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Day 11 - Monday 5th September 2016

Two Valleys

17km - 5 hrs - 500m climbing

 

Location of the walk

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Garmin Trace
  Garmin Data    
  Distance 17.12 km  
  Time Elapsed 5 hrs 3 mins  
  Moving Time Not Available  
  Elevation Gain 519 m  
  Elevation Loss 674 m  
  Maximum Elevation 1,858 m  
  Minimum Elevation 1,216 m  

 

The starting point for this walk was the village of Llanaves de la Reina, but we had to position a car at the finish at Portilla de la Reina first.

Start of the walk at Llanaves de la Reina, parallel to the watercourse Arroyo del Naranco

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The valley, with the Sierra del Orpiñas behind. The hut, Refugio del Tajahierro,
is owned by Santander Mountaineering Club

 

 

 

(Photo: J Knight)

We were heading for the col in the centre of this photo

 

Interesting rock structure

 

 

Final stretch to the col, Portillo del Boquerón, at 1,578 m

 

Looking back towards the col

 

 

 

Approaching the road at Portilla de la Reina

A short walk up the road to Portilla de la Reina village

We parked the car opposite the albergue in Portilla de la Reina