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Riaño Hills – 18th, 19th and 20th of March

It is well known the beauty of the Riaño Hills as the Gilbo and Yordas, but the valleys and forests also keep precious routes accessible to all hikers.

In these three activities we travel along the axis of the Esla river with different perspectives of the Riaño Mountains. From southern positions then approaching us to the banks of the Riaño reservoir. All are routes practicable by paths and trails and surronunded by atlantic forests.

We propose an adventure for the senses, excursions immersed in the nature of the Riaño Hills and good company.

All the activities include:

  • Qualified professional mountain guiding
  • First aid kit
  • Landscapes interpretation
  • Photo album
  • Accident and liability insurance

Riaño Hills Route


Day 18 of March: departure from Moncloa at 8:00 a.m. to Velilla de Valdoré where begins the route to Crémenes. From this village we transfer to the lodging in Riaño.

  • Distance: 5,6 km.
  • Duration: 2 hours (2.45h with stops).
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Ascent elevation: 290 m accumulated.
  • Lowering slope: 320 m accumulated.

Day 19 of March: departure 9:30 a.m. from Horcadas 9:30 a.m. After having breakfast in Riaño, we move to this small village where a simple circular route begins by forest lands and meadows.

  • Distance: 6 km.
  • Duration: 2.45h (3.15h with stops).
  • Difficulty: Low.
  • Ascent climb: 420 m accumulated.
  • Level of descent: 420 m accumulated.

Day 20 of March: departure from Carande at 9:30 a.m. where it leaves a circular route with panoramic views of the reservoir and mountains of River, walking near the borders and its forests. We will find Salio winters, a cattle ranch that was once more abundant. Surrounding the Morrón del Salto, we are approaching the beginning of the route, passing through the Collada in the middle. From here there is the option to climb a hill with communication antennas, but the best views will be found before the hill in a small meadow to the right of the road.

  • Distance: 10.3 km.
  • Duration: 3.30 hours (4.45 hours with stops).
  • Difficulty: Low – Medium.
  • Ascent elevation: 390 m accumulated.
  • Lowering slope: 390 m accumulated.

Return to Madrid


In Riaño there is a lot of hotels that we can recommend. From the Hotel Presa to the Hostal Riaño you can choose your budget always counting with quality and good service. Contact us to know more.


From Madrid to Riaño it takes by car 4 h 15 min. Non-commercial transportation can be arranged among attendees. We do not include transportation but we provide solutions.