Fuente Dé - Mirador El Cable - Puertos de Aliva - Fuente Dé

Picos de Europa

A predominantly downhill walk with as amazing variety of scenery; high limestone peaks, large verdant green pastures and beautiful oak forests containing a variation to Cabaña Veronica.

Also in Cantabria, Spain

Hiking Difficult

Distance
16 km
Ascent
1.5 km
Descent
194 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
17˚
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Fuente Dé - Mirador El Cable - Puertos de Aliva - Fuente Dé Map

Description

The cable car at Fuente Dé shoots you up over 1000 metres to amazing lunar scenery high in the Picos. You can take a detour up to the highest refuge in the Picos through the rocky landscape to the Cabaña Veronica or just follow the winding tracks through the verdant and extensive Avila pastures before following paths through oak forests back down to Fuente Dé. The well-equipped hotel Refugio de Aliva on this route provides drink and lunch facilities in a stunning setting in the Aliva pastures.

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.