The first part of this spectacular walk is along the ancient Senda del Arcediano a track built by the Archdeacon of Villaviciosa in the 17th century providing communication for the villages of Sajambre with Asturias. Communication routes in the olden days were normally over the mountain tops rather than along the river gorges. These high [...]
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Tiatordos is the emblematic mountain of Ponga and there are two main ways of climbing it; the easier route starting from Pendones in the borough of Caso or the more demanding route starting from Taranes in Ponga when it’s possible to climb the summit and combine it with a complete circular walk around the mountain. [...]
This walk starts at Ventaniella where there ia a medieval Inn and chapel, and when you arrive there you think you’ve jumped a couple of hundred years back in time. The setting is amazing; isolated in a valley surrounded by high mountains and beautiful beech forests. To reach Ventaniella you have to drive a long [...]
This is a classic walk in the Western massif of the Picos de Europa and this time I found myself doing it on the 8th of September; the day of Asturias. We were experiencing an Indian summer so I wanted to start walking at first light of day so as to avoid the mid day [...]
The walk to Vega Ario from Lake Ercina with the possible climb to Jultayo peak is one of the classic walks starting from the Lakes of Covadonga in the western massif. I hadn’t climbed the Jultayo peak for about 2 years and made a flash decision Saturday morning to do the ascent. I frantically packed [...]