The Only Way to Get to Bulnes (Picos de Europa, Spain)

Bulnes is supposed to be the last village in Spain that can not be reached by road.

Bulnes Funicular Instead one takes a funicular from Poncebos up to the village which was surprisingly touristy but photogenic non-the-less.
Sign leading into the village of Bulnes in the Picos de Europa of Northern SpainThe old church and its bells up against the mountains.
Bells in the church in the village of Bulnes in the Picos de Europa of Northern SpainHomes way up on the hillside.
View from the village of Bulnes in the Picos de Europa of Northern SpainReally low doors – Al had to duck to get into some of these buildings.
Al demonstrating the height of the doors in the village of Bulnes in SpainAn alberge to stay in should you decide to explore the area.
The stone Albergue in the village of Bulnes in Spain Sign leading to the Mirador Picu Urriellu (10 min) as well as another longer walk (1 hour 15 min).
Signs leading to walks in the village of Bulnes in SpainClimbing up to the Mirador Picu Urriellu.
View from the village of Bulnes in the Picos de Europa of Northern SpainIncredible views.
View of the mountains enveloped in fog from the mirador in the village of Bulnes in SpainA description of how the ‘gargantas’ (throats) were formed.
Notes about the view of the mountains from the Bulnes miradorYet another stunning view.
View of the mountains from the mirador in the village of Bulnes in Spain This little brochure came along with our funicular ticket and details the many walks one can take from the village.
Recommended walks around BulnesThe 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.
Poncebos in the Picos de Europa in SpainOur 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.
Map of the Picos de Europa More on our October 2014 trip to Spain.

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