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La Ruta del Cares

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Fantastic hiking

Wonderful route. Started in Poncebos it is very demanding and you will be climbing up for more than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adoroamsterdam
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Beautiful walk

When starting at Poncebos bridge, prepare for about 45 mins of firm walking up the mountain; when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NLcycle
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful route. Started in Poncebos it is very demanding and you will be climbing up for more than 2km but it is worth every metre you walk up till you reach the top of the path. Be prepared for the summer because temperatures may rise...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When starting at Poncebos bridge, prepare for about 45 mins of firm walking up the mountain; when reaching the peak you can descent on a kind of ‘highway’, nice wide track. Beautiful views.

1  Thank NLcycle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can start this route in either Poncebos or Cain, the latter end being the more beautiful but to get to Cain from Asturias takes a couple of hours by car or bus. Walking at a leisurely pace from one end to the other takes...More

1  Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the Ruta Cares are absolutely spectacular and so far as I know there is nothing else like it in the world. The River Cares carves an incredibly steep gorge through the limestone cliffs of Picos De Europa. Much of the trail is...More

2  Thank RichL1963
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The most impressive part of the route is near Cain. This is also very easy to walk, so we started from Cain and walked 5km up and down the path. One word:very very impressive. After every corner you see a new scene from Lord of...More

Thank alex4777
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We started the walk in Cain, this way you immediately get to the most spectacular part of the walk. Just walk de road down through the village and you automatically come onto the Ruta del Cares. You have to cross a bridge over the Cares...More

Thank Neil-Vera W
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

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 If hiking from the Poncebos Bridge end, the parking is limited to parking along the side of the entry road. The earlier you arrive the closer you will be to the trailhead. We parked around 9am on a Tuesday and were near the trailhead....More

1  Thank visitall50
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Should you be visiting the North of Spain in the Asturias, this a quintessential way to experience the Picos de Europa. Starting at Poncebos to Cain, with the option to either return or carry on to Posada de Valdeón, the route is a constant source...More

2  Thank downsouth383
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We got there from the seaside, got to Las Arenas, followed the sign La Ruta del Cares and 5-6 km later in Poncebos we found parking near the start point (you can park your car even closer along the road if it is not high...More

2  Thank Jarek S
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were staying at Arenas which is a good option for visiting the gorge from the Poncebos side. Parking is along the road and the later you get there the further away from the start you will be. We arrived about 9.30am mid September and...More

1  Thank tngm
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kicsiplussz
26 September 2017|
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Response from TexasCorkie | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, simply because of sharing the narrow trail with hikers. I don't know if it is allowed. Walking allows you to really take in the views.
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