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The Aramo Range
Quirós, Morcín y Riosa (Central Asturias)
Area
53 km2
Contact Address

Quirós
Tourist Office.
Carretera General. Bárzana
3117 Quirós.

Phone 985 768 160

Riosa
Tourist Office.
La Fuente, 1.
33160 La Vega.

Phone 985 766 265
(summer only)

  • The Aramo Range, considered in its broadest sense, extends over 15 km in a northwest-southeasterly direction, between the Rivers Trubia and Riosa. The area defined as a Protected Area covers the upper part of the range, affecting the boroughs of Quirós, Morcín and Riosa.

  • Plant life

    The landscape is mainly characterized by the abundance of rock outcroppings, the absence of surface water and scant tree growth.

    Wildlife

    It boasts the largest concentration of wildlife in the entire central-eastern coastal valley and mountain range sector. This massif comprises the north-eastern limit of the brown bear's habitat in the Cantabrian Mountains, while wolves are also sighted here sporadically. There are also otters in the rivers bordering the range, especially in the River Trubia, in addition to species of amphibians and reptiles characteristic of Asturias.

    The birds of prey present in the range include the Egyptian vulture and the occasional griffon vulture. The most abundant birds at higher elevations are pipits, flocks of linnet and other interesting species such as the alpine rock thrush and the alpine accentor.

Mountains with very steep slopes in the centre of the region, declared a Protected Landscape.

The Aramo Range constitutes the authentic inland green border of metropolitan Asturias: hills, rivers, meadows, chestnut and beech woods, caves and dolines are discovered between villages and mountains laden with history and a truly rich ethnography.

The Aramo Range comprises the major elevation of the central north-eastern sector with its string of peaks rising above 1,700 metres: Gamonal at1,712 m, Barriscal at 1,734 m, and the highest, Gamoniteiro, at 1,788 m.

One of the most popular parts of the range is the climb up to El Angliru, the end of one of the hardest and most striking stages of the Cycling Tour of Spain, "La Vuelta".

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The Aramo Range
GPS:+43.220902,-5.947233