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The Sueve Range
Colunga, Caravia, Ribadesella, Piloña y Parres (Eastern Asturias)
Open to the public

All year round

Area
81 km2
Maximum elevation
1,161 m at Pienzu Peak.
Contact Address

Colunga
Tourist Office.
Plaza de la Iglesia.
3320 Colunga

Phone 985 852 200

Sueve Range
Interpretation Centre

Gobiendes

Phone 985 869 070

Ribadesella
Tourist Office.
Paseo Princesa Letizia, s/n
33560 Ribadesella

Phone 985 860 038

Parres
Tourist Office.
Plaza Venancio Pando.
33540 Arriondas

Phone 985 841 712
(summer only)

Piloña
Tourist Office.
Covadonga, 42.
33530 Infiesto

Phone 985 711 133
(summer only)

  • The Sueve Range is located in the central-western part of ​​Asturias, between the boroughs of Colunga, Caravia, Ribadesella. Piloña and Parres.

  • Plant life

    Undoubtedly, the most noteworthy vegetation comprises the wooded areas in the northernmost interior of the range. These are made up of small woods in which holly and hawthorn predominate and provide the basic structure. These woods also contain other species, however, such as beech, ash, birch, hazel, elm, maple and yew, giving rise to very diverse formations that reflect the quality of the landscape.

    Wildlife

    The wildlife on the Sueve Range includes foxes and wild boars.

    There is also a population of fallow deer, which has been introduced and has adapted to this environment, sharing the area and sustenance with the most emblematic of Asturian animals: the Asturcón pony, a breed of semi-wild horses of which only a few purebloods remain.

    The birds found here include the Egyptian vulture and some isolated examples of vultures originating from the area of the Cuera Range.

A range overlooking the sea gives rise to the Sueve Range Protected Landscape.

The Sueve Range is a limestone massif which rises up by the sea, making it quite unique and resulting in major contrasts.

In the westernmost section, shale, limestone and sandstone form smooth river valleys that contrast with the eastern section, which is dominated by quartzite.

In the central section, the limestone range turns into spectacular sinkholes or karst formations, which are the most interesting morphological feature of the Sueve Range.

There are hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty throughout most of the range but all under the auspices of the enormous beauty of the area. What's more, it is not unusual to come across one or another Asturcón pony on the highland trails.

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The Sueve Range
GPS:+43.43185,-5.24217