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La Peña - Vegalencia (Central Asturias)
12 kms
Mountain bike 1 h. 30 min.
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Layout of the route
Eighth and final stage of the cycling circuit. Stage between Mieres and Ribera de Arriba.
Summary La Peña - Vegalencia

The eighth stage of the GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit starts out from La Peña, with no other choice but to take the road towards Alto del Padrún hilltop (AS-242), along which the Way of St James also runs. This part of the route offers views of Vega de Baíña industrial estate.

Hikers and cyclists have to be careful as they will have to follow a long stretch of paved road about 6.3 km in length. Once you reach the hilltop, you will be able to see Olloniego, in the borough of Oviedo. You then head downhill towards the village of Casares, after which you turn right, following the signs for the Way of St James ("Camino de Santiago") and the GR-100 "Ruta de la Plata".

Some 500 metres further on, you come back onto the AS-242, which you must follow towards the railway station. You then cross the motorway via the overpass and head for Olloniego, making your way through this village towards the mansion and Olloniego Bridge, by the northern exit of the village.

Continue along the road, passing the roundabout on your left to subsequently take an entrance accessing the riverside path running along the River Nalón. Stay on this path until you get to Vegalencia, following in the last stretch the hiking and cycling lane that runs alongside adjoining the road.

Cross the river over the first bridge to then reach Vegalencia Park, where the eighth stage of the GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit ends.

12 kms
Description La Peña - Vegalencia

The eighth stage of the GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit starts out from La Peña with no other choice but to take the road towards Alto del Padrún hilltop (AS-242), along which the Way of St James also runs. This part of the route offers views of Vega de Baíña industrial estate.

Hikers and cyclists have to be careful as they will have to follow a long stretch of paved road about 6.3 km in length. Once you reach the hilltop, you will be able to see Olloniego, in the borough of Oviedo. You then head downhill towards the village of Casares, after which you turn right, following the signs for the Way of St James ("Camino de Santiago") and the GR-100 "Ruta de la Plata".

Some 500 metres further on, you come back onto the AS-242, which you must follow towards the railway station. You then cross the motorway via the overpass and head for Olloniego, making your way through this village towards the mansion and Olloniego Bridge, by the northern exit of the village.

Continue along the road, passing the roundabout on your left to subsequently take an entrance accessing the riverside path running along the River Nalón. Stay on this path until you get to Vegalencia, following in the last stretch the hiking and cycling lane that runs alongside adjoining the road.

Cross the river over the first bridge to then reach Vegalencia Park, where the eighth stage of the GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit ends.