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Mini trek from Cabrales to Nueva de Llanes
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Mini trek from Cabrales to Nueva de Llanes

Mini trek from Cabrales to Nueva de Llanes

Sea and Mountains of Asturias, Northern Spain

  • Accommodation in Arenas de Cabrales and Nueva de Llanes
  • Family-run hotels, the first one with a pool
  • 6 hiking routes to choose from, including the Cares Route, sections of the Llanes coastal path, and the Northern Way
  • Estuaries, coves, and sandy beaches to refresh along the way

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Start: Arenas de Cabrales              Finish: Nueva de Llanes

Day 1: Arrival in Arenas de Cabrales and optional routes (3 km/9 km - 2/5,5 mi)
Day 2: Hiking route through Cabrales (9/22 km - 5,5/13,6mi)
Day 3: From Vibaño to Nueva de Llanes via San Antolín Beach (9.5 /15 km - 6/9 mi)
Day 4: Circular route: Bufones de Pría and beaches (7/17 km - 4,3/10,5 mi)
Day 5: End of Program

Day 1:    Arrival in Arenas de Cabrales and optional routes (3 km/9 km - 2/5,5 mi)

Arrival in Arenas de Cabrales, on the northern slope of Picos. Time to settle into the accommodation, a comfortable and welcoming hotel in the town center with a small garden and pool. In the afternoon, an optional stroll along agricultural paths around the village with magnificent views. If you don't feel like walking, try a 'culín' of natural cider at one of the outdoor terraces.

In the evening, we have reserved a tasting welcome dinner for you at a restaurant near the hotel.

Challenge: Optional route of 3 / 9 km, 1 / 3.5 hours

Day 2:    Hiking route through Cabrales (9/22 km - 5,5/13,6mi)

After breakfast, we'll take you by taxi to the starting point of the route you've chosen for today: the famous but long Cares Gorge, or the lesser-known Royal Path between Ortiguero and Carreña that passes through the beautiful village of Asiego. A mandatory stop at the Sidrería Casa Niembro, a gastronomic reference. If you get carried away pouring culines of cider, we can pick you up in Asiego and save you the remaining stretch to Carreña. Of course, ¡ho!

Challenge: 9 / 22 km - 5,5/13,6mi

Villages: Poncebos, Camarmeña or Pandiello, Asiego, Carreña

Day 3:    From Vibaño to Nueva de Llanes via San Antolín Beach (9.5 /15 km - 6/9 mi)

Today you'll change scenery: from the mountains of Picos de Europa to the paradisiacal beaches of Llanes. After a transfer to Vidiago (or Turanzas), you'll leisurely walk through the 'caleyas' and small asphalted roads of a beautiful rural setting of Llanes, which will take you to the mouth of the Bedón River at the spectacular San Antolín Beach, over 1 km of sand and rocks opening to the Cantabrian Sea. After replenishing energy at the beach bars, continue along the coast, passing through the beaches of Gulpiyuri and La Huelga until you reach Nueva de Llanes. If you prefer a shorter route, you can become a pilgrim for a few hours and follow the Northern Way between San Antolín and Nueva along a shadier path at the foot of a coastal mountain range.

Note: If you traveled to Cabrales by car, you'll drive yourself in the morning to the hotel in Nueva de Llanes, where a taxi awaits to take you to the starting point of the hiking route in Vibaño.

Challenge: 9.5 / 15 km - 6/9 mi, 3 / 6 h, 150 / 500 m ascent and descent

Villages: Vibaño, Turanzas, Posada la Vieja, Naves or Hontoria, Nueva de Llanes

Day 4:    Circular route: Bufones de Pría and beaches (7/17 km - 4,3/10,5 mi)

Today's route takes you on a spectacular journey combining sections of the Northern Way with the coastal path, passing through the Bufones de Pría and the Cuevas del Mar Beach, featuring a chill-out bar-restaurant. If the total 5.5-hour journey seems too long, it's easy to shorten it with a taxi transfer from Cuevas del Mar to the end of the route (1 hour less of walking) or by starting the walk in the morning from Piñeres, Llames, or Villanueva de Pría. (*) The price of this taxi is not included in the package.

To do: 7 / 17 km - 4,3/10,5 mi, 3 / 5.5 h, 185 / 400 m ascent and descent

Villages: Piñeres, Llames, and Villanueva de Pría

Day 5:    End of Program

After breakfast, your hiking getaway in Eastern Asturias comes to an end. If you wish to retrieve your car (parked in Cabrales), we can arrange a taxi for you.


 Comfortable hotel with a friendly atmosphere.

Hotel Picos de Europa

In the center of the village of Arenas de Cabrales, you will find this hotel which features a garden, terraces, outdoor pool, parking, lounge, library, and Wi-Fi area. Relax, dream, rest, enjoy... discover.


Hotel Don Tomás (Nueva de Llanes)

Former Indiano House transformed into a small and cozy hotel that retains the charm of bygone eras, making the stay a unique experience for the traveler.



The trip can start any day of the week (subject to availability) between April 1st and October 15th.

The nearest airports to the Picos de Europa are Oviedo (OVD), also known as Asturias airport, Santander (SDR) and Bilbao (BIO).

How to get to Arenas de Cabrales

From each airport, there are good connections to the city center station, where there are links to other services for the final destination (see schedules at www.alsa.es).

From Oviedo city center, there are direct buses to Arenas de Cabrales, although these services cannot be reserved in advance. From Santander and Bilbao, there is a direct bus service to Unquera, then the journey continues by taxi to Arenas de Cabrales.

NOTE: It is advisable to book bus tickets as well as the taxi transfer in advance, especially for arrival and when traveling in the summer season or on Friday afternoons. Tickets can be purchased either through the ALSA website (www.alsa.es) or through the S-cape office in Asturias, which can also arrange the taxi from Unquera to Arenas.

Returning from Nueva de Llanes

At the end of the trip, you can take a bus from Nueva de Llanes to Oviedo, Santander, or Bilbao with ALSA; although there will be more services from Llanes.

Transfers to the airports; Oviedo (OVD), Santander (SDR), or Bilbao (BIO), can also be arranged through S-cape Travel. The cost will depend on the number of passengers and the airport you fly to.

If you arrive by your own car to Cabrales, you can leave it parked in the hotel's private parking during the hiking trip. To retrieve your car at the end, we can either arrange a taxi for you on day 5 in the morning between Nueva and Cabrales, or we can organize on day 3 in the morning for you to first leave the car in Nueva de Llanes and then have a taxi take you to the starting point of the route in Vidiago.

GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 4 nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner in Arenas de Cabrales
  • Transfer to the start of the route as per itinerary
  • Luggage transfer on day 3 from one hotel to the next
  • Detailed description of routes and maps in digital format
  • Access to to the trip in our ActiveNav App
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Transportation to / from Asturias
  • Other meals / dinners
  • Optional transfer to shorten the route on day 4
  • This getaway can be combined with other itineraries offered by S-cape Travel in Asturias: Costa Verde en Bici, La Senda del Oso, etc.
  • Additional nights can be booked in the Picos de Europa, on the coast, or in city hotels (Oviedo, Gijón, Bilbao)

Optional services:

  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation

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