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Pienzu Peak Trail
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Pienzu Peak Trail (Eastern Asturias)
8 kms
On foot 6 h.
Difficulty
Access

The trail is accessed via the N-634 heading for Arriondas followed by the AS-260 towards Colunga until you reach El Fito Scenic Balcony, where the route begins.

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A fairly easy hike offering spectacular views of the Picos de Europa and the Bay of Biscay

Summary Pienzu Peak Trail

The trail starts at the car park at El Fito Scenic Balcony. Cross the road and take a path heading gently uphill which runs through a pine wood until reaching El Fito Shelter.

Continue on from there through a small wood which, skirting the hillside, leads to Majada de Bustacu high mountain meadow, where you can find a spring. From there you will see a track heading uphill to the west.

From there on, you begin the climb up a wide path, after which the trial continues to head uphill along a path leading to Majada de Mergullines high mountain meadow where you will find a spring on the left which always has water. From this point you can clearly see the cross crowning Pienzu Peak.

Still continuing uphill, another path leads to Collado de Beluenzu Pass, where you bear right. The trail then starts to zigzag up the slope to Pienzu Peak.

Once you reach the summit, you can rest and enjoy the beautiful views this spot offers of the Picos de Europa and the coastline of the Bay of Biscay, almost from Gijón to Llanes, before heading back down the same path.

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Description Mirador del Fito - Pico Pienzu

The trail starts at the car park at El Fito Scenic Balcony. Cross the road and take a path heading gently uphill which runs through a pine wood until reaching El Fito Shelter.

Continue on from there through a small wood which, skirting the hillside, leads to Majada de Bustacu high mountain meadow, where you can find a spring. From there you will see a track heading uphill to the west.

From there on, you begin the climb up a wide path, after which the trial continues to head uphill along a path leading to Majada de Mergullines high mountain meadow where you will find a spring on the left which always has water. From this point you can clearly see the cross crowning Pienzu Peak.

Still continuing uphill, another path leads to Collado de Beluenzu Pass, where you bear right. The trail then starts to zigzag up the slope to Pienzu Peak.

Once you reach the summit, you can rest and enjoy the beautiful views this spot offers of the Picos de Europa and the coastline of the Bay of Biscay, almost from Gijón to Llanes, before heading back down the same path.