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El Cabril
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El Cabril (Western Asturias)
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Climb 4 h.
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Access

AS-213 Cangas del Narcea-Puerto de Leitariegos, then the CN-4 secondary road from Las Mestas or Vallado.

Layout of the route

The route begins at the end of the road in the village of Genestoso, by the river after which the village is named


Remarks

Genestoso is a village located at 1,000 meters known to produce an excellent artisan cheese with a strong flavour made in esparto grass moulds.

Summary El Cabril

The route begins at the end of the road in the village of Genestoso, by the river after which the village is named. After crossing the river, the trail climbs gently to Valle los Corros valley, passing above Las Carruexas meadows and by La Pasadina spring. From Valle los Corros, where there is a small restored herdsmen's mountain hamlet or braña, continue the ascent towards Collado Tres Lagunas col. Before reaching the col, you will see the only perennial lake of the three in the area a short distance from the trail, to the right of the road, below some rocks. Continuing the ascent, the three small lakes for which the col is named appear on a gentle plain.

Continuing north, you then come to Entrecuetos, the point separating the peaks of El Cabril and Peña Treisa. The summit of El Cabril is at an elevation of only 600 m and from it you can see the Galician and Asturian coastlines. Outstanding among these views is the grandeur of Pigüeña Valley with its villages and herdsmen's hamlets or brañas, especially La Pornacal. Back on the route, you can take a short-cut by heading for Fanarrionda via the trail over La Polvorosa, a pass that communicates Genestoso with Villar de Vildas through a lush birch wood. It is a short, steep descent.

The recommended route is to continue on the Camino Real road to the turning to El Llano, returning to Genestoso via La Gobia. A trail offering breath-taking views of Genestoso Valley which connected La Cerezal Valley (Somiedo) with Acebo Valley (Cangas del Narcea).

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Description Genestoso - Cabril

The route begins at the end of the road in the village of Genestoso, by the river after which the village is named. After crossing the river, the trail climbs gently to Valle los Corros valley, passing above Las Carruexas meadows and by La Pasadina spring. From Valle los Corros, where there is a small restored herdsmen's mountain hamlet or braña, continue the ascent towards Collado Tres Lagunas col. Before reaching the col, you will see the only perennial lake of the three in the area a short distance from the trail, to the right of the road, below some rocks. Continuing the ascent, the three small lakes for which the col is named appear on a gentle plain.

Continuing north, you then come to Entrecuetos, the point separating the peaks of El Cabril and Peña Treisa. The summit of El Cabril is at an elevation of only 600 m and from it you can see the Galician and Asturian coastlines. Outstanding among these views is the grandeur of Pigüeña Valley with its villages and herdsmen's hamlets or brañas, especially La Pornacal. Back on the route, you can take a short-cut by heading for Fanarrionda via the trail over La Polvorosa, a pass that communicates Genestoso with Villar de Vildas through a lush birch wood. It is a short, steep descent.

The recommended route is to continue on the Camino Real road to the turning to El Llano, returning to Genestoso via La Gobia. A trail offering breath-taking views of Genestoso Valley which connected La Cerezal Valley (Somiedo) with Acebo Valley (Cangas del Narcea).