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Cabañes - El Habario - Penduso - Cabañes





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How to get there: Driving on the N-621 to Tama, turn on the CA-883 signposted to Viñon and Colion, and fork off right to CA-884 after 1.6 km following the signs for Pendes and Cabañes. At the next fork, 2.7 km further on, bear right. You pass Pendes after 2 km and come to Cabañes 300 meters thereafter. You find parking place next to the church, which you encounter at the entrance of the village. (Roadmap)

Distance: 1h13min/6km

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 chestnut 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 Desfiladero de la Hermida, Peña La Ventosa, Lebaña, Pico Agero and El Chorro, take 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 towards the La Penuca de Colio opens soon a nice view to the valley of Cillorigo. When you reach a plain 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 oak 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).

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