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Naranjo de Bulnes trekking tour in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

Naranjo de Bulnes trekking tour in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain
Naranjo de Bulnes trekking tour in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain
Naranjo de Bulnes trekking tour in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

Discover the Naranjo de Bulnes peak, one of the best-known climbing sites in Spain, in a 2-day hiking tour led by AEGM-UIMLA-certified guide Fran.

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Cantabrian Mountains

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




The Naranjo de Bulnes (2,519 m) – also known as Picu Urriellu – is a limestone peak located in the autonomous community of Asturias, in northern Spain. It is part of the Central Massif region of the Picos de Europa, a mountain range in the center of the Cantabrian Mountains (2,648 m) that lies within the Picos de Europa National Park.

Although it is not the highest peak in the Cantabrian Range, the Naranjo de Bulnes is one of the best-known summits in Spain. Many epic stories and myths have been written about this peak and, in particular, about its 550 meters-high vertical wall on its west face.

Our 2-day tour will depart from and return to Fuente De station in Cantabria or Pandebano in Asturias, to be agreed with the group. We will hike uphill to the Naranjo de Bulnes’ base, to a beautiful glacial valley called the Vega Urriellu, where we will spend the night.

Our trip’s total trekking distance will be 20 kilometers, with a total cumulative elevation gain of 1,800 meters.

Join this outing and discover a real legendary mountaineering spot in Spain. Send me your booking request now!

If you have some previous mountaineering experience and would like to climb to the summit of the Naranjo de Bulnes, check out the Naranjo de Bulnes south face ascent. If you are looking for other summer activities in the area, I recommend the 3-day sport climbing trip in the Cantabrian Mountains.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price also includes booking of accommodation. However, please note that the price does not include cost of accommodation, transfer to meeting point, any meals for participants and guide, nor cableway fee (if required).



Urriellu mountain refuge

More info

You need to bring: • Medium size backpack (30/40 liters) • 2 thermic T-shirts • Waterproof jacket • Fleece pullover • Mountain long pants • Trekking shoes • Sunglasses • Cap, beanie hat and gloves • Extra pair of socks • Sleeping bag • Water bottle and energy food • Personal first aid kit • Flashlight (with extra batteries)

Meeting point

Fuente De station (Cantabria) or Pandebano (Asturias), to be agreed with the group.

About the guide

AEGM-UIMLA Guide from Spain

I did my first steps as a mountaineer as a teenager in Madrid. But the desire to enjoy all the possibilities given by the mountains convinced me to move to Benasque valley, at the heart of the Pyrenees.

Along the years I did several winter and summer activities not only in the Pyrenees, but also in Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada, Sistema Central...

One of my passions is to travel and discover new places and cultures, so I did climbing trips to other European countries, USA, Canada, Morocco, India, Nepal, Kirguistán... This trips gave me a priceless experience that made me grow as a climber, and set the stone to my formation as professional mountain guide.

I now live in Cantabria, and usually guide both in summer and winter in the Cantabrian range.



What people are saying about Picos A Vista

Peter Makowski


July, 2023

My guide, Fran, was top-notch. Super friendly and really knew his stuff. He was fantastic at tailoring our climb based on my expectations and what I could handle and - he nailed it. Also, he communicated in English really well. On the second day we chatted away like old friends. I had an awesome time and would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a personalised climbing experience.

Steve Mcnicol


November, 2021

What a fantastic experience - the booking process, answering out questions and the expertise and good company of guide made this, our first ascent to the top of a mountain a wonderfully enjoyable trip. Thank you.


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