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Circular Peña Sante - Picos de Europa - ETAPA 3

Picos de Europa

Escarpado con muchos cortados, neveros y grietas.

Also in León, Spain

Hiking Difficult

19 km
1.2 km
2.3 km
5-6 hrs
Low Point
448 m
High Point
2.2 km
Circular Peña Sante - Picos de Europa - ETAPA 3 Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between June and October. From a low point of 448 m to the maximum altitude of 2.2 km, the route covers 19 km, 1234 vertical metres of ascent and 2337 vertical metres of descent.


Desde Vega Redonda subimos y bordeamos el Porru Mazada por su cara oeste hacia el refugio de Vega Huerta. Desde aquí iremos hacia los Puertos de Cuba para hacer una travesía hacia el Boquete y bajar hasta Caín.




Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

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


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque