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D+ 520m
Hours: 3h – 3 ½ h
Difficulty: medium

 

Since 2013, the use of vehicles has been re-allowed on the track that goes up from the mountain pass of Pandetrave to “Horcada de Valcabao” where it is possible to park. Use of the track by vehicles is currently pending regulation, but is permitted. This saves an hour of walking.

In Valcabao follow the track that goes upwards, to the left. The other branch goes towards Fuente Dé by the slope of lebaniega. Within a few minutes of slight descent we reach “Caben de Remoña”, where the track becomes a road and climbs between scrub to “Joyas de Pedabejo”. Among the pastures, we keep to our left a wooden animal enclosure and a few meters below, a water trough; the last place to fill up until you reach the refuge. (In summer, if it is very dry there may not be any water flowing)

Here are two options to continue, one short and one longer. If we follow the path that is more marked, a little further ahead it loses height until it reaches “Canal de Pedabejo  beneath a large smooth rock wall. It is less exposed, but a little longer and less attractive. This route is used by those of the refuge when going up or down with the mules. The second option by “Sedo de Remoñia” is shorter, although somewhat more exposed, but also a more attractive route. To take this route, we go up to our left towards the scree, and then towards the base of the rock face. It is marked.

At the top, both roads meet and go up a hill that offers one of the best views of the climb, overlooking the “Vega de Liordes” and the massif of “Llambrión”. If we go 10 meters further on the right we can even guess where the refuge is.

Now, descending, we come to a junction where we can go left and skirt around “Vega de Liodes” on the high side without losing height. We can also go down to the “Vega” and cross it, although this will lose you more height and you will have to climb again.

Once part “Vega de Liordes” we need to pay attention and head towards a wooden sign that indicates the beginning of the climb  to “Sedo de la Padierna”, short section carved into the rock. Here it joins the road that comes from “Fuente Dé” and also emerges the route to “Canal de la Sotín” that fgoes down to Cordiñanes. Once above the “Sedo”, the road becomes easier and more level to face the last ascent before the refuge; “Las Colladinas”. There are several zig-zags before reaching the top of the first hill. On the right there are often remaining snow fields where it is easy to see Chamois goats resting and cooling off.

“Las Colladinas” are a group of five small hills hanging towards an abyss. This is a tricky place to pass in winter or when there is a bit of snow, but in summer does not present any problem at all. In the penultimate of the hills we will see the refuge from one of it’s best viewpoints; a gift for the effort invested.

All that remains is to get down there and recharge batteries at the refuge.

 
 
 

 
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