Pendueles - Llanes

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GR204 - Coastal Path E9 - Stage 2 It can be done on foot or by bicycle.

Pendueles - Llanes
GPS: 43.42142354093794, -4.754072141327321

Pendueles - Vidiago Beach - Arenillas Blowholes - Mouth of the River Purón - Andrín - La Boriza Scenic Balcony - Cué - Llanes

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The starting point is in Pendueles. Access is via the AS-263 road or from the Pendueles FEVE station.

The section, a continuation of the Bustio - Pendueles section, starts in the centre of Pendueles and ends in the town of Llanes, in the vicinity of Toró beach, and is 13.7 km long.

The path starts in the centre of Pendueles and heads west. After about 100 m it turns off to the right, running along a flat stretch through meadows until kilometre one. Then there is a steep but short downhill slope to the Novales stream, which is crossed by a footbridge, and then skirts it until it reaches the beach at Vidiago.

In this section you can see the remains of an old lime kiln, and a prehistoric shelter in which a shell pit was found. You can also see lush riverside trees.

After taking the access road to the beach, the path turns off to the right, following a winding route with small slopes, through meadows. At around kilometre two and a half kilometres, a turning to the right, on the FEVE railway line, leads to the village of Vidiago. From kilometre 4 onwards, scrubland predominates, although holm oaks, laurels, willows and evergreens can also be seen.

At around kilometre five, there is a turning to the right that leads to the village of Puertas de Vidiago. The path then approaches the coastal cliffs, reaching the Bufones de Arenillas at kilometre five and a half, a group of twelve buffoons declared a natural monument due to their geological singularity. With the sea alive, you can see their white foam fumaroles and hear their snorting sounds.

After leaving the cliffs, the path crosses dense eucalyptus plantations until it reaches the viewpoint over the river Purón, from where you can appreciate the beauty of its mouth, designated a site of Community importance to form part of the European Natura 2000 network. Its riverside woodland and the presence of species of great interest along its course, such as the salmon and the otter, stand out.

The river Purón is crossed by a unique laminated wooden footbridge, and then ascends a slight and continuous slope to the village of Andrín, at kilometre eight and a half.

There is a beautiful rural landscape with woods and meadows alternating with stone enclosures and abundant vegetation on the edges, including magnificent examples of holm oak. From Andrín you can take the turn-off to the beach of Andrín, to the east, some 1,200 m away. The path continues along a wide stretch of the LL-2 road, protected by a wooden balustrade, until it reaches the La Boriza viewpoint. From here there is an extraordinary view of the coastal cliffs and the village of Cue, Ballota beach and the town of Llanes, with the Cuera mountain range in the background.

The path crosses the LL-2 road at around kilometre nine and a half, and runs along the northern slope of La Cuesta de Cue, just below the golf course. At around kilometre thirteen we reach La Capilla del Cristo.

The Mirador de La Boriza - Capilla de El Cristo section is dominated by scrubland and, although the starting and finishing points are at approximately the same altitude, there are steep slopes. There is a detailed view of the beaches of Toró and Cue and the spectacular "Cubos de la Memoria" (Memory Cubes).

Descend through a forest of oak, chestnut, ash and maple trees until you reach the local road that leads to the junction with the LL-2 road, in the centre of Llanes, and where the signpost indicating the end of the path is located, although it is signposted to Toró beach.