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Pico Cornón Peak
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Pico Cornón (Central Asturias)
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Climb 7 h.
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AS-227 Puente de San Martín-Puerto de Somiedo road. 12 km from Pola de Somiedo.

Layout of the route

The route begins at an elevation of 1,486 m in Santa María del Puerto, one of the few villages where the migrant herdsmen called vaqueiros de alzada still live


Remarks

The village of Santa María del Puerto, which defines the demarcation between León -Territory of Babia- and Asturias -Somiedo-, is one of the few places where the migrant herdsmen called vaqueiros de alzada still live, a social group whose way of life is based on mountain livestock and who have a particular culture and folklore of their own.

Summary Pico Cornón

The route begins at an elevation of 1,486 m in Santa María del Puerto, one of the few villages where the migrant herdsmen called vaqueiros de alzada still live. This social group is characterized by their way of life, cattle breeding and folklore, as well as for the practice of migrant herding or transhumance.

Pass through the village and take a cattle path to the left to once again bear left after a while. Cross the River Bayo, gently gaining height until reaching the Veiga Cimera Valley, where the river splits into two streams.

From there, continue along a path between broom to the top, where the terrain then becomes rockier with several ups and downs.

Continue the not-too-strenuous uphill hike which offers views of La Penouta Peak to the right.

A little higher up you will see El Cornón, the highest peak in Somiedo, passing through a gap called Boquete Amozarra at 1,853 m, with the outline of the peak acting as a guide.

You then get to Vega Mozarra, a plateau with juniper and blueberry bushes crossed by many trails. Cross the plateau on the left to then continue the climb uphill towards the right until reaching the summit.

The return trip is along the same path.

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Description Santa María del Puerto - Pico Cornón

The route begins at an elevation of 1,486 m in Santa María del Puerto, one of the few villages where the migrant herdsmen called vaqueiros de alzada still live. This social group is characterized by their way of life, cattle breeding and folklore, as well as for the practice of migrant herding or transhumance.

Pass through the village and take a cattle path to the left to once again bear left after a while. Cross the River Bayo, gently gaining height until reaching the Veiga Cimera Valley, where the river splits into two streams.

From there, continue along a path between broom to the top, where the terrain then becomes rockier with several ups and downs.

Continue the not-too-strenuous uphill hike which offers views of La Penouta Peak to the right.

A little higher up you will see El Cornón, the highest peak in Somiedo, passing through a gap called Boquete Amozarra at 1,853 m, with the outline of the peak acting as a guide.

You then get to Vega Mozarra, a plateau with juniper and blueberry bushes crossed by many trails. Cross the plateau on the left to then continue the climb uphill towards the right until reaching the summit.

The return trip is along the same path.