Start out by following the sign for "Vega de Liebana" (315
m) and the
white-yellow waymarks. Soon the asphalt turns into
When the road forks (3min) (325 m), go left. The mountain landscape is
dominated by the Sierra
de la Viorna bordering the valley of
behind you see the
Monte Arabedes on the background of Potes.
The concrete road turns into a track (15min) (410 m) snaking its way
uphill in an oak forest. Ignore all sidetracks and continue uphill until
a white-yellow waymark guides you to the right (32min) (550 m). You pass
a stone building
and come to the next fork (44min) (575 m), where you go left uphill.
The track turns into a path (53min) (605 m). When it forks (1h) (640
m), keep left. You continue still for a while uphill (1h05min) (670 m)
before the descent towards the
Porcieda surrounded by
green pastures begins. Behind the village, in the southwest rises the Peña
The best remained building in this deserted village (1h12min) (640 m)
is a small chapel.
Return along the path to the track and continue to the familiar fork
(1h49min) (550 m), where you bend this time uphill to the right. The
track leads to the top of La Muela opening a view over the valley of
Camaleño to the
villages of Potes and
(655 m). When you encounter another track (2h13min) (565 m), do not turn
left towards the village, but go right. At the next fork (2h22min) (540 m), you go left. The steep track comes to a junction (2h29min) (470 m).
Turn right for visiting the
Valmayor. By this beautiful building you find tables and bences
(2h31min) (470 m).
Return to the junction and continue downhill. The track turns into a
concrete road sloping down to the N-621(2h51min) (315 m). Turn left and
return to the beginning of the route (2h51min).