Walk to the upper end of the village following the concrete lanes,
all the time left uphill. When the houses end (3min) (865 m), continue
along a narrower concrete way still left uphill. In a few minutes the
concrete way turns into a
track (5min) (890 m).
You can see the
through the trees.
Stay on the main track, ignoring all side tracks. When the
forks (21min) (1015 m), go left. You ascend through an
oak forest to a
clearing (30min) (1115 m), where you see the
hills of Avenas
in front and somewhat later the rockwall of
Peña Oviedo on
your right. Later the track enters the forest again.
At a junction with signposts (47min) (1290 m), you turn
right for Mogrovejo. Soon a spledid view opens up over the
valley of Valdebaró
Cantabrian Mountains with
Coriscau as the
highest top on your right.
Further on, the track reveals the
rugged peaks of Picos de Europa on your left. From this point (52min) (1285 m) a grassy trail
branches off towards the top of Peña Oviedo on your right. The trail
turns into a path (55min) (1290 m), that takes you in a couple of
minutes to the top (58min) (1310 m).
Although the views from the track were great, it is definitely worth
of climbing to the top of Peña Oviedo.
Down below spreads out a vast grassland with grazing herds of cattle and
horses. Behind it
stretches out the
of Picos de Europa. In the east, the
valleys of Liébana
extend all the way to Peña Sagra. In the south rises the Peña Prieta and
in the west El Coriscau on the background of the valley
Return along the track back to the signposts (1h09min), and continue
straight ahead, following the sign for Áliva. From the gently ascending
track, you enjoy fine views to the valley on your left, before entering
the grasslands, where heards of cows and horses are grazing. The
of the eastern massif of Picos de Europa line the right flank of the
route. You go through an iron gate (1h30min) (1390 m) still uphill to
the top of the hill (1h45min) (1470 m). Ahead rise the
central massif of
Picos de Europa.
The track slopes down to signposts (1h55min) (1450 m). Follow the
sign for Pembes to the left. If you look down by the signposts, you see
the red roofed
Igüedri at the foot of
track snakes its way downhill revealing
Cogollos, before tall
oaks and beech trees start to line it (2h05min) (1325 m). After passing some stone
cottages, you enter the cottages of
Vado las Aguas (2h33min) (1035 m). Below, you see
the rolling pastures. At the other end of the cottages, you go through a gate.
Further down, the track turns into a concrete road (2h38min) (1005 m).
Once you reach Pembes (2h51min) (875 m), walk along the main lane
downhill. It bends left and comes to the
church at the beginning of an
asphalt road (2h57min) (840 m). Do not start to follow the asphalt road,
but branch off left along the church wall after passing the church. This
old, already grassy village
road takes you cross the meadows, over a
brook to a fork (3h07min) (835 m), where you go left uphill. The track
becomes narrower and turns then into a
path (3h14min) ((865 m), which
goes along the slope between oaks to the top of the hill (3h19min) ((895 m). From
the top it bends left and comes to a narrow track (3h23min) ((905 m).
Turn right. Soon you encounter an antenna, where the track forks. Go
The track slopes down to the familiar wide track (3h28min) ((900 m).
Turn right and return to the village entrance (3h35min).