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Peña Ubiña Natural Park guided trek, 4 days

Join Ruben, an AEGM certified guide, on this wonderful adventure in the Peña Ubiña-La Mesa Natural Park. Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Spain with him.

Mountain RangeCantabrian Mountains
Duration4 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Peña Ubiña-La Mesa Natural Park is a magical land full with valleys and mountains. So let me guide you on this 4 days trek through this place full of beautiful surprises and incomparable views.

The park is located in the asturian territories of Teverga, Quirós and Lena. Because of its ecological importance, Unesco declared it a biosphere reserve. Forests brimming with beech, birch, holly, oak and high mountain flora cover this terrain.

Alongside with the delightful vegetation we’ll encounter, there are many curious residents we might see in our paths. So, we should keep our eyes open in case we spot a deer, wild boar, chamois, roe deer, grouse or an otter. And, if we are really lucky, we might even see a wolf or a brown bear.

The Peña Ubiña Massif lies within the park, in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountains. It is famous because of the 58 peaks of over 2,000 meters that inhabit this land. Within them, the Peña Ubiña (2,411 m) and Peña Rueda (2,155) stand out. Peña Ubiña gives its name to the Massif for its impressive beauty and height. And Peña Rueda has a beautiful limestone pyramid shape, that makes it unique.

Due to its many peaks, the Peña Ubiña Massif, is one of the most interesting places to trek in Europe. Moreover, you will find here a huge range of altitudes in its different zones. And let’s not forget all the creatures and vegetation we’ll see along the way!

Four days might just be enough to unveil all the beauty this place guards. My goal is that you get to see most of this fantastic place. So send me a message, and let’s discover together all the dazzling spots hiding in this wonderful land.

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Mountain huts


Please note the route can change depending on weather conditions, availability in shelters and/or other unexpected circumstances. My main goal is the safety of the group.

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There will be blankets available in the shelter. A thin lead sheet sack or a thin sleeping bag is enough for this trip.

Meeting point

Tuiza de arriba village parking.




Day 1: Peña Cerreos

We’ll depart from Tuiza de arriba, a charming town at 1,230 meters. Then we’ll head to the Meicin shelter (1.549m). Due to its excellent location, right in the center of the circus formed by the highest peaks in the massif, I’ve chosen this shelter.  After reaching the hut, I will take you to the summit of Peña Cerreos (2,104m). From there, you’ll have fantastic views of Peña Ubiña and it’s a great place to take the best photos. The total distance of this trek will be of 8 kilometers.

Day 2: Peña Ubiña Peak

We will begin our day at the Meicin shelter, from where we’ll head to the Terreros hill. Then, I’ll guide you to the top of the Peña Ubiña peak, another great spot for pictures and mesmerizing views. Today, the walk will be 7 kilometers.

Day 3: Tuiza-Bocaron circular route

Departing from the Meicin shelter, we will go to the town of Tuiza de arriba. There we will begin a wonderful circular route. We’ll pass by a stunning lake in a balcony on Puertos de Agueria. Then, to finish our route we will climb the Bocaron pass, that will take us back to Tuiza. Finally, we’ll arrive to our shelter to spend the night and recover for next day’s adventures. The total trek will be of 16 kilometers

Day 4: Peña Rueda

Finally, we’ll spend our last day trekking through some of the most beautiful parts of the route. We will head to the town of Lindes (930m). Then, I’ll take you to the summit of Peña Rueda (2.155m). After that, we will cross the Puertos de Agueria, to complete anotehr circular route that will take us back to Lindes. By the end of the day we would have walked 15 kilometers.

About the guide

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Hello!! My name is Rubén Cuesta Valparís and I am a Mountain Guide with official certification and AEGM-UIMLA accreditation (Member Number 913). I have extensive experience in mountain ranges around the world, from the Picos de Europa, my base and school, through the Pyrenees, the Alps, Patagonia, the Himalayas.

I love mountains and nature in general and from my experience and supported by my training, I like to enjoy them and make my clients enjoy them as much as I do, giving them the security they need to perform the activity they want, interpreting the landscape , flora, fauna, ethnography, and promoting respect for nature and the environment where activities take place. I speak Spanish and English.

From my company, Picos Outdoor, we organize activities of hiking, trekking, mountaineering, orientation, etc. and we offer introductory and specialization training courses (can be for groups and individuals) related to all the above.

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Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 397 each

Group of 5

EUR 397 each

Group of 6

EUR 397 each

Group of 7

EUR 397 each

Group of 8

EUR 397 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Personal Insurance

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Groups of 4 to 8 people. The price includes alongside with the guide fee, four nights accommodation in Meicin's shelter, four full-board (dinner + breakfast + picnic) in Meicin's shelter, map 1: 25,000 Peña Ubiña Massif, collective safety equipment, accident insurance. -- The price doesn’t include: transportation, any other item not mentioned as included.

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