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Potes - Monte Arabedes - Potes

Potes - Monte Arabedes - Potes





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How to get there: Driving on the N-621 through Potes turn on a road that starts by the church. Behind the church, opposite the health center you find a large parking place. (Roadmap)

Distance: 1h47min/6km

Start from the parking place (295 m) along the road left from the health center towards the bridge. After crossing the river Deva turn right. By the information panel on Monte Arabedes (3min) (300 m) a white-yellow waymark guides you uphill to a narrow asphalt road that leads above the village.

Keep on this asphalt road without paying attention to a road with a white-yellow waymark that forks off right (8min) (315 m). Looking northeast you see the Peña la Ventosa behind the valley of Cillórigo. In the southeast spreads the valley of Bullón with the Peña Sagra on its background.

You come to the tiny village of Rases (31min) (510 m) and continue along the Calle Rases uphill. Soon the asphalt turns into concrete. Keep on this concrete road ignoring a track that forks off left.

Lined by green meadows, oaks and chestnuts the road opens up a fine view to the mountains. Do not pay attention to a track that forks off when the concrete road bends left (48min) (685 m).

Just before the concrete road ends (53min) (730 m), branch off right on a track. The peaks of Picos de Europa rise in front of you, and down in the valley you see the villages of Lles and Viñón. The track ascends gently to the top of Monte Arabedes, where you branch off left on another track (58min) (750 m). On your right spreads out the valley of Camaleño with the village of Turieno.

Further down the track goes along a ridge. At its tip (1h15min) (615 m)the track bends sharp left and starts descending steeply towards Potes. Ignore a sign for Encindar de Arabedes pointing to the left (1h26min) (465 m) and continue along the track to Potes. Waking along the Calle Sanchez Mateo you cross the bridge on your right (1h46min) (295 m) and return to the parking place (1h47min) (315 m).

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