The trek goes along the partial Nature Reserve of the Cuetu d’Arbas. With its 2.002 metres high, it is one of the most popular climbs of the region. In spite of its high it is not a difficult path.
The trek starts in El Puerto Leitariegos, the higgest village of Asturias located at 1.550 m. During the climb you could enjoy impressive views of the glacier valley that spread across the mountain. In the valley there are a lot of cirques and glacier basins that were transformed into lakes, as the Arbas Lake that is the biggest of the region. This place, full of small peat bogs and moraines, is oe of the best examples of glacier sculpting on the western of Asturias.
To culminate, on the top of the mountain you could enjoy the best panoramic view over the Naviego valley and all the peaks between Degaña, Cangas del Narcea and Somiedo.
Origin: El Puertu
Duration: 1 h. 45 min.
Distance: 3,82 km
Ascent gradient: 518 m.
DON’T MISS ...
Arbas’ Lake, with another one lake on a higher level, is the best example of a glacier lake. In summer, refreshing in its water could be a great experience.
DO YOU KNOW THAT…?
On the top of the Cuetu d’Arbas, more than 2.000 m high, there is a triangulation station, and from there, the Pico Fraile, the Cabril Sierra and the Pico Cornón are visible, and even at cloudless days, is possible to see the Ubiñas massif.