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River Alba Trail
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River Alba Trail (Central Asturias)
14 kms
On foot 5 h.
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Access

Access to the starting point is via the AS-117, passing Laviana and heading to Tarna Pass to later take the SC-2 in Rioseco to Soto de Agues.

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A round trip hike starting and ending in Soto de Agues, in the borough of Sobrescobio

Summary River Alba Trail

The borough of Sobrescobio, located in the Upper Nalón Valley, is surrounded by rolling mountains, relaxing meadows, woods and abundant water, as well as boasting a high quality cuisine based on local produce. All this, combined with a respectful treatment of urban centers and their inclusion in Redes Natural Park, with its extraordinary natural and scenic wealth, have allowed tourism to be become a core activity in the borough.

The starting point of this trail is located at Soto de Agues, a village which the River Alba divides into Soto and Agues. Before starting the hike, you should fill your canteen at the washhouse fountain, located in the area the locals call "La Cuesta". It is advisable to walk at an easy pace so as to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the trail.

Shortly after setting off, you will come to a trout farm. You can study and almost make out the production process from the path itself. Continuing on you will soon begin hear the River Alba, which approaches the path at kilometre 1.4, coinciding with the Precia Bridge area, where another small path leading from the neighbourhood of San Andrés de Agues ends.

After crossing Precia Bridge, the route runs along the bottom of the valley between Xierrón de Xarioz and Los Cavalinos Crag, passing next to the ruins of an old iron ore loader, which can be recognized by its reddish colour. You then come to the area of El Campurru, where you can make out the mouth of Retortoriu Stream, which lends its name to the end of this stretch of the trail.

The trail then runs between high vertical walls bordering a fast-flowing stream with a succession of waterfalls, rapids and pools.

The trail crosses two small arched bridges, followed by a narrow stretch cut into the rock that leads to Cruz de los Ríos.

The return trip is along the same path up to the crossing on the right that leads to the village of San Andrés, 200 metres from Soto de Agues.

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Description Soto de Agues - Cruz de los ríos

The borough of Sobrescobio, located in the Upper Nalón Valley, is surrounded by rolling mountains, relaxing meadows, woods and abundant water, as well as boasting a high quality cuisine based on local produce. All this, combined with a respectful treatment of urban centers and their inclusion in Redes Natural Park, with its extraordinary natural and scenic wealth, have allowed tourism to be become a core activity in the borough.

The starting point of this trail is located at Soto de Agues, a village which the River Alba divides into Soto and Agues. Before starting the hike, you should fill your canteen at the washhouse fountain, located in the area the locals call "La Cuesta". It is advisable to walk at an easy pace so as to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the trail.

Shortly after setting off, you will come to a trout farm. You can study and almost make out the production process from the path itself. Continuing on you will soon begin hear the River Alba, which approaches the path at kilometre 1.4, coinciding with the Precia Bridge area, where another small path leading from the neighbourhood of San Andrés de Agues ends.

After crossing Precia Bridge, the route runs along the bottom of the valley between Xierrón de Xarioz and Los Cavalinos Crag, passing next to the ruins of an old iron ore loader, which can be recognized by its reddish colour. You then come to the area of El Campurru, where you can make out the mouth of Retortoriu Stream, which lends its name to the end of this stretch of the trail.

The trail then runs between high vertical walls bordering a fast-flowing stream with a succession of waterfalls, rapids and pools.

The trail crosses two small arched bridges, followed by a narrow stretch cut into the rock that leads to Cruz de los Ríos.

The return trip is along the same path up to the crossing on the right that leads to the village of San Andrés, 200 metres from Soto de Agues.