Bulnes is supposed to be the last village in Spain that can not be reached by road.
Instead one takes a funicular from Poncebos up to the village which was surprisingly touristy but photogenic non-the-less.
The old church and its bells up against the mountains.
Homes way up on the hillside.
Really low doors – Al had to duck to get into some of these buildings.
An alberge to stay in should you decide to explore the area.
Sign leading to the Mirador Picu Urriellu (10 min) as well as another longer walk (1 hour 15 min).
Climbing up to the Mirador Picu Urriellu.
A description of how the ‘gargantas’ (throats) were formed.
Yet another stunning view.
This little brochure came along with our funicular ticket and details the many walks one can take from the village.
The third point on the list of recommended walks is the trail that connects Poncebos to Bulnes, a bit of a walk but one can avoid the steep price of the funicular. As you can see, Poncebos is pretty stunning too.
Our trip through the Picos de Europa started at Canga de Onis where we stayed the night. The next day we drove up to the Covadonga Sanctuary and then even further up to the ‘Lagos’ (Lakes). We backtracked down to the main road and carried on to Las Arenas for lunch and then to Poncebos where we caught the funicular up to Bulnes.
More on our October 2014 trip to Spain.
Amazing landscapes ! 🙂
I was stunned at the beauty of the region which apparently is only really busy in August!