Sierra del Sueve (Picos Babú, Sellón, Les Duernes, Pienzu y Mirueñu)

Nice hike around Sierra del Sueve, summiting almost all of its most important peaks, such as Pienzu (1161m) or Mirueñu. Uphill trough the NE ridge with amazing views above the sea, Picos de Europa and all the most important summits in Cordillera Cantabrica. Downhill through Biescona beech forest, the lowest beech forest in the Iberic peninsula.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
13 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
217 m
High Point
1.2 km
Gradient
18˚
Sierra del Sueve (Picos Babú, Sellón, Les Duernes, Pienzu y Mirueñu) Map

Nice hike around Sierra del Sueve, summiting almost all of its most important peaks, such as Pienzu (1161m) or Mirueñu. Uphill trough the NE ridge with amazing views above the sea, Picos de Europa and all the most important summits in Cordillera Cantabrica. Downhill through Biescona beech forest, the lowest beech forest in the Iberic peninsula.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation