Somiedo Hikes


As we are stationed in Pola de Somiedo, we tried to hike down the valley, following the old trade-route running through in North-South direction.

Yet this is sometimes harder than thought… After following a parallel path which turned out to be a dead end (on the other side of the river) and trying to cross, we gave up after 2 hours, hiking back to the village and restoring our lost electrolytes in the process with a local cider (which tastes quite particular…). At least the pub is very picturesque alongside the same river (just here much smaller Zwinkerndes Smiley) and the cooling system quite ingenious.

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Being restored to our full liquid level Smiley we tracked back and finally, after some searching, found the old GR track which – as predicted – runs between the fields in between the walls of the stones of the fields. On a sunny day like it was, this is a pure treat…

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At the end the path rises alongside the mountain flanks

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providing wonderful views of the scenery

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The old oaks everywhere are just beautiful

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Here we had to turn back for not getting to the camper too late as we lost 3 hours in total at the start… Next time we will continue (now knowing where to start Zwinkerndes Smiley)

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The next day we took a local transport up the valley to the end of the road (saving the first scorching 8 km) to hike to the end of the valley. En route we found (as it’s June everything is in full bloom) beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees…

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Quite soon the path rose significantly

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and the view gets more and more spectacular

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Up and up… Reaching 1.700m at the highest point

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Small breaks to refuel are required…

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And especially to cherish the beautiful blooming trees

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Another example

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Final views from the top

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Magnificent…

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1 Kommentar

  1. Very lovely pictures! Enjoy The Middsummer nights!

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