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Cares Gorge Walk

Hiking trail · Cabrales
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Walk the stunning Ruta del Cares through Cares Gorge.

moderate
25.3 km
7:00 h
600 m
600 m

One of the finest walks in the Picos—and possibly in Spain— awaits you today, following the “Ruta del Cares” through the Cares gorge. Transfer to the start (15min) and then head along this spectacular route on pathways sculpted into the rock passing caves and tunnels, walking as far as Cain before returning. Whilst you follow good wide paths throughout on this walk, there is a steep drop to one side most of the way so for anybody with vertigo issues it is possible to take a lift with your luggage to Arenas de Cabrales and do a short circular walk there.

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Author
Iain Douglas
Updated: February 25, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
661 m
Lowest point
236 m
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Safety information

Be careful around the steep drops to one side of the trail.

Those with vertigo issues it is possible to take a lift with your luggage to Arenas de Cabrales and do a short circular walk there.

Start

Poncebos (306 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.257135, -4.832576
DMS
43°15'25.7"N 4°49'57.3"W
UTM
30T 351252 4791000
w3w 
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Destination

Poncebos

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

 

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
43.257135, -4.832576
DMS
43°15'25.7"N 4°49'57.3"W
UTM
30T 351252 4791000
w3w 
///cheeky.boring.sightseeing
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
25.3 km
Duration
7:00h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m

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