Ponga Natural Park
Next to the Picos de Europa and hidden in the Cantabrian mountains the council with the least population density in Asturias is located. Here, the gorges and steep slopes give shelter to small and picturesque villages where important ethnographic and architectural manifestations (residences and granaries) are still preserved. This is the kingdom of the forest and its inhabitants: beech and oak groves carpet this corner of the Asturian geography where capercaillie and Pyrenean desmans, wolves and deer live, and the brown bear roams. Even so, it is its majestic rural landscape what, rich in identity, attract the interest of the visitor and guarantee a unique experience in the most authentic and least visited Asturias.
The route allows us to access the natural park from the Beyos gorge where, if the road conditions allow it and we are determined to enjoy strong sensations, we will access the town of Casielles or Viboli, hanging from the calcareous walls of these mountains.
Our visit continues towards the interior of the park until we reach the Les Bedules viewpoint from where we can observe (if the weather conditions allow it) a splendid panoramic view over the western massif of the Picos de Europa and the Ponga river valley. After enjoying the wonderful landscapes we move down the valley until we reach the town of Sobrefoz to complete a short walk through this picturesque town before eating (meal not included) and continue to Sellaño to finish our excursion.
INCLUDES: Official guide authorized by the Principality of Asturias and interpreter of the historical, artistic and landscape heritage, and transportation.
WE SUGGEST: Comfortable shoes, hat or cap, sunscreen, raincoat, change of clothes and food are recommended.
DEPARTURE TIME: 09:00
DURATION: 8 hours (aprox.)
SEASON: All year round