have a big obstacle: our little ones can not put them into practice. The route of the Cares is suitable for children too, always taking the appropriate precautions. They must go hand in hand with an adult and on the inside of the path; dads, pending the state of the child: fatigue, thirst, hunger. Maybe there will be a point where your son does not want to walk anymore, and you'll have to take him with him. But, even so, I'm sure it will be worth this activity as a family.
 
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