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Vindio Ring Trek through Picos de Europa, Spain

Vindio Ring Trek
Trek Picos de Europa, Spain

Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking beauty and rich history of the Picos de Europa National Park as you embark on a guided journey with certified guide Luis.

Group

Cantabrian Mountains

4 Days

Jul - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

Traverse the Western Massif of the Picos de Europa National Park.

Follow the trail of the Cantabrian tribe who sought refuge in these very mountains.

Conquer high mountain passes with panoramic views

Description

Join us on an extraordinary journey through the Western Massif of the Picos de Europa National Park, where the historic Vindio Ring beckons you.

Prepare to be awestruck by magnificent mountains and delve into the region's fascinating history. The Vindio Ring takes its name from the Vindio mountains, home to the last Cantabrian tribe that fought against the Roman troops. This tribe, known as the vadinienses, sought refuge in the mountains of the Cantabrian Mountains, now known as the Picos de Europa.

The Picos de Europa Ring has 3 modalities, the first of which is known as the Vindio Ring, which covers the Western Massif, the second the Ring that also covers the Central Massif apart from the Western Massif, and finally the Ring 3 Massifs that takes place in the three massifs, western, central and eastern.

After introductions and gear checks, you'll set off on your first hike, gradually ascending into the heart of the Western Massif. Lush valleys and verdant meadows will give way to dramatic mountain vistas as you gain elevation.

Trek across high mountain passes, offering panoramic vistas of the entire Western Massif. You might encounter snowfields and scree slopes, requiring careful navigation. I will accompany you throughout your journey, ensuring your safety and enriching your experience with fascinating insights into the region's history, geology, flora, and fauna.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the Picos de Europa National Park and discover the captivating history of the Vindio Ring.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Trek from Posada de Valdeón to Refugio de Vegabaño

Posada de Valdeón – Puertos de Dobres – Refugio de Vegabaño

Day 2: Trek to Refugio Vegarredonda

Refugio de Vegabaño – Canal del Perro – Vega Huerta – Jou Las Pozas – Refugio Vegarredonda

Day 3: Reach Refugio Vega de Ario

Refugio Vegarredonda – Refugio Vega de Ario

Day 4: Return Posada de Valdeón

Refugio Vega de Ario – Canal de Trea – Caín – Posada de Valdeón

 

Equipment you will need to bring

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT - Backpack with enough capacity to carry all the equipment for 4 days. - Boots or mountain shoes that have been used before. Do not use new shoes on the day of the activity. - Appropriate mountain clothing. - Personal toiletries. - Documentation. - Walking sticks are recommended.


About the guide

Guide profile image

Luis

Mountain Leader

I am in love with nature and the mountains, that is why I live in the heart of the Montaña Palentina, the place of my family's ancestors.

I started enjoying the mountain in a personal way to later dedicate myself professionally to guide and carry out activities in the natural environment.

I do my activities mainly in the Palencia Mountains and the Picos de Europa.

Join me in my activities and let me show you my favorite places!

Languages

Spanish | French

Certificates

AEGM


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