Along this route you find characters of the Asturian mythology.
Take the narrow asphalt road (60 m) across the
river. After the bridge you ignore the road
branching off left. In a minute you meet two wooden sculptures, the
"Reunión de Trasgos" (gathering of elfs)
and the "Jugador de Bolos" (ball player). After passing them you turn
right towards Los Callejos. When you encounter an information panel on
the route (3min) (60 m) turn left on a track.
The river San Miguel flows on your right. The track leads to a fork
(7min) (60 m), where you go left. After crossing an asphalt road, the
track ascends to the tiny village of Gomezán (25min) (125 m), where you meet "Sumiciu",
the spirit of lost things, and enjoy a lovely view over the valley of
Ardisan and to one of the
of Sierra de Peña
Continue on the track, which bends left and turns into a
(140 m). You walk through a beautiful forest to
little village (46min) (205 m), where the "Hombre del Saco" welcomes
you. Go left at this crossroads. In a minute a wooden pole guides you to
the right. Follow the path to a road and turn left. Soon you come to an
asphalt road and turn right (50 min) (190 m). Ignore the first track to
the left, but take the second one with wooden pole (56min) (190 m).
Before long another wooden pole guides you left again (59min) (190 m).
The track turns into a path, along which lurks the "Pataricu", a goblin
who eats up children (1h06min) (210 m). The path becomes a track. You
are lucky to take unawares the "Diañu Burlón", who can appear in
different shapes (1h11min) (225 m).
The track descends to Villanueva, where you meet "Nuberu", the lord
of rain and winds (1h14min) (210 m). Go right at the crossroads. When
you reach an asphalt road, turn left. By the
church the road turns into
a track, that comes to an asphalt
road (1h20min) (185 m). Follow the
sign for Palacia to the left and later the sign Ardisana to the left
(1h25min) (185 m).
You walk straight to the village without paying attention to the
road, which branches off right. Walk through the village keeping right.
On the skirts of the village you encounter the "Cuélebre"
(1h33min) (185 m),
the guardian of treasures and princesses. When you
come to an asphalt road (1h35min) (185 m), turn right. Later you follow
a wooden pole to the left (1h39min) (185 m) and after that to the right
to a path. By the
path crouches "Llavandera" (1h44min) (155 m), who
forebode bad news.
You pass a
cross and "Busgosu",
who guards the forests (1h50min) (135
m). You reach Ricaliente by "Manona", a hand that urges you to show
respect for the nature (1h57min) (95 m). Turn right at this crossroads
and return along the road lined by
pastures back to Puentenuevo