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Looking for a great trail in Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias? AllTrails has 64 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 37 hard trails in Picos de Europa National Park ranging from 3.1 to 121.2 km and from 94 to 2,548 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The Picos de Europa National Park was one of the first national parks in Spain. It spans across the Pico de Europa mountain range and through the communities of Asturias. Cantabria, and Castile de León. The park is magnificent and breathtaking and popular with trekkers and climbers. The mountain range is made up of three important and equally unique massifs: Andara massif, Urrieles massif, and Cornión massif. The ranges are full of high peaks, ravines and canyons - there are also meadows, hill forests, and oak groves. There are four rivers that flow through the park, these include: Deva River, Sella River, Cares Rives, and Duje River. This is a remote area with little human population and there are many protected animals in the park. Hikers may see the Cantabrian brown bear or the Iberian wolf. This is a beautiful and challenging trek for those seeking an ultimate adventure.
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#1 - The Cares Gorge Trail
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 21.4 km • Est. 9 h 54 m
The Cares Trail or Ruta del Cares (or locally known as Garganta del Cares) is one of the most popular hikes in the Picos de Europa. You can start the trail either in Caín or Poncebos. The trail followShow more
#2 - Refugio Vega de Urriellu desde Pandébano
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 13.0 km • Est. 5 h 11 m
Refugio Vega de Urriellu desde Pandébano is a 13.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cabrales, Asturias, Spain that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficShow more
#3 - Ruta de Fuente Dé a Puertos de Aliva (PR PNPE 24)
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 14.3 km • Est. 4 h 19 m
Aliva ports, or simply Aliva, is what the central part of the Picos de Europa is called. It is located in the municipality of Cantabria, Spain. It can be accessed from Espinama by a forest track or frShow more
#4 - Urdón to Tresviso
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 11.9 km • Est. 5 h 16 m
This is a beautiful trail traversing the mountains of northern Spain. It starts in Urdón and goes west to the town of Tresviso. There are some lengthy sections of switchbacks, so this is not a casual Show more
#5 - Ruta Circular Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 121.2 km • Est. Multi-day
Ruta Circular Picos de Europa is a 121.2 kilometer loop trail located near Posada de Valdeón, Castile and León, Spain that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#6 - Fuente Dé a Torre de los Horcados Rojos
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 10.8 km • Est. 4 h 11 m
Fuente Dé a Torre de los Horcados Rojos is a 10.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended fShow more
#7 - Ruta de los Lagos Cordavonga (PR-PNPE-2)
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 5.0 km • Est. 1 h 43 m
The beautiful mountain lakes of Enol and Ercina are one of the main access points to the Picos de Europa, so can be quite crowded in high season - but this short loop with exquisite views takes you awShow more
#8 - San Glorio a Peña Prieta
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 16.3 km • Est. 6 h 37 m
San Glorio a Peña Prieta is a 16.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Vega de Liébana, Cantabria, Spain that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurShow more
#9 - Traversina Torre Bermeja
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 15.4 km • Est. 6 h 45 m
Traversina Torre Bermeja is a 15.4 kilometer loop trail located near Posada de Valdeón, Castile and León, Spain that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#10 - Picos Alto y Gildar
Picos de Europa National Park
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Length: 19.8 km • Est. 6 h 39 m
Picos Alto y Gildar is a 19.8 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Posada de Valdeón, Castile and León, Spain and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature Show more
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