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Great walk, not for the fainthearted!

We drove 1.5 hrs from Santander to park right next to the trailhead at about 0830 on a Sat morning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dramatic, especially the Poncebos half

The Cares Gorge, I'll put this right up front, is an astonishing place. It carves a scar through... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 1.5 hrs from Santander to park right next to the trailhead at about 0830 on a Sat morning. Parking at the Poncebos end is all on-street and the road back down to the village gets full quite quickly. We were fortunate with the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cares Gorge, I'll put this right up front, is an astonishing place. It carves a scar through the landscape, and not long after starting the 20km or so walk out from Poncebos to Cain and back, a few kilometres of climbing puts us about...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Stunning walk from start to finish. The views and landscapes are hard to believe. The scale is incredible as are the colours and shapes. The path itself is fairly easy just a long route. We completed with beers at the turnaround point.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I first saw an article about Cares Gorge in a hiking magazine I found in a doctors waiting room.It looked amazing so we decided to base our next overseas trip around going there.Lots of words have been written about it but none can accurately describe...More

Thank GeoffG874
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Breathtaking, mind-blowing, humbling, spectacular... A must-do. We walked the trail one way, from Poncebos to Cain. We went on a Tuesday in July and started early (8 a.m.) to beat the sun and the crowds. This turned out to be a great idea as there...More

1  Thank Smadar B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is one of the most incredible hikes around and it is primarily a slightly undulating hike through a spectacular gorge. It is a 14 mile round trip but one can walk as far as you want and turn-around if that seems more than you...More

4  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked part of this route while on a family trip in Asturias. We were 13, ages 10 to 51. We parked in Poncebos and headed to Cain, and indeed, the views were spectacular. We did not complete the route as planned, and decided to...More

1  Thank seda2011
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderfulday of walking and pottering in the picos Area. We were so blessed to have two amazing days of weather...despite snow capped mountains in the distance. GOOD walking path up the gorge to or around Bulnes. We will be back for a longer...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

One of the best walks I have been on. Adventurous, sheer drops, spectacular, mountains and rivers, and accessible, no major climbs.

1  Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Walking this gorge was a fantastic adventure. spectacular views of the gorge with the river Cares below.

1  Thank Michael R
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