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Vegarredonda Refuge / Ordiales Viewpoint
Picos de Europa
Senderismo Picos de Europa

The Cornión Massif or Western Massif of Los Picos de Europa, was the origin of the creation of the Los Picos de Europa National Park, originally called the Covadonga Mountain National Park, and the first National Park in Spain. It is the largest and most varied of the three landscapes that make up the Los Picos de Europa National Park . This massif brings together the contrasts of the intense green of the pastoral fertile plains, with the aridity of the characteristic limestone rock of the Picos, together with the spectacular singularity of the Covadonga Lakes. It's the massif where the Vegarredonda Refuge is located, a strategic point to ascend the highest peaks of the massif and an obligatory area of ​​passage to visit the Ordiales viewpoint, a place with beautiful views towards Amieva, Ponga and the Cantabrian Mountain Range and where Pedro Pidal, forerunner of the National Park and first climber of Picu Urriellu with Gregorio Pérez "El Cainejo", is buried.


Meeting point: Parking del Repelao in Covadonga.                                               Duration: 2 days.

Day 1: On our first day of trekking, we will depart from the Covadonga Lakes (1,100m) , to ascend to the Vegarredonda Refuge (1,410m) , where we will spend the night. Beautiful day that passes through symbolic places in the Picos de Europa, such as the Lakes themselves or the Pozo del Alemán , a place whose name is due to Roberto Frassinelli, an exceptional character. Crossing plains and entering the Western Massif Heights, we will arrive at the Vegarredonda Refuge, where we will spend our first night. If the day is good, we will go to the Mirador de Ordiales (1,750m) , a beautiful viewpoint towards Amieva, Ponga and the Cantabrian Mountain Range, and the place where Pedro Pidal, forerunner of the National Park and first climber of Picu Urriellu with Gregorio Pérez "El Cainejo", is buried.

Day 2: If the previous day it was not possible to ascend to the Mirador de Ordiales, we will do it this day, provided the conditions are favorable. From the Ordiales viewpoint, we will descend to the Covadonga Lakes . We will make the return to the Mosquital to know all the surroundings of Los Lagos, the Vega de Enol, the Porra de Enol if the weather is good, the viewpoint of the prince and the mines of Buferrera , before returning to the parking lot of Lake Ercina , where our beautiful adventure.

It includes:

  • Mountain Guide Service titled and with AEGM-UIMLA accreditation.

  • One night accommodation at the Vegarredonda refuge.

  • A half board (dinner + breakfast) at the Vegarredonda refuge.

  • Collective security material.

  • Accident and RC insurance.


Does not include:

  • Transport.

  • Any other item not mentioned as included.


  • In the refuge you can buy a picnic for the day, avoiding carrying weight.

  • In the shelter there are blankets. Taking a thin bag or a sheet bag is enough.

  • The route may be altered depending on the weather conditions, availability at the refuge and / or other types of circumstances, always thinking about the safety of the group.


Price: € 200 * (VAT included). * Price per person.

Group of 4 to 8 people

Picos Outdoor only benefits from the guide service

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