From La Peña to Vegalencia

La Peña - Vegalencia
Starting point:
La Peña
Ending point:
mtb 1.45 hours
Hiking 3.30 hours
Councils it goes through: Mieres, Ribera de Arriba
Accumulated ascent gradient: 341 m
Accumulated descent gradient: 618 m
Maximum height: 417m
Minimum height: 117m
cyclability: 100%
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela
  • El Padrún Panoramic View
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Altimetria 8

Description of the stage and stretches

The eighth stage of the GR-208 “Cycle Loop Central Mountain” (Anillo Ciclista Montaña Central) leaves from La Peña. We take the road towards Alto del Padrún (AS-242), which is also part of the Route of Santiago. We also pass by the industrial area called Vega de Baíña.

The hikers and cyclists should be extremely cautious since they have to go through 6,3 paved kilometres. Once we reach to the top, we can gaze at Olloniego and we start going down towards the village Casares, which we leave behind when we take the right turnoff following the signs of the Route of Santiago and the GR-100 “Ruta de la Plata”.

This small shortcut brings us back 500 metres further down on the same road AS-242. We go on through it towards the train station. We cross the highway through the overpass towards Olloniego, which we have to cross towards the palace and the bridge, next to the northern exit of the village.

We continue through the road leaving the roundabout to the left and then, further ahead, we take the riverwalk next to Nalón River. We continue through it until we reach Vegalencia, following in these last metres the hiking and cycling lane next to the road.

We cross the river through the first bridge and, thus, we arrive at Vegalencia's park finishing the eightth stage of the GR-208 “Cycle Loop Central Mountain”.

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  • 1
    Stretch 1

    From La Peña to Olloniego

    8.1 km  
  • 2
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From La Peña to Vegalencia
  • From La Peña to Vegalencia
  • From La Peña to Vegalencia
  • From La Peña to Vegalencia
  • From La Peña to Vegalencia