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La Ruta del Cares

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Impressive hike

Very impressive hike through a gorge following the Cares river. I recommend going outside of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kevin S
Great hiking trail

If you walk from Caín to Puente Poncebos, the trail is easier than doing it on the opposite... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Barcelona, Spain
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Poncebos, Cabrales Municipality, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very impressive hike through a gorge following the Cares river. I recommend going outside of the weekend and high season, to have the gorge to yourselves (and some others, maybe quite alot).

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

If you walk from Caín to Puente Poncebos, the trail is easier than doing it on the opposite direction, because it will be plain most of the way, the last 2 Km are more difficult, so you will find some people recommending to avoid this...More

4  Thank Just_the_Wanderer
Reviewed 8 August 2018 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

Thank adoroamsterdam
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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.

3  Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 18 July 2018 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

2  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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 Richard L
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
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
Reviewed 12 May 2018


 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
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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26 September 2017|
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.