Walk from the church (555 m) through the village along the lane
between the houses following the signs for "Albergue" until you see on
your right an information panel on a walking route and a sign for
"Pendes, Potes GR-71" pointing downhill (2min) (550 m). When you meet a
wooden pole with a text "Santo Toribo", follow it to the left on a wide
path (4min) (530 m). You cross a track (8min) (500 m). The path turns
into a track.
Soon after crossing a bridge (13min) (470 m) the track starts to
ascend gently lined by chestnut trees.
In a couple of minutes (17min) (480 m) you come to a junction by an
information panel. The route continues uphill to the right, but if you
want to stay longer in the forest with hundreds of years old
trees, you can descend to the river, and return then to this junction.
On your way up, you can marvel the
giant trees, each of which is an
individual by form. Higher up, you enjoy a lovely view over the valley
of Cillorigo to the mountains of the Picos de Europa. Looking back, you
see El Chorro on the
background of Cabañes.
The track ascends to the recreation area of
El Habario by the CA-884
shaded by chestnut trees (27min) (545 m). The route continues cross the
road along the wooden steps, on the slope to a group of chestnut trees,
where you find an uphill track. However, if you want to enjoy an
extensive view to the
de la Hermida,
Peña La Ventosa,
Agero and El
the track to the left without crossing the CA-884. This track ascends to
the top of Pico Aliago.
The track that ascends from the group of chestnut trees
La Penuca de Colio
opens soon a
nice view to the valley of Cillorigo. When you reach a
studded by ferns
(42min) (640 m), continue straight ahead, through it keeping right at the fork. You find a grassy track
branching off right (46min) (650 m).
This beautiful track descends towards the of slopes of Vega covered
by ferns and bordered by Picos of Europa. After passing a fountain
in a small
depression(49min) (640 m), the
track starts to ascend gently. You enter an
forest (53min) (650 m), and descend through it to a fountain (59min)
(590 m), before reaching Penduso (1h) (590 m). Walk along the track
through the village to the CA-884 (1h06min) (580 m) and turn left back
to Cabañes (1h13min).