The highlight of this trek of highlights, takes you up to the legendary Picu Urriellu – also called Naranjo de Bulnes – a stunning peak and mecca for world-class rock climbers. You first take farming tracks from Sotres up to Pandébano Col. Then you follow a footpath up into the lunar landscapes at the heart of the central massif, home to chamoix and alpine choughs. For your overnight stay here at the refuge, you’ll carry just the things you need for the day, while your luggage in transported to the next hotel.
Early in the season, snow can be a factor. If the event the hut cannot be reached, the alternate program includes a circular walk to nearby Tielve and overnight stay in Sotres.
Challenge: 5.5 hrs, 11 km / 7 mi, 1085 m ascent, 180 m descent
Alternative to Tielve: 5.5 hrs, 14 km / 8,5 mi, 480 m ascent and descent
Villages along the way: Sotres, Pandébano, Vega de Urriellu