Mirador de Ordiales and Cotalba

Ordiales viewpoint is a rock balcony perched 1000m above the Angon valley and facing the Ponga Mountains, breathtaking! Another Piocs de Europa classic walk. For the further ascent to Cotalba some scrambling is necessary.

Type of walk: There and back

Starting point: Pan de Carmen 2km from Lake Enol

Finishing point: Pan de Carmen

Access: 35km from hotel, 50 minutes by car

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

Grading: Difficult to Ordiales, very difficult to Cotalba

Total length: 15km to Ordiales, 17km to Cotalba

Total ascent: 600m to Ordiales, 950m to Cotalba

Altitude: 1100 – 1700 – 2026 – 1700 - 1100

Total walking time: 5 ½ hours to Ordiales, 7 hours to Cotalba

Terrain: Rocky mountain paths, some scrambling to Cotalba

Navigation: Medium to Ordiales slightly more difficult to Cotalba

Refreshments: Bar at Lake Enol

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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