Peña Oviedo, after which the route takes its name, is a small promontory located halfway between the valley of Camaleño and the grasslands of the ports of Áliva. This strategic location encouraged its use by the human being since the Neolothic, alternating the use of the summer (ports’) and winter (valleys’) pastures.
The Horcados Rojos mountain is a magnificent lookout point located within the Macizo Central (Central Massif), which is NOT accessible from its hillside, and can be reached through a mountain path that starts at the mountaintop station of the Fuente Dé Cableway. Along the path you can see the high mountain essence of the Picos de Europa: vegetation adapted to the harsh climate, a rocky landscape with sharp summits and alpine birds.
The route proposed here lets you enjoy the ride up aboard the Fuente Dé Cableway, descending through a comfortable path that is suitable for all sorts of hikers. After the climb aboard the cable cab, the path begins by setting off from the mountaintop cableway station (El Cable), and after a brief climb up to the Horcadina de Covarrobles, descent starts on a track that traverses the vast mountain prairies between Macizo Central (Central Massif) and Oriental (Eastern Massif) of the Picos de Europa, known as the Puertos de Áliva.
This itinerary that accesses the Vega de la Liordes involves a progressive transition between the start of the valley of Camaleño and the high mountain, going past the oak and beech woods surrounding Fuente Dé, and the alpine grasslands afoot the crags of Peñas de Cifuentes. The route traverses one of the most ecologically rich areas in the National Park, with species such as the Eurasian brown bear, wolves, reindeer, boars or chamois, just to name the largest mammals.
We can pay a visit to the Espanima manors and visit their emblazoned houses of Cosgaya, Baldeón and Noriega, and of course, its church, that holds a polychrome carving of the 17th century, and a virgin holding a child of the 16th century. The route begins at Espinama (887 m. high) heading towards Pido, along a path named La Gatera. In the process, a whole tunnel made of poplar, hazel and willow trees, before venturing among the houses of Pido, where you have to pay attention to the painted markings to find the exit at the other side of the town.
This circular route starts and ends at the town of Brez, approaching the vertical walls of the Macizo Oriental (Eastern Massif). This path was laid out as a way to head towards the Canal de las Arredondas, where mines bearing the same name were located. Brez, located atop a sunny terrace over the Liébana Comarca, 730 m. high, has a well-preserved environment with predominant gall and cork oak trees intermixed with hay meadows. This route flows past these landscapes through a comfortable path afoot the high mountains of the Picos de Europa.
What you can do from here
This Comarca holds the Peña Sagra, the Cantabrian Cordillera, and the Picos de Europa, rising over 2,000 metres high. With the Fuente Dé Cableway, located 3 Km. from Posada Sobrevilla, you can reach the Mirador del Cable (Cableway Lookout Point), 1,847 metres high.Another main tourist attraction of Liébana is the Fuente Dé Cableway, the main means of access of the Picos de Europa National Park. The cableway climbs an 800 m. slope, dropping us off at the mountaintop station, where we can set off to climb several summits of the Macizo Central (Central Massif) of Picos de Europa.
Also located in the vicinity of the lodge is the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana. It is a pilgrimage destination, since it holds the relic known as the “Lignun Crucis” of Christ’s Cross, sharing since the 16th century the privilege of celebrating the Jubilee Year along with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Caravaca de la Cruz. It is known across the world for being the birthplace of the Medieval Codices, generically called “Los Beatos de Liébana” (Beatus of Liébana).Close to Posada Sobrevilla, 19 km. away, we can find the village of Potes, capital of the Liébana Comarca. It has a large old town with mountain manors, bridges and monuments, among which the Torre del Infantado stands out.
Visits of many towns that hide architectonic treasures such as Lebeña, Potes, Mogrovejo, Piasca, etc...
monastery Sto. Toribio de Liébana
At the heart of Liébana, some two Km. south of the urban centre of Potes, and somewhat hidden among the orographic bends of Monte de la Viorna, at the foothills of the Picos de Europa, we find this spot, which was chosen by a few monks in the onset of Christianity in our region to withdraw from the world and live in accordance with the Rule of St. Benedict.
The Nature Park of Carbáceno is not a conventional zoo or a natural park. It is a space that was naturalized by man, based on the primitive beauty of its karstic landscape, on 750 ha. of a former open-pit mine.
Ruta de la Garganta del Río Cares
The Ruta del Cares is located within the Picos de Europa National Park. It traverses the towns of Caín and Poncebos, through a gorge that follows the river, in one of the most spectacular hiking routes that can be found in all of Europe. Known as the “Garganta Divina” (Divine Gorge), the route, literally carved on the rocks of the mountains, is a wonderful stretch, a little over 11 kilometres long, between the town of Caín (Leon) and Poncebos (Asturias).
We are less than an hour away from the beach and just an hour and a half away from Santander, the capital of the province.
The lodge is well located as a starting point to get to know the whole area: the beaches of San Vicente and Llanes are just 60 km. away from the lodge.
Visit the Caves of Soplao and Altamira.
You can take part of many active tourism activities (guided routes and 4x4 rides, quads bikes, canoes, horses, paragliding, Paintball...)
Inquire at the front desk, we’ll be thrilled to offer assistance and dispel any doubt!