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The Cares Gorge, Asturias

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Explore what's considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Spain at The Cares Gorge, a narrow path through the Cantabrian Mountains surrounded by vegetation and cliffs. The pathway leads through tunnels, over footbridges, and along the river. Despite its length, the hike's mostly flat terrain makes it fairly easy. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and take plenty of water. If you can, build in time to stop at one of the mountain villages and try the local food. A couple local favorites include fabada--sausage and bean casserole--and the pote asturiano, the regional stew. Arrange your visit to The Cares Gorge and discover more family-friendly attractions in Arenas de Cabrales using our Arenas de Cabrales itinerary builder app .
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  • Walking this gorge was a fantastic adventure. spectacular views of the gorge with the river Cares below.  more »
  • We read about this gorge in Lonely Planet and found great reviews on TA. The scale and grandeur are absolutely stunning. We chose to walk from Cain because we were heading to the Pyrenees next. One ad...  more »
  • The Cares Gorge route is a must-see if you are in Asturias! We drove to Poncebos and parked there to begin our hike to Cain. In Poncebos there is a hostel called "hostel poncebos." If you drive about ...  more »

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