Cangas de Onis - Rio Sella Walk

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At the western end of Cangas where the Rio GueƱa joins the Rio Sella, we begin by crossing the iconic Roman bridge over the Sella. We now simply follow the western bank though woods and passing orchards and pretty little hamlets as we make our way upstream. About two kilometres past the small hydro-electric station near El Barredo we reach the mini suspension bridge known as Puente Debra. This is as far as our river walk takes us and we can now enjoy the beauties of this walk from the opposite perspective as we retrace our footsteps to Cangas.

Spain - North West Spain - Asturias - Picos de Europa


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
9/18/2018 - Graeme Hurry

We walked this walk a couple of weeks ago. The most strenuous part is the start, ascending, then descending, the 'Roman' bridge! The directions and waypoints were spot on. We found the change in the landscape interesting, from urban, to rural and then agricultural all in a relatively short distance. We crossed the suspension bridge and took lunch at the nearby bar/ restaurant (do take care crossing the road, while not overly busy it is all too easy to look the 'wrong' way when crossing). The menu is typical of the region. Portions were generous, well cooked and delightful service. Not particularly cheap but very pleasant and we would return. Running beside the restaurant is a path. If you follow this path to its end, about a forty minute walk there is a lovely bathing lagoon. It is very popular with the locals at the weekends and during the holidays. All the paths were in good order and no problems encountered.