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Ruta del Cares

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A fantastic cliff-side run through the Rio Cares Gorge.


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6.5

Miles

10.4

KM

73%

Runnable

1,656' 505 m

High

957' 292 m

Low

2,448' 746 m

Up

1,934' 589 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

59%

Max Grade (31°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Cave · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Could be a little unnerving for those afraid of heights. There are tunnels built into the rock, bridges, and some narrow parts to the path. Although, overall, it is well-maintained and frequently used.

Description

A wonderful run in the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park in Spain. The trail follows the river, mostly up high (it has its ups and downs). The run links the small mountain towns of Poncebos and Cain de Valdeon. It is a relatively long run, so either be prepared to run back from where you started, or pay for a taxi to drive you around to the other side.

Flora & Fauna

Goats!

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Trekking along
Jul 11, 2018 near Carreña, ES
Completing the hike in the town of Cain de Valdeon
Jul 11, 2018 near Posada…, ES
A view through The Cares Gorge
Jul 11, 2018 near Carreña, ES
Old stone house alonge the Cares route
Jul 11, 2018 near Carreña, ES
Another common view while on the trail!
Jul 11, 2018 near Carreña, ES
Footbridge over the Cares river
Jul 11, 2018 near Posada…, ES

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