Circular Peña Santa - Leg 2 - Vegarredonda -> Vega Huerta

Picos de Europa

Second stage passing through Collado La Fragua, Jou Santo and El Boquete. Probably one of the stunniest areas of Picos de Europa.

Also in León, Spain

Hiking Severe

Distance
11 km
Ascent
1.1 km
Descent
569 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
16˚
Circular Peña Santa - Leg 2 - Vegarredonda -> Vega Huerta Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be severe. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 1.5 km to the maximum altitude of 2.1 km, the route covers 11 km, 1138 vertical metres of ascent and 569 vertical metres of descent.

Description

Second stage passing through Collado La Fragua, Jou Santo and El Boquete. Probably one of the stunniest areas of Picos de Europa.

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and September

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque