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Santibáñez de Murias - Cabañaquinta
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Santibáñez de Murias - Cabañaquinta (Central Asturias)
13 kms
Mountain bike 2 h. 30 min.
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Layout of the route
Fifth stage of the cycling circuit. Cross country through the borough of Aller.
Summary Santibáñez de Murias - Cabañaquinta

The fifth stage of the GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit begins in the outskirts of Santibanes de Murias, taking the AE-3 road and heading downhill. Then take the first turning on the right up a path signposted PR-AS 133 and 236, along which the GR-109 Inland Asturias also runs. Continue along this path, which will soon flatten out, to the village of Villar. Pass through this village and then head eastward uphill towards Coto Bello.

The GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit gains altitude little by little. You subsequently turn right off the PR-133 path and the Cycling Circuit now runs through an easier, flat area, traversing an extensive wooded area along the hillside, heading northwest towards Moreda.

After the woods, the GR-208 ascends to Curriellos Ridge. Once you have crowned the summit, you will have excellent views over the Cabañaquinta Valley and adjoining ranges, such as that of Navaliego, which separates the boroughs of Aller and Mieres. At Curriellos, the GR-208 bears right in search of the Coto Bello pastures, joining up with the trail heading up to Renorios, which you come off to the left to cross the pastures of Braña de Sote in search of the road to Coto Bello.

At this point, turn left to head downhill along the road to La Collaína, where you come to a broad esplanade where the stretch that will take you quickly downhill to Soto commences. This is a very steep descent which is transited by vehicles and livestock, although the road is wide.

Before you reach the tower in the hamlet of Soto, turn right onto a concrete track that leads to Espineo. After passing a gate and the four houses in this spot, the Central Mountains Cycling Circuit follows a trail threading through pastureland before reaching the River Aller, which you cross over a suspension bridge. You need to take great care and pay attention when crossing the FEVE railway tracks here, where the stage ends at the railway station in the borough capital.

13 kms
Description Santibáñez de Murias - Cabañaquinta

The fifth stage of the GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit begins in the outskirts of Santibanes de Murias, taking the AE-3 road and heading downhill. Then take the first turning on the right up a path signposted PR-AS 133 and 236, along which the GR-109 Inland Asturias Trail also runs. Continue along this path, which will soon flatten out, to the village of Villar. Pass through this village and then head eastward uphill towards Coto Bello.

The GR-208 Central Mountains Cycling Circuit gains altitude little by little. You subsequently turn right off the PR-133 path and the Cycling Circuit now runs through an easier, flat area, traversing an extensive wooded area along the hillside, heading northwest towards Moreda.

After the woods, the GR-208 ascends to Curriellos Ridge. Once you have crowned the summit, you will have excellent views over the Cabañaquinta Valley and adjoining ranges, such as that of Navaliego, which separates the boroughs of Aller and Mieres. At Curriellos, the GR-208 bears right in search of the Coto Bello pastures, joining up with the trail heading up to Renorios, which you come off to the left to cross the pastures of Braña de Sote in search of the road to Coto Bello.

At this point, turn left to head downhill along the road to La Collaína, where you come to a broad esplanade where the stretch that will take you quickly downhill to Soto commences. This is a very steep descent which is transited by vehicles and livestock, although the road is wide.

Before you reach the tower in the hamlet of Soto, turn right onto a concrete track that leads to Espineo. After passing a gate and the four houses in this spot, the Central Mountains Cycling Circuit follows a trail threading through pastureland before reaching the River Aller, which you cross over a suspension bridge. You need to take great care and pay attention when crossing the FEVE railway tracks here, where the stage ends at the railway station in the borough capital.