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Las Carisa Ridge
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Las Carisa Ridge (Central Asturias)
29 kms
On foot 6 h. 30 min.
Greenways 6 h. 30 min.
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Access

Take the N-630 road from Pajares. Once you pass the turn off to Busdongo, you come to the turning to Complongo de Arbás on the road to Pendilla.

Layout of the route
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A simple route from Pendilla to Congostinas offering exceptional views due to the elevation of the trail

Summary Las Carisa Ridge

This trail commences in Pendilla (1,337 m), where you head north until reaching Propinde Pass (1,583 m), with "Three Boroughs Peak" (2,020 m), bordering Lena, Aller and Villamanín (León), to the right of the pass.

The trail continues on the flat along Carraceo Ridge, located between the boroughs of Lena and Aller, offering spectacular panoramic views of Pajares Valley, to the left, and Las Ubiñas Massif, straight ahead.

Continuing along the trail, you come to Mayau Fierros mountain meadow (1,600 m) and Cruz de Fuentes (1,620 m) to then climb over La Boya Peak (1,728 m). There you can see the "Castiechu La Carisa", a Roman military camp dating from the 1st century BC, built at the time to battle against the Astur tribes who had raised a great defensive line at La Boya Peak to prevent the Romans from advancing.

At this point, the trail heads downhill towards Portiechu La Boya (1,593 m), Mount Faro and Mayau Buxián mountain meadow (1,480 m) to reach Mayau La Caba mountain meadow, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Aller and Lena Valleys. The trail continues on from there to later branch into two, one fork heading eastward on Cochá el Aciu (1,468 m), in the Aller Valley, while the other, original route heads westward on Brañarredonda, in the Lena Valley.

Take the trail to Brañaredonda where, further below, you will see Mayau Carboneo mountain meadow in the village of Congostinas. Both routes converge at Mayau Carraceo mountain meadow (1,213 m), where you can choose between several directions: Moreda (Aller), Santa Cristina and Carabanzo (Lena) and Congostinas. The shorter route is to the village of Congostinas, which you reach after passing through Calaverdás, Linares de Arriba and Linares de Abajo. Continue on for about 4 km until reaching Puente de los Fierros, where the trail ends.

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Description Pendilla - Congostinas

This trail commences in Pendilla (1,337 m), where you head north until reaching Propinde Pass (1,583 m), with "Three Boroughs Peak" (2,020 m), bordering Lena, Aller and Villamanín (León), to the right of the pass.

The trail continues on the flat along Carraceo Ridge, located between the boroughs of Lena and Aller, offering spectacular panoramic views of Pajares Valley, to the left, and Las Ubiñas Massif, straight ahead.

Continuing along the trail, you come to Mayau Fierros mountain meadow (1,600 m) and Cruz de Fuentes (1,620 m) to then climb over La Boya Peak (1,728 m). There you can see the "Castiechu La Carisa", a Roman military camp dating from the 1st century BC, built at the time to battle against the Astur tribes who had raised a great defensive line at La Boya Peak to prevent the Romans from advancing.

At this point, the trail heads downhill towards Portiechu La Boya (1,593 m), Mount Faro and Mayau Buxián mountain meadow (1,480 m) to reach Mayau La Caba mountain meadow, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Aller and Lena Valleys. The trail continues on from there to later branch into two, one fork heading eastward on Cochá el Aciu (1,468 m), in the Aller Valley, while the other, original route heads westward on Brañarredonda, in the Lena Valley.

Take the trail to Brañaredonda where, further below, you will see Mayau Carboneo mountain meadow in the village of Congostinas. Both routes converge at Mayau Carraceo mountain meadow (1,213 m), where you can choose between several directions: Moreda (Aller), Santa Cristina and Carabanzo (Lena) and Congostinas. The shorter route is to the village of Congostinas, which you reach after passing through Calaverdás, Linares de Arriba and Linares de Abajo. Continue on for about 4 km until reaching Puente de los Fierros, where the trail ends.