An opportunity to ride the Bulnes Funicular, hike in the truly magnificent Picos mountain splendour mostly downwards! Written for Walkingworld by Jim Arymar. Taking the half-hourly funicular up from Poncebos, we begin by making our way the short distance to the little hamlet of Bulnes. Surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery, we shall ascend to Bulnes Arriba or El Castillo and from this wonderful old place we shall make a steep descent to rejoin the track onto which we emerged from the funicular. Now we have the sheer wonder of the descent that follows the course of the plunging Rio Texu to where it meets the Rio Cares and from where the classic Cares Gorge hike begins. From here we can contemplate the Naranjo before a stunning descent through woods
Sotres - Vega de Urriello (Naranjo de Bulnes) - Sotres
Naranjo de Bulnes - Wikipedia
You can park your car on the side of the road at any point, but there is very limited spaces. Make sure to arrive early if you want to be able to park right next to the start of the hike. This is why I highly recommend getting an early start to avoid having to walk an additional 30 minutes on the side of the road to get to the start of the hike. We were lucky to find a parking spot right next to the hike, and started the hike by going down to the bridge and crossing the river.
Miradores del Naranjo de Bulnes en Picos de Europa
Altitude Profile 3, ft to 6, ft. These stars are calculated using the ratio of the track's length to the amount of trackpoints. In the case of long straight stretches with few trackpoints, for example following a road, this calculation can lead to a false result. Therefore, the automatic rating should serve only as a rough indication of quality.
This is one of our 2 road trips that go into the Asturian side of the Picos de Europa, the first national park created in Spain in , and the largest limestone formation in Atlantic Europe, with numerous peaks exceeding m. You can see the mythical summit of Naranjo de Bulnes m , as well as lakes, rivers, caves, gorges, without forgetting its fauna and flora. Arenas de Cabrales gives its name to the most famous blue cheese in Spain. Cheese lovers can visit the Cueva del Queso de Cabrales and its exhibition. In Poncebos you can park the car and take the funicular to Bulnes.