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Trekking in the Picos de Europa – Lakes of Covadonga, Puertos de Aliva (2 days)

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Join Cesar, an AEGM certified guide to discover the famous Lakes of Covadonga and Puertos de Aliva in the Picos de Europa! Explore the beautiful landscape of mountains, meadows and glacial lakes in Spain!


Cantabrian Mountains

2 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open to everyone



  • Discover the glacial lakes of Covadonga.
  • Witness vast stretches of meadows at Puertos de Aliva.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Picos de Europa.


I will take you on an amazing two-day trip to one of the most beautiful parts of the Picos de Europa! We’ll take incredibly scenic routes to the glacial Lakes of Covadonga and Puertos de Aliva and enjoy magnificent views as we trek the heavenly landscape of serene lakes, meadows and high mountains!

The Picos de Europa is a mountain range located in northern Spain and is a part of the Cantabrian Mountains.

On this 2-day trek, we’ll hike a terrain that is mostly flat and ideal for beginners.

On the first day, I will pick you up from the previously agreed spot and we’ll drive to the Lakes of Covadonga. We will see Vega de Carrasco, the flock of Belbín or the Vega de las Mantegas on the way.

We’ll enjoy nature in all its glory, taking short breaks whenever required, to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

You’ll be able to take in the fresh mountain air as we hike. And once we reach the Covadonga Lakes, you’ll be awe-struck by the stunning views of the two glacial lakes, surrounded by mountains.

We’ll begin the second day by driving to the starting point of the hike. It involves a walk from Collado de Pandébano to the Puertos de Aliva. The route is about 20kms and is easy to cover, like our previous route.

First, we’ll visit Las Vegas de Sotres, an ideal spot for shepherds and grazing cattle, located on the flat bottom of the valley. Here, you’ll be able to spot the old stone houses. Next, we’ll head to Puertos de Áliva.

You’ll be spellbound after seeing long stretches of meadows surrounded by soaring peaks at this peaceful spot!

Don’t miss this chance to visit the Asturias and live an authentic rural experience! Request to book now. Also, check out this 2-day trek in the Sierra de Cuera if interested in another adventure in Spain.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

*Minimum 5 people are required for this tour. Special prices for groups. Price Includes:

Transportation from the meeting point to the start of the route, Safety and first aid material,

Picnic meal (2 days), Accident insurance and Taxes.

Not included:

Travel to the meeting point, Accommodation, Beverages.


Day 1: Visit Lakes of Covadonga.

We’ll transport you to the Lakes of Covadonga in our vehicle. Visit Vega de Canrraso, the flock of Belbín or the Vega de las Mantegas.

It is an easy route, mostly we will pass through flat areas.

Involves 6-7 hours of hike.

Day 2: Hike to Puertos de Áliva

Transfer in our vehicle to the starting point of the activity. We will hike from Collado de Pandébano leads to the Ports of Áliva. This flat route is about 20 kms and is easy to walk on.

Visit Las Vegas de Sotres, an ideal place for cattle grazing. Next, we will continue to the Puertos de Áliva.

Involves 6-7 hours of hike.




Not Included in the price. However, I can provide additional information on nearby accommodation including hostels, rural houses, hotels, and mountain shelters.

More info

Trek duration: 10 AM to 6 PM (everyday, including breaks)

Please don't forget to bring: Warm Layered Clothing, Sturdy Mountain Shoes, Waterproof jacket, Abundant water, Snacks(fruit, chocolate, cookies or bars), Hat, Gloves (during winter).

Optional: Sunscreen, Canes, Binoculars and Camera.

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

Other gear: Warm Layered Clothing, Sturdy Mountain Shoes, Waterproof jacket, Abundant water, Snacks(fruit, chocolate, cookies or bars), Hat, Gloves (during winter). Optional: Sunscreen, Canes, Binoculars and Camera.

About the 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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