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Distance

10.83 mi

Elevation gain

3,488 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

3,488 ft

Max elevation

4,213 ft

Trailrank

36

Min elevation

1,685 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Tanarrio Circuit
  • Photo of Tanarrio Circuit
  • Photo of Tanarrio Circuit
  • Photo of Tanarrio Circuit
  • Photo of Tanarrio Circuit
  • Photo of Tanarrio Circuit

Time

6 hours 31 minutes

Coordinates

3358

Uploaded

July 31, 2015

Recorded

July 2015
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4,213 ft
1,685 ft
10.83 mi

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near Tanarrio, Cantabria (España)

This walk takes you from the small village of Tanarrio on a circular walk below the eastern massif of the Picos de Europa. It follows tracks, footpaths and the occasional stretch of quiet road. Navigation is fairly simple although one path became a little overgrown. You walk through oak woodland and open meadows. The views of peaks above and beyond are spectacular. You'll see plenty of Griffon vultures and may see an Egyptian vulture.
The highest part of the walk is Pena de Oviedo where there is a fuente nearby. Its worth a detour to take in the summit. When we were there we were accompanied by Swallowtail butterflies and a couple of Purple Emperors swooped down from the tops of the oaks just below the summit. A huge range of butterfly species are seen throughout the walk.
The village of Sebrango is a very sad place as it was evacuated in 2013 after a large landslide. Perhaps the most picturesque village of the walk is Mogrovejo with its famous tower. There is a small museum and a couple of bars where you can take a well deserved break.

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