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Circular Peña Sante - Picos de Europa - ETAPA 3

Picos de Europa

Escarpado con muchos cortados, neveros y grietas

Also in Asturias, 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 medium 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 la Mazada por su cara oeste hacia la collada les Merines y seguiremos hacia el refugio de Vega Huerta. Desde aquí iremos hacia los Puertos de Cuba para hacer una travesía hacia el Boquete para 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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause 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
  • Dog friendly