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This was incredible!

Start early! Our hike from Poncebos to Cain was awe inspiring, I wasn't bothered by the drops and... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
A Good walk but be prepared for crowds

We walked this route from Cains to Poncebos and back, this seems to be the less popular direction... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Start early! Our hike from Poncebos to Cain was awe inspiring, I wasn't bothered by the drops and apart from first incline the rest was flat and easy going. A quick refreshment stop at first venta in Cain and we started the return leg back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jdhayes2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked this route from Cains to Poncebos and back, this seems to be the less popular direction for the walk (judging by the numbers of people we met coming the other way). It is a very popular walk so go there early and during...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TonyandKatya
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

A lot of reviews have claimed that you must not miss one half of the trail or the other. The entire hike is beautiful so if you have to turn back halfway for logistical reasons, you’ll still lead a full life. Wear hiking shoes or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DrCharlieM
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We drove 1.5 hrs from Santander to park right next to the trailhead at about 0830 on a Sat morning. Parking at the Poncebos end is all on-street and the road back down to the village gets full quite quickly. We were fortunate with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Inspire788577
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The Cares Gorge, I'll put this right up front, is an astonishing place. It carves a scar through the landscape, and not long after starting the 20km or so walk out from Poncebos to Cain and back, a few kilometres of climbing puts us about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank anthbike
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Stunning walk from start to finish. The views and landscapes are hard to believe. The scale is incredible as are the colours and shapes. The path itself is fairly easy just a long route. We completed with beers at the turnaround point.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank improveddc
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I first saw an article about Cares Gorge in a hiking magazine I found in a doctors waiting room.It looked amazing so we decided to base our next overseas trip around going there.Lots of words have been written about it but none can accurately describe...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GeoffG874
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Breathtaking, mind-blowing, humbling, spectacular... A must-do. We walked the trail one way, from Poncebos to Cain. We went on a Tuesday in July and started early (8 a.m.) to beat the sun and the crowds. This turned out to be a great idea as there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Smadar B
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is one of the most incredible hikes around and it is primarily a slightly undulating hike through a spectacular gorge. It is a 14 mile round trip but one can walk as far as you want and turn-around if that seems more than you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Hulbie
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We hiked part of this route while on a family trip in Asturias. We were 13, ages 10 to 51. We parked in Poncebos and headed to Cain, and indeed, the views were spectacular. We did not complete the route as planned, and decided to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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