The Picos de Europa are divided into three massifs and the Eastern Massif also known as Andarra is the smallest of the three. For over a hundred years mining was an important activity in Andarra and its presence can still be seen by a network of tracks many of which are ideal for walking along. […]
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This walk starts at Panderrueda which is probably the closest point to the hotel to start a walk on the southern side of the Picos de Europa. Despite its height, 1450 m Panderrueda is a gentle mountain pass with a large open grassy field, barbeques and picnic area. I arrived at nine o’clock in the […]
Being surrounded by so many lovely mountains it’s too difficult to decide which is my favourite walk, there can’t just be one but various and the ascent of Pico Zorro from Les Bedules is certainly one of them. When I walked it this time we were still experiencing an Indian summer so I wanted to […]
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 […]
I can remember doing this walk for the first time about 10 years ago when I was leading a group of people staying at the hotel on a walking holiday. I had looked at the maps and read about this walk, thought it looked good so decided to venture into the unknown. Now I would […]
Of all the walks I’ve done in Asturias this is the walk I’ve done the most times, about 20 in total and it was just as lovely as ever doing it again today. This is our closest mountain range so that’s one of the reasons why I’ve done this walk so many times, but also […]
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 […]