How to hike the Cares Gorge (Garganta del Cares) Trek

  • Spain
  • kilometers
  • Guide optional

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Guides are optional for this trek so you can start by following the itinerary below. Alternatively, if you choose to use a guide you can find one here.


Use the trek planner to see if there are special requirements like visa for entering the country, special gear etc. The trekkplanner also has a checklist you'll find useful

Getting to the trailhead

  1. Hostel in Cangas de Onís to the start of the trail at Lago Ercina

    Cost: EUR

    During the summer you can take a bus from Cangas to the trail head at Lago Ercina. These buses are seasonal so if you arrive outside the season you will have to take a bus from Cangas to Covadonga and hike or hitch a ride for the next 12km.

    Here you can spend the night at the refugio and set out on the hike the next day.

The Trek

  1. Day 1: Lago Ercina (1108M) to
  2. Day 2: to
  3. Day 3: to

Getting back from the end of the trail

  1. End of the trail at to your hostel in

    Cost: AED

Do you have a plan for your trip already?

Get the itinerary for this trek along with a checklist for all you'll need to have prepared for your trip.

Notes & Fees

No fees for this trek found.

Trail Stats

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Guide: optional
  • Starts at: Lago Ercina
  • Signage: No info on the signage.