AS-213 Cangas del Narcea-Puerto de Leitariegos road, turn off on the local CN-4 road from La Mestas or from Vallado.
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).
Genestoso - Valle los Corros - Las Tres Lagunas - Fanrrionda - Genestoso
Genestoso - Cabril
The route starts in the village of Genestoso (a village located at an altitude of 1,000 m and known for its excellent artisan cheese, with a strong flavour and made in esparto grass moulds), at the end of the road, next to the river that gives its name to the village. After crossing the river, the path climbs gently towards the Corros Valley, passing over the Carruexas meadows and next to the Pasadina spring. From the Corros Valley, where there is a small restored hut, it continues ascending towards the Tres Lagunas pass.
Before reaching the pass, a few metres along the route, you can see the only permanent lake in the area, located to the right of the path, under some rocks. Continuing the ascent, the three lakes that give their name to the pass come into view, occupying a gentle plain.
Continuing in a northerly direction, you reach Entrecuetos, the point that separates the peaks of El Cabril and Peña Treisa. The summit of El Cabril is just 600 m. and from here you can see the Galician and Asturian coasts, with the grandeur of the Pigüeña Valley and its villages and "brañas", especially La Pornacal, standing out. On the way back to the route, you can shorten the route by taking the turn-off at Fanarrionda along the Polvorosa path, a pass that connected Genestoso with Villar de Vildas through a leafy birch forest. It is a short, steep descent.
The recommended route is to continue along the Camino Real as far as the El Llano turnoff, returning to Genestoso via the Gobia. This path offers impressive views over the Genestoso valley and used to connect the Cerezal valley (Somiedo) with the Acebo valley (Cangas del Narcea).
Time limitation: According to Decree 10/2015 the route can only take place from 16/06 to 15/08 and 01/10 to 30/11.