Walk from the
fountain some 50 meters towards Puerto San Glorioon
along the N-621 to an information panel on the "Parque Regional de Picos
de Europa" (1390 m) and cross the bridge over the Naranco
brook. On the other side you
turn left on a concrete
walkway. After passing a mill and an information
panel on the route PR-LE-23, you go over the bridge to the N-621. Right
away you see an information panel on the route PR-LE-22. From the panel
you take the concrete
walkway to the right (3min) (1395 m). Soon the
walkway turns into a track.
track that forks off right (8min) (1420 m). The
leads to the
valley of Naranco,
lined by the rock walls of
Orpinas. where you cross a number of
brooks. When you encounter signposts (34min)
(1530 m), follow the sign for "Portilla de la Reina" straight ahead.
In front rises the
crest of Alto de Cubil del Can. Later you ignore a track, which branches off right (41min) (1540 m).
cottage of Tajahierro (46min) (1560 m) the track bends right
and starts to ascend steeply towards the
pass of Boquerón
de Bobias. Higher up you look over the entire
valley of Naranco.
When the track ends (1h16min) (1700 m), take
the path that starts from its right side. The
path which is well marked
with wooden poles takes you to the
pass of Boquerón
de Bobias (1h53min)
where you enjoy a fine mountain panorama. In the northwest
rises Coriscau, in the east
Alto de Cubil del Can and in the southeast
Mojón de Tres Provincias. The mountain range of Agujas de Cardaño with Pico Cuartas
stretches to the west.
From the pass you follow the wooden
poles downhill to the
which you can see further down. Once you reach the
track (1h58min) (1825
m), turn right towards
Velasco. Later on you see the
gorge of Riasvargas below the mountains of Peñas Matas
(2h30min) (1615 m). The
track starts to follow the river Lechada flowing in the
valley of Lechada on your left.
Ignore the track with a sign for "Barniedo de la Reina" joining in
from left (2h55min) (1430 m) and continue straight ahead. You pass the
cottage of Pico de la Canal and leave another track to the left without
attention. The river runs now close to the track (3h05min) (1340 m).
Farther the track is lined by magnificent rock walls. When it bends
right parting the river Lechada (3h50min) (1225 m), you start to follow
the Naranco river all the way to the N-621 (3h58min) (1220 m). Turn
right and walk along the road through the village of Portilla de la
Reina (4h11min) (1225 m). The
is lined by
before it comes to
de la Reina (5h20min).