Follow first the white-red waymarks and then the white-yellow
waymarks through the
village to a walking route sign for "Vegabaño
PR-PNPE-9 El Frade". The route begings here (925
Almost immediately you pass a
washing house and
fountain on your
left. The track ascends through meadows towards the
mountain of Beza.
Looking behind you see the peaks of
Sierra de Rumiadas.
You go by a couple of stone cottages before entering a
Later a white-yellow waymark guides you by a large
meadow uphill to the
right (20min) (1080 m). Right after the bend, keep left, ignoring a
track branching off right. Stay on the track snaking its way in the
forest, without paying attention to the side paths. Between the beech
trees you see Sierra de Rumiadas on your right. After passing a cottage
(33min) (1170 m) you come to a junction (43min) (1250 m), where you
follow the sign for Vegabaño to the left.
The track goes through a gate (48min) (1275 m) to the vast
plain of Vegabaño (57min) (1320 m), where you find the signpost of "Majada de
Vegabaño" and a sign for "Refugio de Vegabaño". Follow the right skirt
of the grassy plain to the cottage of Vegabaño (1h01min) (1330 m). From
the plain you enjoy splendid views to the mountains
Picos de Europa and
Sierra de Beza. In the south, the plain is bordereb by Pico Neón.
This beautiful place is worth exploring more carefully by taking the
grassy track left from the signpost Majada de Vegabaño. It leads to a
woodland with giant trees. In five minutes, you reach a lovely
surrounded by beech trees.
From the Vegabaño, you return to the familiar junction (1h10min)
(1250 m). This time you keep left and continue straight ahead. The
descends to the sign for "Mirador de Porros" (1h43min) (1140 m). Follow
it left and take left immediately. From the
lookout point (1h44min)
(1140 m) opens up a view over the valley of Sajambre to the mountain of
Pica Ten, rising on the background of Oseja de Sajambre. Looking east
you see Pico Neón. Sierra de
Rumiadas lines the valley in the west.
Return to the track and continue forward. Further down, the peaks of
Cerezaledo and Beza turn up above the tree tops. The track descends to
the upper part of the village (2h25min) (940 m) and continues to the
washing house (2h27min).