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Mount Camba Trail
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Mount Camba Trail (Eastern Asturias)
14 kms
On foot 4 h. 30 min.
Difficulty
Access

The trail is accessed via the AS-114 Cangas de Onis-Arenas de Cabrales (Las Arenas) road. Once in Arenas de Cabrales, take the AS-264 towards Poncebos and then the CA-1 to Tielve, where the route begins.

Layout of the route

A moderately difficult circular trail through beautiful countryside in the borough of Cabrales

Summary Mount Camba Trail

The trail begins in Tielve (Cabrales), heading up the track the locals use to get to the high mountain meadows where their cattle graze. The beginning is tough, constituting a hard climb up to La Puerta Pass in Valfrío (998 m). You will reach Majada de Valfrío mountain meadow, which offers spectacular views of the central massif and, of course, of the peak alternately known as Picu Urriellu and Naranjo de Bulnes. So it is a good idea to do this route on a clear day, as it loses much of its interest if it is cloudy. At the end of the high mountain meadow, the trail turns right, separating here from the Carao Trail. Continue along the path to Majada de Tobaos mountain meadow.

This highlandpasture offers a spectacular view of the Urriellu Peak and Castil Crag.

The trail leads on from there until reaching a path that runs to a small stream. Continue skirting Campo de Cimbraña. Further on you will come to Cimbraña Stream. After crossing the stream, bear right. The trail begins to run through a small valley with woods of small hazel trees.

Continue on until the valley narrows, enjoying the views of the spectacular beech forest on Mount Camba and of Mount Cárobo on the left. The trail then continues along a flat stretch and, after crossing Llanu El Fresnu, leads towards Cuetón de Arriba, a large block of limestone. To the left you will see Carabu Cave, where Cabrales cheese used to be cured. It is now sealed off by a door. On the right you will see a path (not recommended), which leads to La Caballar.

You will now come across huts next to the road. From here you can see spectacular views of Las Moñetas, Castil Crag and Vieja Crag in the central massif of the Picos de Europa.

Cross the road to Tresviso and take the path closest to the road, which leads to Sotres. There the trail continues to the church, where you then take the path that once led to Tielve, also known as "Senda de Indias".

Continue along this downhill path to join up with the road. About two kilometres further on you get back to Tielve, where the route ends.

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Description Tielve - Campo

The trail begins in Tielve (Cabrales), heading up the track the locals use to get to the high mountain meadows where their cattle graze. The beginning is tough, constituting a hard climb up to La Puerta Pass in Valfrío (998 m). You will reach Majada de Valfrío mountain meadow, which offers spectacular views of the central massif and, of course, of the peak alternately known as Picu Urriellu and Naranjo de Bulnes. So it is a good idea to do this route on a clear day, as it loses much of its interest if it is cloudy. At the end of the high mountain meadow, the trail turns right, separating here from the Carao Trail. Continue along the path to Majada de Tobaos mountain meadow.

This highlandpasture offers a spectacular view of the Urriellu Peak and Castil Crag.

The trail leads on from there until reaching a path that runs to a small stream. Continue skirting Campo de Cimbraña. Further on you will come to Cimbraña Stream. After crossing the stream, bear right. The trail begins to run through a small valley with woods of small hazel trees.

Continue on until the valley narrows, enjoying the views of the spectacular beech forest on Mount Camba and of Mount Cárobo on the left. The trail then continues along a flat stretch and, after crossing Llanu El Fresnu, leads towards Cuetón de Arriba, a large block of limestone. To the left you will see Carabu Cave, where Cabrales cheese used to be cured. It is now sealed off by a door. On the right you will see a path (not recommended), which leads to La Caballar.

You will now come across huts next to the road. From here you can see spectacular views of Las Moñetas, Castil Crag and Vieja Crag in the central massif of the Picos de Europa.

Cross the road to Tresviso and take the path closest to the road, which leads to Sotres. There the trail continues to the church, where you then take the path that once led to Tielve, also known as "Senda de Indias".

Continue along this downhill path to join up with the road. About two kilometres further on you get back to Tielve, where the route ends.