At the end of the road
(690 m) you find an information panel on the sanctuary
of "Santuario de la Virgen de la Luz" and a narrow asphalt road to the
village of Somaniezo. When it forks, continue along the street "Calle de
la Luz" to the right. Soon a track with the
sign for Camino de Peña Sagra branches off right (3min) (710 m). Follow this main track without paying
attention to the sidetracks.
You walk in a dense forest through a gate (32min) (925 m). After
passing a stone cottage on the left hand side of the track (45min) (1050
m) you enter an open
landscape with great views over the valleys of Liebana and to the surrounding
When you come to a crossroads (1h16min) (1315 m), continue straight
ahead towards the sanctuary. Below the chapel, on the left side of the
track you find a
fountain and signposts. Ignore the signposts and walk
chapel, where you find a
track branching off uphill to the
right (1h19min) (1335 m). Soon you enjoy a magnificent view over the Liebana valley to the Cantabrian mountains and the Picos de Europa.
Ignore a track, which branches off right (1h29min) (1390 ), and keep
left uphill. Later a wooden pole guides you by a cottage to a
cuts the bend of the track (1h36min) (1440 m). The track ascends through
a grassy plain, where it becomes narrower.
Once you reach a crest with large boulders (1h50min) (1560 m),
continue along a
path marked with a pile of stones through a bushy
terrain. Looking ahead you see the slope of Peña Sagra with a path and grassy fields, your
route to the top.
When you have climbed to a little ridge
(2h03min) (1645 m), make for the crest on your left along the grassy
slope. Follow the
crest (2h09min) (1695 m) to the right towards Cuernón,
the top of Peña Sagra. A number of paths
run along the slope, but if you aim all the time upwards you come
between giant boulders to the foot of Cuernón
(3h) (2010 ). From the top you enjoy enjoy lovely views to the
crest of Peña Sagra,
over the valley of Liebana
to the Picos de Europa
and to the
Return on the same way back to Somaniezo (5h30min).