The Route to the Viewpoint of Ordiales is one of the essential that we must do if we go to the Lakes of Covadonga.. This will take us to this spectacular natural balcony located at an altitude of more than 1700 meters from which we will have a privileged view of the valley of Angón, Amieva and Ponga.

Don Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa, and Roberto Frassinelli, “The German from Corao”, were the great promoters of this natural paradise of the Picos de Europa. Such was his love for her that Pidal asked to be buried in the Mirador de Ordiales, where the epitaph on his tomb reminds us of the sublime beauty before us.

Difficulty of the route of the viewpoint of Ordiales

The difficulty of the route of the viewpoint of Ordiales is medium-high because the slope to overcome is more than 700 meters. There are two places from where we can leave:

Departure from Buferrera: distance round trip 20.5 kilometres (about six and a half hours).

Departing from Pandecarmen: distance round trip 15.4 kilometers (five hours and 45 minutes).

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Can it be done with children?

Our advice is not to do it with children under 8 or 9 years old as the climb is long and the terrain is rocky.