Hiking in Somiedo Natural Park


  5 days trip

  Group trip

  Cantabrian mountains, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Hiking trips, Moderate Level, Guided Inn-based hiking tours, Next trips

  Trip to know Spain, Cordillera Cantábrica

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Hiking in Somiedo Natural Park

The Somiedo Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve is home to one of the main bear and grouse populations of the Cantabrian Mountains. With the area of ​​the Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña, and Ibias Natural Park, the multitude of relatively isolated valleys and mountains have allowed maintaining that wildlife.

Here, a hiker's paradise opens up, full of contrasts from the high peaks to the broad glacial valleys with their lakes, lagoons and pastures to the rugged and wooded river valleys.

The human being has been linked to this territory for millennia, including the "vaqueiros de alzada" and "xaldos", leaving a valuable ethnographic heritage such as the "teito cabins", the corros or the pallozas that will accompany us during all the routes.

In addition, the link with the land is still alive in these regions, Cangas de Narcea wine, sausage, heather honey or cheese are some products that will make us enjoy the gastronomic aspect of the trip.

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Itinerary and details

Itinerary description

Hiking in the Somiedo Natural Park. Routes in the Saliencia Lakes, the Teito cabins, Cornón Peak, Valle de Lago, etc. Discover Somiedo!

Day 1. Arrival at Pola de Somiedo.
Description:

Arrival at Oviedo. Transfer to Pola de Somiedo. Check-in and briefing at Hotel Miño. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 2. SOMIEDO LAKES – ALBO PEAKS – LAKE VALLEY. LINEAL ROUTE. 16KM +700m/-1.100m
Description:

Breakfast. First, we start walking the glacial lakes of Somiedo and its meadows of historical transhumant use; then, we undertake the ascent to the Albos massif. After a short but steep climb, we will reach the eastern summit, from which we will get a unique view of the lakes and the mountain range. Now, we will descend to the hill to climb to the next summit, the western Albo peak. Here, a new landscape opens with the Lake Valley. After lunch, we will descend through the beautiful glacial valley, enjoying the landscape surrounding us until we reach the town of Valle de Lago. Transfer to Pola de Somiedo. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 3. ASCENT TO CORNON PEAK (2,125M). ROUND TRIP. 16,5KM +750m/-750m
Description:

Breakfast. Today's route begins from the town of Santa María. Then, we will climb the best-known peak of Somiedo el Cornón, from which we can enjoy incredible views of the entire Natural Park and the surrounding mountains, such as Ubiña or El Cabril. On clear days, it is also possible to see the Sea. Between mountain meadows and broom areas, we reach height until the base of the Cornón peak. Until reaching the summit, the last part goes along white quartzites covered with lichens, which give it different colours depending on the light and humidity conditions. Finally, we will return on the same path. Transfer to Pola de Somiedo. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 4. “BRAÑAS DE SALIENCIA” & ROMAN ROAD “LA MESA”. CIRCULAR ROUTE. 14KM +700m/-700m
Description:

Breakfast. An Alpine route, which runs through very varied landscapes: lush forests, narrow limestone gorges, aerial ridges, extensive meadows, well-preserved "brañas de corros" and that runs along a road that is more than 2,000 years old, the Via Romana de La Mesa, which preserves still parts of the original cobblestones and the ancient Roman thousands.

We leave the Saliencia car park towards the path that runs through the "Arroxos Gorge" through a beautiful oak forest that is gaining height to reach the alpine meadows of the port of La Mesa. 

The descent will be done through the Puerto de La Mesa, crossing the "braña de Morteras"; from here, we will go down to Saliencia again. Transfer to Pola de Somiedo. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 5. BRAÑAS VAQUEIRAS & ASCENT TO MICHU PEAK. CIRCULAR ROUTE. 12KM +400m/-400m
Description:

Breakfast. The Brañas Vaqueiras de Teverga route has become one of the most popular walks to enjoy this Asturian council full of environmental and cultural treasures such as its bear forests or its "teito cabins". Furthermore, this circular route that joins several "brañas" adds extra attraction, such as the ascent to Michu Peak, a fantastic viewpoint of this entire Tevergan area and at the same time of a large part of the neighbouring council of Somiedo, which we have travelled during the previous days. Transfer to Oviedo and end of services.

  IT INCLUDES:
  • 4 nights at Hotel Miño.
  • 4 breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners.
  • All transport & listed activities.
  • Certified Guide.
  • Insurance and taxes.
  DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Lunches. It can be purchased in the hotel or local supermarkets.
  • Cancellation insurance.

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

DEPOSIT

A deposit of 20% is required to reserve a place on the tour.  The Deposit should be paid immediately to ensure that the tour company Rumbo a Picos can confirm your reservation. 

FINAL PAYMENT

Final payment must be made not later than 30 days prior to the tour start date. 

CANCELLATION POLICY 

  • If the client cancels his/her booking prior to the tour start date,  to cover the tour company’s costs & administrative expenses, the company will retain for a  cancellation prior to 90days/€50, 60days/€100, 30days/€150 and will refund to the client all other payments received by the company from the client.
  • If the client cancels his/her booking within 30 days of the tour start date, the tour company will not make any refund to the client.
  • The tour company reserves the right to modify the tour program & the itinerary in the event of circumstances outside of their control, such as Force Majure, severe or unsuitable weather or any other circumstances they consider necessary to ensure the safety of the tour participants. 
  • If a participant decides to abandon the tour for whatever reason, he/she should inform the Guide in writing of their decision.  Any related expenses must be paid by the participant. 
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