Hermida Gorge (Picos de Europa)

 Hermida Gorge (Picos de Europa)   

It was in the 19th century when the idea of creating a route through the largest gorge in Spain began to take shape. With 6,350 hectares, the main idea came from British mountaineers and explorers, who would use the pass to reach the Picos de Europa. Along its many kilometers of length you can find large limestone rock walls up to 600 meters high. The road to reach it is the N-621 today. Its almost vertical walls are usually occupied by climbers, as well as its long paths frequented by travelers and hunters. However, it stands out for being an area of special protection for birds. Among them are eagles, vultures, chamois and capercaillies, the latter in danger of extinction. Regarding the vegetation that populates the place, cork oaks are mixed with oaks and beeches, typical of the Atlantic forest. You can also enjoy the holm oaks found on both the Cantabrian and Asturian sides.


Region: Principado de Asturias
City: Asturias

Distance: 24.64 km
Elevation Gain: 262 m
Elevation Loss: 31 m
Difficulty: 125 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.26 FIETS
Avg Grade: 1.06 %
Max cat climb: 3
Min elevation: 19 m
Max elevation: 264 m
Ride Category: Rollers

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