Ruta del Cares, Poncebos

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Explore what's considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Spain at Ruta del Cares, a narrow path through the Cantabrian Mountains surrounded by vegetation and cliffs. The pathway leads through tunnels, over footbridges, and along the river. Despite its length, the hike's mostly flat terrain makes it fairly easy. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and take plenty of water. If you can, build in time to stop at one of the mountain villages and try the local food. A couple local favorites include fabada--sausage and bean casserole--and the pote asturiano, the regional stew. Put Ruta del Cares into our Poncebos online travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Poncebos.
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  • This is a 12 kilometer walk from Poncebos to Cain on a well kept path. It is also very popular and can be busy at times. It is not too hard but expect to walk uphill for a bit from Poncebos. The path....  more »
  • It is possible to start the walk from either Poncebos or Cain. For those who are uncomfortable completing the full 12km each way, I would recommend starting at Cain. The path is easier (relatively.....  more »

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