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Ruta del Cares, Poncebos

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Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Explore what's considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Spain at Ruta del Cares, a narrow path through the Cantabrian Mountains surrounded by vegetation and cliffs. The pathway leads through tunnels, over footbridges, and along the river. Despite its length, the hike's mostly flat terrain makes it fairly easy. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and take plenty of water. If you can, build in time to stop at one of the mountain villages and try the local food. A couple local favorites include fabada--sausage and bean casserole--and the pote asturiano, the regional stew. Put Ruta del Cares into our Poncebos online travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Poncebos.
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  • Stunning views and a gorgeous walk - quite easy terrain so not difficult to do. Shame there isn´t a loop, though to be honest the 12km there and back offer a different perspective.  more »
  • PR-PNPE-3 “La Ruta del Cares” is known to be one of the top trails to do in the Picos! We decided to go on this hike from Poncebos to Cain…and back! It is 22km roundtrip and around 3 hours each...  more »
  • Great walking and hiking route, not very difficult, but pure emotions!!
  • Super crowded in August. Not recommended at all if you like to enjoy the silence on the mountain and hiking on your own. Demasiada gente en agosto, nada recomendable si disfrutas el silencio de la montaña y caminar solo.
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