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Day hike to the top of Cabeza Ubena in the Sierra de Cuera, from Las Xareras

Day hike to the top of Cabeza Ubena in the Sierra de Cuera, from Las Xareras | undefined

Join Cesar, an AEGM certified guide on this idyllic hike to the top of Cabeza Ubena in the Sierra de Cuera! Discover several stables as you walk on the rustic cattle route in Spain!


Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

Mar - Nov




* Pass by several stables and hike in the company of goats, cows and sheep.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of the coast of Llanes and the Picos de Europa.

* Hike the second highest peak of the Cuera.


Join me on this amazing day hike to the top of Cabeza Ubena in the Sierra de Cuera! Enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged coastline of Llanes, the beautiful town of Cabrales and the majestic Picos de Europa!

On this unique hike, we’ll pass by charming cattle stables on the way. And what better way to experience an idyllic adventure than the company of goats, sheep, and cows all the way to the top!

We’ll begin our exciting adventure in the morning and head towards the starting point of the route. Starting from the town of Las Xareras, we’ll set on a cattle trail.

You don’t have to be a hiking expert to enjoy this trip. As long as you are used to a bit of walking, you’ll be fine. This is an easy route of 12 km with a gradual ascent of about 850 m.

Passing through a rustic route, we’ll continue until we reach the Collado Nava, a fascinating spot with several beautiful stables and herds of cattle!

From here, we’ll head on a rocky path leading to another livestock shelter. We’ll ascend gradually and as we rise, we’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the vast sea.

We’ll take short breaks whenever required to enjoy the captivating scenery. Finally, we’ll continue on the last stretch of the route to reach the top of Ubena. And once you reach, the view is exceptional!

It is awe-inspiring to see the craggy coastline of Llanes on the north and the majestic peaks Picos de Europa on the south!

So, don’t miss this outstanding experience to hike the second highest peak of the Cuera from Las Xareras. Request to book now! 

Looking for another adventure in Spain? Check out this 2-day trek to the Picos de Europa.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Minimum 4 people are required for this tour. Special prices for groups. Price Includes: Safety and first aid material, Picnic meal, Accident insurance, and Taxes. Not included: Travel to the meeting point, Accommodation, Beverages.


More info

Trek duration: 10 AM to 7 PM

Please don't forget to bring: Warm Layered Clothes, Sturdy Mountain Shoes, Hat, Gloves (in winter), Waterproof jacket, Abundant water, Snacks(fruit, chocolate, cookies or bars).

Meeting point

Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle



Warm Layered Clothing, Sturdy Mountain Shoes, Waterproof jacket, Abundant water, Snacks(fruit, chocolate, cookies or bars), Hat, Gloves (during winter). Optional: Sunscreen, Canes, Binoculars and Camera.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Cesar. I am an AEGM (Spanish Mountain Guides Association) certified guide. I have made my passion –the mountain and its wonderful environment- my way of life.

I want to show you outstanding and unknown place in East Asturias, guiding you through unique routes, activities and ecoexperiences. I would like you to discover the surroundings of the Sierra del Cuera, viewpoinst of Picos de Europa and the Balcon del Cantábrico.

Our activities will be carried out both in the Sierra del Cuera and Picos de Europa and suitable for everyone, especially for families with children and school groups, for its high cultural and ethnographic interest.

Just contact me and I will take you on a great tour in Asturias!



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