Walk from the parking place (400 m) to the
village passing a lookout spot and information panel on walks (2min)
(410 m). Keep left and make for the northeast corner of the village.
When you see a white-yellow waymark (4min) (420 m), follow it to a
fountain and take the narrow asphalt road up to the right (6min) (430
m). Ignore a sand road with a white-yellow waymark forking off left
(10min) (440 m), but turn later left to a concrete road (13min) (450 m).
Keep on the main road all the time uphill. After passing the cottages of
de Piedrafita (45min) (710 m) the ascent
becomes gentler. The track goes past the cottages of
Rebollar (54min) (770 m). By
the cottages of
Majada de Tebrandi, the track ends (1h) (790 m). Continue straight ahead
through a gate into a
corral and through another gate out from the
corral. Do not take the path, which runs at the same level, but take a
couple of steps uphill by the fence to a path, which is first unclear,
but becomes very clear after couple of meters. The path zigzags along
the slope of to the cottages of Mata, where you go through a gate (1h12min)
(895 m) and keep left. The path runs between two stone walls. When the
wall on your right bends right,
branch off left (1h16min) (910 m).
You follow the wide path to a cross (1h29min) (980 m), where you look
over a plain studded with cottages. Walk across the
Vega de Brañes to the
uppermost cottage (1h34min) (985 m). In front rises the Pico Tiedu. On its crest you see a square
Climb along the steep but easy to walk
slope on no particular path
towards it. Soon you discern a concrete pole on the right hand side of
the notch. The top of
Pico Tiedu (2h04min) (1185 m) opens up a splendid view to
the Picos de Europa and the coast. The highest tops of Sierra del Cuera
are visible in the east. In the north rises the
Continue from the pole towards the village of Llanes, which you see
on the coast, in the northeast. This slope is much gentler and the path
runs first between two low rock walls. Later you enjoy fine sea views.
The path descends to a pass (2h22min) (1100 m), where you turn right to
a wide path. By a cavity in a rock wall (2h30min) (1070 m) the path
bends sharp right. You walk on the right hand slope of the depression to
a crest (2h45min) (1030 m), where you look down to the familiar cottages.
Descend to the uppermost cottage (2h51min) (985 m) and return on the
already familiar route back to Asiegu (4h20min).