Lakes of Covadonga The Classic Circular Walk

The beautiful mountain lakes of Enol and Ercina are one of the main access points to the Picos de Europa, so can be quite crowded in high season - but this short circuit takes you away from the crowds, through woodland and traditional settlements.

Type of walk: Circular

Starting point: Lake Ercina

Finishing point: Lake Ercina

Access: 33 Km from hotel, 45 minutes by car

Public transport options: Buses from Cangas de Onis only in summer months

Grading: Easy (but rocky under foot in parts)

Total length: 4 km

Total ascent: 150 m

Altitude: 1100 - 1250 - 1100

Total walking time: 2 hours

Terrain: Quite rocky underfoot in some parts

Navigation: Medium

Refreshments: Bar at Lake Ercina

Map: Adrados Western Massif Picos de Europa

Maps and self guided walking notes for this and other walks are available for guests at Hotel Posada del Valle; Asturias.

At the hotel we are only too pleased to help advice guests on the best and most suitable walks according to their walking abilities and the weather conditions, as well as provide information on any recent occurrences which may affect the walk.

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