road (455 m) takes you through two gates before it turns into
a track (5min) (510 m).
Below you see the village of Igena in the
foreground of a number of mountain ranges with the
Picos de Europa
farthest back. Later the village of
Riensena comes into sight and the
river valley of Riensena opens up on your right. You pass the cottages of
(665 m), where the track bends right. On your left you see the west
Picos de Europa. By the next cottage (42min) (760
m) the track curves left to reveal the mountain of Sierra del Cuera.
Keep on the main track
ignoring the track branching off right (43min) (770 m). After passing a
small bond (46min) (765 m) and a water reservoir enclosed with a fence,
the track peters out into a path leading to a small grassy
(785 m). At the beginnin of the plain, you find a pile of stones marking
a path to the top of Mofrechu. Do not take this path, but continue
straight ahead on the path that ascends gently towards the west end of
Mofrechu. When you discern the villages of
Peruyes and Margolles in the valley of Sella,
to the crest and bend right. Walking along the ridge you see a pole on
top of Mofrechu and enjoy a beautiful sea view on your left.
From the top (1h16min) (900 m) opens up a fantastic view over the
coast, where the river
Sella meets the Atlantic ocean. On the river banks
you see small villages and on the coast the town of Ribadesella. In the
east rise the mountains of
Sierra del Cuera, in the south the
Picos de Europa
and in the west the
Sierra del Sueve. If
you peek in the holes in the rock, you find tiny
images of saints.
Descend from the top along the gentle ridge towards the
and the bond, which you can see down below. When you reach the plain by
the pile of stones (1h30min) (785 m), continue on the familiar route back to the pass of Igena (2h18min).