Location and access
Valdeón Valley Picos de Europa
The Valdeón Valley, or municipality of Posada de Valdeón, is located in the northeast of the province of León, in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountain Range and within the territory of the Picos de Europa National Park.
LOCATION AND ACCESSES OF THE MUNICIPALITY
The municipality of Valdeón is a steep mountain valley shaped by the action of the waters of the river Cares. It is precisely this well-known river that articulates the municipality, crossing it from south to north towards the famous Cares Gorge and ordering along its bank, to most of the Villages of Valdeón.
Physically the Valdeón Valley is a circus-like depression that is surrounded by high summits, both of the Cantabrian Mountain Range and of the Massifs Occidental (or of the Cornion) and Central (or of the Urriels) of the National Park of the Peaks of Europe.
This orographic distribution makes it necessary to access the municipality of Valdeón by road through one of the two mountain ports that connect the municipality.
Interactive Tourist Map of the Valdeón Valley del of the Valdeón Valley
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ACCESS ROUTES BY ROAD
These are the alternatives to access the Valdeón Valley
By the port of Panderruedas (1450 mtrs)
From León (Riaño): Past the village of Riaño you arrive at a junction, turn off at it to the left direction N-625 towards Cangas de Onís and the Pontón Port (16Km), shortly before reaching the top of the Pontoon, a sign on the right indicates the deviation towards the LE-Riaño2711 towards Port de Panderruedas and Posada de Valdeón (14Km).
From Asturias (Cangas de Onís): Arrive at Cangas de Onís, there head for the N-625 towards the Beyos gorge that connects with the Pontón Port (45Km), after the port we will arrive at a sign that on the left indicates the deviation towards Puerto Panderruedas and Posada de Valdeón (14Km) by the LE-2711.
By the port of Pandetrave (1562 mtrs)
From León (Riaño): Past Riaño you reach a junction, take to the right the N-621 road towards the town of Boca de Huérgano (7,7 Km). Follow the N621 until Portilla de La Reina (11,7 Km). In Portilla de La Reina take left the LE-2703 towards Santa Marina de Valdeón (17 km) and the Picos de Europa National Park.
From Cantabria (Potes): In Potes take the N-621 road that goes up to the Port of San Glorio (1609 mtrs) to the town of Portilla de la Reina (37 Km). In Portilla de La Reina take on the right the LE-2703 towards Santa Marina de Valdeón (17 km) and the Picos de Europa National Park.