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Sajambre and Valdeón 2-day trek, Picos de Europa

Sajambre and Valdeón

Trek through one of the most beautiful parts in the Picos de Europa National Park.. Explore with, Ruben, an AEGM certified guide, Sajambre and Valdeón on this 2 day trip.

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Cantabrian Mountains

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




Sajambre and Valdeón are two charming municipalities in the Leon county in Spain. They are one of the most stunning areas of the Picos de Europa National Park.

However, they are not as know as other parts. Thus, walking through them is a more intimate experience since they are less crowded than other places.

Sajambre is a wonderful place brimming with dense and enchanting forests. But, it also has some of the best views of the peaks around it.

Valdeón on the other hand has also many dazzling woods. Nonetheless the mountainous terrain covers most of its territory, as it is the door to important mountains like the Western and Central Massif of the Park.

On this wonderful adventure, we’ll reach the summit of Jario Peak, a privileged viewpoint in the Cantabrian Mountains. We’ll also have the opportunity to see many amazing species. Some of the trees that inhabit this place are the oak and beech. But we’ll find ash, holly, haze, lime, yew, birch, steal and chestnut trees too.

Moreover, we’ll run into curious creatures all across our hike. The most iconic animal from the Cantabrian Mountains we might see is the brown bear. We may also come across chamois, wild boar, or deer. Also, we could spot wolves, a marten, wild cat, genet, otter, ermine, badger or a fox. Additionally, there are many birds abundant in this region. So we could see a griffon vulture, egyptian vulture, ravens, crows, sparrows or choughs. We may even spot a royal eagle or a peregrine falcon.

Finally, the place I’ve chose to lodge, the Vegabaño shelter, is one of the best and most hospitable shelters in Picos de Europa

So search no more and send me a request. I promise it will be an amazing adventure! Do you want a different adventure? Check this Toubkal ascent and 8-day trekking in the Sahara trip.


Day 1: Soto de Sajambre village – Jario Peak ascent– Vegabaño hut.

We’ll begin our adventure at Soto de Sajambre (900m), one of the most beautiful mountains in the Picos de Europa Park. Then we’ll head into the forest until we reach Los Porros viewpoint. After that, I’ll take you to the town of Oseja de Sajambre. And later that day, we’ll climb  Jario Peak (1,912m). for the best views of the region. Amongst many of the places you’ll get to admire from this Peal, are the Western and Central Massif and the Peña Santa de Castilla. Finally, we’ll end our day’s adventure heading to the Vegabaño Shelter where a delicious dinner and a good night sleep await you.

Day 2: Vegabaño – Soto de Sajambre.

This day will begin hiking towards Dobres Pass, where you’ll get to see the Valdeón Valley. Then we will head to the Abedular hill until we reach the Frade Pass. After that we’ll descend to the forest and head to Roblón de Cuesta Fria. Also, we’ll will hike through forests, meadows and small rivers, that will make our trek seemed to be out of a postcard. And we will end our day walking back to Soto de Sajambre.




Vegabaño shelter

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

Soto de Sajambre Parking village.

About the guide

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.






Picos de Europa, Asturias, Spain

What people are saying about Ruben Cuesta Valparis

Austin Wood


August, 2020

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!

Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 258 Each

Group of 5

EUR 258 Each

Group of 6

EUR 258 Each

Group of 7

EUR 258 Each

Group of 8

EUR 258 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes: the guide fee, one night at the Vegabaño Hut, one full-board (dinner + breakfast + picnic) at the Vegabaño Hut, collective security material and accident insurance. Price doesn’t include: transportation, any other item not mentioned as included.



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