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More strenuous than I thought

I recently completed this route from Poncebos to Cain, having previously done it from Posada de... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Joanne T
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Albox, Spain
Breathtaking.

We are avid hikers and this is possibly the most spectacular trail we have done in our life. Carved... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Blab479
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I recently completed this route from Poncebos to Cain, having previously done it from Posada de Valdeon to Cain (access to Valdeon by car is hair raising so most people start from Poncebos). The first hour is up hill and uneven and would be difficult...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We are avid hikers and this is possibly the most spectacular trail we have done in our life. Carved along the wall of the canyon, the views just cannot be described. Long but technically easy, it is an absolute must. Add this to your bucket...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Strongly recommend the trip to Cares to hike the 20km route (return). It is very easy to walk and beautiful no see. Need to visit early in the morning to escape the heat and crowd. Best to visit in september or june (off season).

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TheSibaritas
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The path from Poncebo to Cain is 12 km. The first 2 km is going up. After that straight ahead with the most amazing views. The path is easy to walk if you are in reasenable condition. We went half the way and back to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank larschristiner
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A good day out but be warned there is considerable exposure. the path is 4/ 5 feet wide but is uneven and polished in places and for long stretches there are sheer drops hundreds of feet down into the gorge so if you do not...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A challenging but very popular walk through stunning and varied scenery but not for anyone with Vertigo. Not to be missed if you are in this area, but avoid misty or wet conditions. If starting from the funicular railway end, make sure you don't miss...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Amsburian
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A long day but well worth it for the spectacular views. We walked to Cain where we had lunch and then back.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Pete0617
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike following the river gorge, really incredible from the high cliff walls to the different vistas around every turn. I started my hike in Pocebos at 1100 and got to Cain in time for lunch. A few restaurants all serving 12 euro daily menus...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ILYBs
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Access to this walk is from Pontebos. Parking along the road is the best - there's generally plenty of room to turn around at the start of the track. Starts with a climb and then levels out to a fantastic walk along the Cares gorge...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Eliza2B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had traveled to the Picos several years ago and from that time until now we had a desire to hike the Cares Gorge. Wow, what a beautiful, harsh, accessible and memorable hike. It is advertised as moderate. I would say that as an infrequent...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rodney R
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