Trekking in Peña Ubiña Natural Park

The Macizo de Peña Ubiña , is a small mountain massif of singular beauty, which is located in the center of the Cantabrian Mountains, straddling the Asturian councils of Lena, Teverga and Quirós, and the Leonese region of Babia. Some authors of the XIX century called it the Agüeria massif. In the massif 58 summits of more than 2000 m are located , such as Peña Ubiña (2411 m), which gives its name to the massif, or Peña Rueda (2155 m), an imposing pyramid-shaped limestone mass. In Ubiña the highest heights of the Cantabrian mountain range are reached outside the Picos de Europa and its area of ​​influence.

The Asturian area of ​​the massif constitutes the Peña Ubiña-La Mesa Natural Park, which has been a Unesco biosphere reserve since July 11, 2012. The abundant forests are dominated by beech, oak and birch, and high mountain vegetation . In the area of ​​the Puertos de Agüeria is the largest holly forest in Asturias . The fauna of the Cantabrian coast is present in the Ubiñas massif: Deer, Wild boar, Wolf, Deer, Rebeco, Roe deer, Nutria, Grouse and Brown Bear .

 

For four days, we will visit this beautiful Massif and its most important and unique corners, reaching the summit that gives it its name and that gives us one of the most beautiful views of the Cantabrian Mountains.

Program:

Meeting point: Parking of the town of Tuiza from above. Duration: 4 days.

Day 1: On our first day of trekking, we will depart from the town of Tuiza de Arriba (1,230m), to ascend to the Refugio del Meicín (1,549m), located in the center of the beautiful circus that forms the highest peaks of the massif. From the refuge, we will ascend to Peña Cerreos (2,104m) from where we have good views of Peña Ubiña, whose ascent we will carry out the next day, Peña Ubiña Pequena, the circus where the refuge is located and much of the massif. Descent along the same itinerary.

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Day 2: Ascent to Peña Ubiña (2,417m). From the Meicín refuge , we will go up to the top of Terreros, and from there, head to the beginning of the normal route of ascent to Peña Ubiña , with exceptional views. Return by the same route of ascent.

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Day 3: Starting from the Meicín Refuge, we head towards the town of Tuiza above , from where we will make a beautiful circular route, heading towards the Llegu , a beautiful Lake located on a privileged balcony over the Ports of Agüeria and an excellent viewpoint towards Peña Rueda . We will close the route, going up towards the Bocarón pass , to go down directly to Tuiza from above, from where we will return to the Meicín refuge, to enjoy our last night.

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Day 4: On our last day, we will go to the town of Lindes (930m), to make the ascent to Peña Rueda (2,155m). The return will be made through the Ports of Agüeria , in order to make a beautiful circular route, ending again in the town of Lindes, the end of our trek.

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It includes:

  • Mountain Guide Service titled and with AEGM-UIMLA accreditation.

  • Three nights of accommodation at the Meicín refuge.

  • Three half pensions (dinner + breakfast) in the Meicín refuge.

  • Map 1: 25,000 of the Ubiñas Massif.

  • Collective security material.

  • Accident and RC insurance .

 

Does not include:

  • Transport.

  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

 

Notes:

  • In the refuge you can buy a picnic for each day, avoiding carrying weight.

  • There are blankets in the shelter. With carrying a summer sleeping bag or a sheet sleeping bag, it is enough.

  • The route may be altered depending on weather conditions, availability at the refuge and / or other types of circumstances, always thinking about the safety of the group.

 

Price: € 380 * (VAT included). * Price per person

Group of 4 to 8 people

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