Picos de Europa

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Picos de Europa Asturias Reviews

taylorlam taylorlam
5 reviews
Feb 07, 2008
The Picos de Europa are a trekkers dream, especially for the people who want the least walking for the best places. Starting out in Cangas de Onis move onto Covadonga and make a quick stop at the church and the small restaurant where the owner will be more than happy to show you how to pour the local hard cider while the women sing songs (at least that was my experience). From Covadonga hitch a ride up to the lower lake (I can't remember the name, a map would be good for the details). From the lake head towards the Refugio Vegeradonda. I'm pretty sure thats how you spell it. If you have any more questions I have loads of into stashed away somewhere. Anyways, its an incredible alpine environment that, suprisingly, is home to a number of shepards whose herds still wander the mountains. If you are going in the summer you will need reservations. I went in the end of november and even though the main refugio wasn't open, one of the satellite buildings was still open for us to sleep in. It was a good thing cause I swear the winds were constantly at fifty mph with gusts of at least 100 mph. One the gusts lifted my like ten feet up the side of this hill, yea, I flew. My two partners can testify to this.
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