Sotres to Uriello Refuge via Pandebano

Picos de Europa

A lovely walk with a long continual climb up to the largest refuge in the Picos de Europa with excellent mountain scenery all the way

Hiking Moderate

Distance
11 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
227 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
864 m
High Point
2 km
Gradient
15˚
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Sotres to Uriello Refuge via Pandebano Map

Description

A lovely walk with a long continual climb to the largest refuge in the Picos de Europa; the Refugio de Vega Uriello. Nestled underneath the emblematic mountain Naranjo de Bulnes and with the sparse Uriello meadow close by, the refuge is in an amazing setting. There is a major track up to the car park just before the Pandebano col and a lot of people drive this far but the track is often in very poor condition. The walk from Pandebano onwards is fabulous albeit a long climb.

Difficulty

Moderate

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