Bulnes to Jou de Cabrones and the Cabrones refuge

Picos de Europa

A hard steep climb to the most remote refuge in Spain situated at 2040m in the spectacular Jou de Cabrones

Also in León, Spain

Hiking Moderate

Distance
6.8 km
Ascent
1.5 km
Descent
41 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
618 m
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
26˚
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Bulnes to Jou de Cabrones and the Cabrones refuge Map

Description

Starting at Bulnes this route goes through farmland before climbing up the steep canal de Amuesa with its impressive vertical walls. You come to some amazing summer pastures with their stone huts before a continual climb up an ever increasingly rocky track. Although the path has some waymarks attention is needed so as not to divert off the path. The scenery (and the path) becomes more dramatic as you climb high up into the limestone peaks and depressions.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.