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Ruta de la Reconquista (GR-202), 4-day trek in the Picos de Europa

Ruta de la Reconquista (GR-202), 4-day trek in the Picos de Europa | undefined

Hike through the Ruta de la Reconquista with Cesar, an AEGM certified guide. Explore this historical route along the GR-202, discover mesmerizing roads, glaciers, valleys and the best views of the Picos de Europa.


4 Days

Mar - Sep




* Trek across the Ruta de la Reconquista, on the GR-202.

* Learn about its historical significance.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of the Picos de Europa.

* Visit the lovely town of Bulnes, along with many other incredible sights.


This isn’t a regular trek. As we explore the Ruta de la Reconquista, we will discover some of the most beautiful areas in the Picos de Europa mountain range. On this 4-days hiking adventure we’ll learn about the cultural and historical significance of this route, that goes along the GR-202.

The road we’ll take guards important historical sights, from when the Visigoths controlled the Iberian Peninsula, with its capital in Toledo. The route keeps remains of the bereberes troops after the Covadonga battle, along with spectacular valleys, glaciers, paths, canals and shepherds folds. Some highlights include the Vegas de Sotres y Ávila glacier, the Cable de Fuente Dé viewpoint and the Hermida cliff.

Our route consists in four stages that go through the three massifs of Picos de Europa, staying in charming refuges and hotels and the end of each stage.

Furthermore, I’ve designed this itinerary to keep it comfortable and accessible. Thus, participants won’t have to carry heavy bags. Exquisite meals will be served for us every day, and we’ll stay in places with all the amenities necessary. All you have to worry about is enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of Picos de Europa, as you trek across them.

We’ll begin at one of the most important grasslands in Picos de Europa. Then, we’ll head towards Cornión, the western massif. Upon arrival, we’ll trek to the central massif, hiking through the Texu canal to reach the town of Bulnes. Up until 2001 that a telepheric was built, the channel was the only connection to the town. Due to its isolation, it is one of Europe’s most interesting villages to visit.

If you want to come with me on this adventure, all you have to do is send me a request. It would be my pleasure to guide you on this incredible trip.

I also guide this Half-day Hike to the Lakes of Covadonga, if you want a shorter trip.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

Price details

Minimum 4, maximum 12 participants per trip. On top of the guide fee the price includes: insurance, breakfast, lunch and dinner, accommodation, transportation, taxes. The price does not include: clothes or shoes for the activity, the picnic during the first stage, beverages.

Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Sarpe Oreña Spain
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Hotel Las Rocas Oreña Spain
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Hotel Miramar San Vicente de la Barquera Spain
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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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