5-day trek in Picos de Europa, Spain

Join Hugo, AEGM certified guide, on this trekking tour across the Picos de Europa National Park. Discover this wonderful area of northern Spain with this 5-day program.




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Cantabrian Mountains

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Discover the best spots in the Picos de Europa National Park.

  • Contemplate beautiful landscapes and natural areas.


Join me for a complete circular tour in Picos de Europa, across the Central Massif, or Urrieles. Over this 5-day trekking itinerary, I will guide you across peaks, unique geography and deep contrasts. If you are looking for the perfect trekking tour this season, this might just be it!

For this program, I prepared an itinerary that will take us to some of the best highlights of the Picos de Europa National Park. This impressive biosphere reserve in northern Spain has a lot to offer.

To begin the program, I will meet you in Arenas de Cabrales, Asturias. The proper trekking itinerary will kick-off in Puente Poncebos and cross the Cares Valley. I will also guide you as we ascent the Urrieles via Cordiñales.

Other highlights of this tour are: Jermoso Col, Puertos de Avila and Vega de Urriello. Also, we will spend the nights at different hostels and mountain huts.

You can have a look at the detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

Finally, I will take groups of between 2 and 10 guests. I hope you join one of the groups soon!

Interested in this 5-day trek in Picos de Europa, Spain? Request your booking! Check out other trekking programs I guide regularly, like this 6-day trek in Val d’ Aran, this 9-day Hike in Ordesa National Park, Spain and this Hike along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast.

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Price per person

Group of 1
1758 EUR

Group of 2
879 EUR

Group of 3
640 EUR

Group of 4
500 EUR

Group of 5
500 EUR

Group of 6
500 EUR

Group of 7
500 EUR

Group of 8
500 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
 4 nights with half-board included (breakfast and dinner)


  • Day 1Meeting at Arenas de Cabrales
    • Meeting at Arenas de Cabrales
    • Briefing: introduction to the journey and review of the equipment
  • Day 2Puente Poncebos - Cares Route - Caín - Cordiñanes
    • Beginning of the trekking itinerary in the Cares Route
    • Trek from Puente Poncebos (218 m)
    • Trek to Caín (460 m)
    • Trek to Cordiñares (860 m)
    • Trekking distance: 13 km
    • Elevation: +600 m; – 100 m
    • Trekking time: 5 hours
  • Day 3Cordiñanes - Jermoso Col hut
    • Ascent to Jermoso Col through the Canal de Asotín
    • Trek by the Friero Tower (2,440 m)
    • Overnight at the Jermoso Col hut (2,067 m)
    • Trekking distance: 7 km
    • Elevation: +1,200 m; – 50 m
    • Trekking time: 5 hours
  • Day 4Jermoso Col hut - Hotel Refugio de Aliva
    • Trek towards Colladinas, Llagu Cimero, south of Madejuno Tiro Llagu, via Vega Liordes
    • Trek towards the southern Wall of Peña Olvidada and Peña Vieja
    • Overnight at Hotel Refugio de Aliva (1,666 m)
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Elevation: +700 m; – 800 m
    • Trekking time: 5 hours
  • Day 5Hotel Refugio de Aliva - Vega de Urriellu hut
    • Ascent to the Horcados Rojos
    • Trek to Vega Urriellu
    • Views of the the west and north face of the Naranjo de Bulnes
    • Potentially, we can pass through a more accessible col if there is snow in Horcajos Rojos
    • Overnight at the Vega de Urriellu hut (1,960 m)
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Elevation: +800 m; – 500 m
    • Trekking time: 5 hours
  • Day 6Vega de Urriellu hut - Bulnes - Puente Poncebos
    • Descent towards the village of Bulnes (647 m), either by foot or railway from Puente Poncebos (1,076 m)
    • End of program
    • Elevation: +50 m; – 1,300 m
    • Trekking time: 5 hours

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Arenas de Cabrales, Asturias, Spain


Hostels, hotels and mountain huts


About the Guide


I am a High Mountain Professional Guide and a Geology Graduate. I am also a member of the AEGM (Spanish Association of Mountains Guides).

I have wide experience developing and guiding trips. I practice different activities, like alpinism and skiing. But I never forgot cycling, my other big passion.

As CEO and Travel Guide of Muntania Outdoors, I enjoy sharing all of my experience and enthusiasm for exploring new destinations to create new trips for my guests.




What People are Saying about Hugo Cózar


This was a fantastic trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations! Our guide Alberto was amazing, as he was able to exactly pace our group as we needed. His experience and knowledge truly showed on this trip. I would highly recommend your company and Alberto as a guide to anyone wanting to see the Picos de Europa.
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