Start from the panel (5 m) by going uphill towards "Faro", not
towards the Santuario. You walk along the "Carretera de el Faro". The
street takes you to the light house of San Vicente (5min) (35 m). Pass
the light house and branch off right. Almost immediately you turn left
to a track (7min) (45 m). The track comes to an asphalt road (10min)
(45 m), which you follow to the right. In a minute, you encounter two
forks. At both of them you go right. The second one has a sign for
By the house of "Posada Punta Liñera"
you follow the sign for "Acantilados" and the white-yellow waymark to
the right (15min) (55 m). The
track leads to a gate (18min) (50 m). Do
not go through it, but take the
path that starts from the left side of
the gate. This path joins a track by the house of "Hospedaje el Somante"
(22min) (75 m). When you come to the recreation area of "La Guía"
(23min) (85 m), a white-yellow waymark guides
you to the right. In a minute, the track comes to a gate.
After going through it, you follow the sign for "Acantilados" to a
that runs downhill by a fence. You go through another gate (27min)
(40 m), before a sign for "Acantilados, La Regatona" points to the left
(31min) (10 m).
The path leads you to the
cliffs with fine views to the Cantabrian
sea and the
rocky coast. Later you ascend to higher cliffs and
encounter a sign for "Cueva del Cúlebre"
(50min) (45 m). Follow it to the left away from the seashore. In front
of you rise the peaks of Picos de Europa. After passing the
the cave (56min) (40 m) the path takes you back to the
(45 m). Soon you see the village of Prellezo surrounded by green
pastures and the
Sierra de Jerra
on the background.
When you meet a
cove stretching out a long way to inland (1h11min)
(55 m), take the path that runs on its edge to the left. The
descends through a fence to the
beach of Fuentes (1h19min) (15 m),
where you find a narrow asphalt road. Lined by
pastures the road gains
altitude. When you see a small
bond on your left, be careful that you
take the track to the left (1h29min) (80 m). At the fork (1h34min) (65 m) you go right. Also at the next fork (1h36min) (55 m) you keep right
following the main track that bends sharp right.
You come to an asphalt road (1h43min) (75 m) and turn left. When the
road bends left, you continue straight ahead to a narrower asphalt road
(1h47min) (70 m). At the crossroads (1h52min) (65 m), you go straight
ahead. Soon after that, you keep right staying on the asphalt road
(1h55min) (60 m). At the next forks, go right heading towards the shore
in front of you. The road comes to the bridge of Barquera
(2h03min) (10 m). Continue to the left, back to the
beginning of the route (2h10min).