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Pierzu Peak Trail
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Pienzu Peak Trail (Eastern Asturias)
5 kms
On foot 5 h.
Difficulty
Access

The trail is accessed via the AS-261 heading for San Juan de Beleño and then by taking the PO-2 towards Viegu up to Llomena Pass, where the route begins.

Layout of the route

A climb from Llomena Pass to Pienzu Peak in the borough of Ponga

Ruta del Pico Pierzu
Summary Pienzu Peak Trail

The trail begins at Llomena Pass, a spot on the PO-2 road from San Juan de Beleño to Viego and Puente Vidosa.

Take the wide track heading off to the left of the road to Vidosa Bridge until you reach the vicinity of Excueño Quarry. Here you take a path off to the right bordering the quarry, initiating a winding climb uphill leading to the ridge on Collado de Canto Llano Pass. There you will see Lake Aranga on the left in the distance and, rising up, La Mota de Cetin Peak. Continue along the path, without heading down to the fields, to reach Majada de Cerboes mountain meadow, where there are three huts surrounded by ash trees.

At this point, you have two options to continue the trail; the first leaves the huts behind on the left, heading right to cross the ridge and thus take a path that starts on the southern slope and leads to a sharp climb towards a pass that can be seen in the distance which thick, thorny underbrush. On reaching the ridge, bear left, walking towards the other side, where you will find a path in a grassy area dotted with rocks. The second option is to take a path that starts beside the highest hut, heading steeply up the rocky hillside and reaching the slope of Pienzu Peak, where it later joins up with the first option.

On reaching the mountain meadow, head towards the ridge on the right, leaving the huts on your left and continue along the path towards the pass. When you reach the pass, where you will see a lone yew above you, bear left and head for the other side, looking for the first alternative path.

Head up to the summit from here. Once at the top, this view of all the mountains in Asturias is one of the most impressive.

Below you to the north there are pastures and, in the distance, Arriondas and Cangas de Onís, as well as the Sueve and Cuera Ranges near the sea. To the east, El Cornión Massif rises up above the lush beech wood below Salón Crag. To the south, the deep valleys of Ponga and Arcenoriu, harbouring Peloño Forest, with Ten Crag rising above it. And to the west, Ponga Ridge with Maciédome, Tiatordos and Canto del Oso Peaks. The return trip is along the same path.

5 kms
Description Collada de lomena - Pico Pierzu

The trail begins at Llomena Pass, a spot on the PO-2 road from San Juan de Beleño to Viego and Puente Vidosa.

Take the wide track heading off to the left of the road to Vidosa Bridge until you reach the vicinity of Excueño Quarry. Here you take a path off to the right bordering the quarry, initiating a winding climb uphill leading to the ridge on Collado de Canto Llano Pass. There you will see Lake Aranga on the left in the distance and, rising up, La Mota de Cetin Peak. Continue along the path, without heading down to the fields, to reach Majada de Cerboes mountain meadow, where there are three huts surrounded by ash trees.

At this point, you have two options to continue the trail. the first leaves the huts behind on the left, heading right to cross the ridge and thus take a path that starts on the southern slope and leads to a sharp climb towards a pass that can be seen in the distance which thick, thorny underbrush. On reaching the ridge, bear left, walking towards the other side, where you will find a path in a grassy area dotted with rocks. The second option is to take a path that starts beside the highest hut, heading steeply up the rocky hillside and reaching the slope of Pienzu Peak, where it later joins up with the first option.

On reaching the mountain meadow, head towards the ridge on the right, leaving the huts on your left and continue along the path towards the pass. When you reach the pass, where you will see a lone yew above you, bear left and head for the other side, looking for the first alternative path.

Head up to the summit from here. Once at the top, this view of all the mountains in Asturias is one of the most impressive.

Below you to the north there are pastures and, in the distance, Arriondas and Cangas de Onís, as well as the Sueve and Cuera Ranges near the sea. To the east, El Cornión Massif rises up above the lush beech wood below Salón Crag. To the south, the deep valleys of Ponga and Arcenoriu, harbouring Peloño Forest, with Ten Crag rising above it. And to the west, Ponga Ridge with Maciédome, Tiatordos and Canto del Oso Peaks. The return trip is along the same path.