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Peña Ubiña Natural Park guided trek, 4 days

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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.

Cantabrian Mountains

4 Days





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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Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

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.


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: Picu Fariñentu

Leaving the Meicín Refuge, we head towards the village of Tuiza de arriba, from where we will follow a beautiful circular route, heading towards the Llegu, a beautiful lake located on a privileged balcony over the Puertos de Agüeria and an excellent viewpoint towards Peña Rueda. We will close the route, going up towards the Bocarón pass, reaching the summit of Picu Fariñentu to go straight down to Tuiza de arriba, from where we will return to the Meicín Refuge, to enjoy a fantastic meal and a well-deserved rest.

Day 3: 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 4: Peña Ubiña Pequeña

On our last day, we will climb again to Alto Terreros to go to Peña Ubiña Pequeña (2.189m), which is no easier than the big one because it is smaller. After reaching this fantastic summit, we will leave through the Riotuerto passes towards the Axeite passes, from where we will descend through a beautiful valley to Tuiza de Arriba, the end of our trekking.



More info

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.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

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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What people are saying about Ruben



Excellent mountain hiker. Not a good guide. Leaving little to no time for stops and rest and provided no help when things turned bad in the 3dr day of the hike



From the beginning to the end, Ruben and the Explore-Share team were fantastic. Ruben made the 4 day hike enjoyable, educational, and overall a ton of fun. He was super knowledgeable and even during the toughest part of the hikes, we felt incredibly safe. Very thankful for finding explore-share and I'll definitely use them again. I also would be sure to recommend Ruben to anyone looking to hike the Picos!

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