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Fuente De to Sotres

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  • Impressive valleys in the heart of the Picos
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Enjoy the spectacular views of the lunar landscapes today as you head to Sotres.
moderate
Distance 20.9 km
6:00 h
250 m
1,050 m
Start the day with a 30min transfer to Fuente Dé located high in the mountains at 1100m. Take the famous cable car right up to a height of 1835m and the edge of the Central Massif of the Picos de Europa mountain range. The limestone landscape up here is almost lunar-like and home to some amazing wildlife such as chamois, vultures and alpine birds like the Snowfinch and Rock Thrush.Walk through pastures filled with mountain chalets, cross a glacier valley and finally the wonderfully scenic Aliva Pass to arrive in Sotres, the highest village in the Asturian side of the Picos.
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Author
Iain Douglas
Update: May 30, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,383 m
Lowest point
897 m
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Start

Fuente Dé (1,754 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.154039, -4.805968
DMS
43°09'14.5"N 4°48'21.5"W
UTM
30T 353165 4779503
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Destination

Sotres

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
43.154039, -4.805968
DMS
43°09'14.5"N 4°48'21.5"W
UTM
30T 353165 4779503
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
250 m
Descent
1,050 m

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