Western Massif Trekking
The Cornión Massif orWestern Massif of the Picos de Europa, was the origin of the creation of the Picos de Europa National Park, originally called Covadonga Mountain National Park, and the first National Park in Spain. It is the one with the greatest extension and variety of landscapes of the three that make up thePicos de Europa National Park. This massif brings together the contrasts of the intense green of the pastoral meadows, with the aridity of the limestone rock characteristic of the Peaks, together with the spectacular singularity of theLakes of Covadonga. It is the massif that houses the largest forest masses, beech forests of extraordinary beauty, and where, as in the other Massifs, the lack of water at altitude is a problem.
For four days we will tour theMassif of Cornión, staying in their shelters and knowing some of the most emblematic and beautiful places of this spectacular massif of the Picos de Europa National Park.
Meeting point: Bus station parkingCangas de Onis. _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Duration:4 days.
Day 1:On our first day of trekking, we will start from the BasilicaCovadonga (260m), to ascend to the paradisiacal place of theLakes of Covadonga (1,100m), where we will stay in the Refugio de la Vega de Enol, an idyllic landscape adjacent to the Lake of the same name and with beautiful views of the main peaks of theWestern Massif. Significant unevenness for the first day, passing through Las Vegas de Orandi, Severín and Fana and through beautiful forests. If the day is good, we will ascend to Porra de Enol (1,269m), very close to the Refuge, to enjoy impressive views.
Distancia: 10 Km. Desnivel:_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ + 1,150 m. - 200 m.
Day 2:On this day, we left for theR.refuge of Vegarredondaby the classic path, crossing beautiful flocks and meadows such as Vega la Piedra or Canraso. From the Vegarredonda refuge and if the weather is good, we will head towardsthe Ordiales Viewpoint (1,750m), a beautiful viewpoint towards Amieva and Ponga and an emblematic place of the National Park, because the tomb of Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa and main promoter of the National Park, is located there. We return to the Rrefuge of Vegarredonda, for overnight our second night of trekking.
Distancia: 11 Km. Desnivel:_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ + 750 m. - 460 m.
Day 3: During this day, we will cross the Massif from West to East, fromVegarredondato the shelter ofVega de Ario (1,600m), where we will spend the night. Nice day insidekarst landscapecharacteristic of the high altitudes of Los Picos de Europa, where the chaos of thelimestonebetween jous and hills, making orientation not easy at all. This is an auspicious day to seechamois, characteristic animal of the National Park. If the day is good, we can ascend thehultayu, a spectacular viewpoint over the Leonese town of Caín and the Cares gorge.
Distancia: 8 Km. _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Desnivel:_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ + 450 m. - 410 m.
Day 4:A beautiful day that passes through the most beautiful Vegas of the Picos de Europa. We start fromVega de Ario Refugetowards theLakes of Covadongadown a road little traveled, as we like inOutdoor Peaks, crossing the main shepherding flocks of the Picos de Europa, such as Arnaedo, Parres or Belbín. Since theLakes of Covadonga, we will descend to Covadonga, where we will conclude our trekking through the Cornión Massif. On our way we will pass through the beautifulcomeya vega, Bone, and part of theFrassinelli pathuntil thePriena Cross (722m), fantastic viewpoint over Covadonga. We only have to descend untilCovadonga, place of completion of our trekking.
Distancia: 18 Km. Desnivel:_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ + 270 m. - 1,550 m.
Distancia Total: 47 Km. _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Total unevenness: + 2,620 m. - 2,620 m. Level: **
ServiceMountain guidecertified and licensedAEGM-UIMLA.
Three nights of accommodation in shelters.
three half pensions(dinner+breakfast) in the shelters.
Collective security material.
Accident insuranceand CR.
Picos Outdoor breathable 42k t-shirt.
Does not include:
Any other item not mentioned as included.
In the shelters you can buy picnics for each day, avoiding carrying weight.
In the shelters there are blankets. Carrying a thin sack or a sheet sack is enough.
The route may be altered depending on weather conditions, availability in shelters and/or other circumstances, always thinking about the safety of the group.
Price: €360* (VAT included) * Price per person. (Picos Outdoor only benefits from the guide service).
Group of 4 to 8 people