The Anillo of Picos de Europa
Circular Route through the Picos de Europa National Park
The purpose of this project is for the National Park to become better known. Within a historical context, the “Anillo” (Ring) of Picos de Europa covers the Montes Vindios, stronghold of the last Cantabrian tribe that fought against the Roman troops. This tribe was known as the “Vadiniense” and it sought refuge in the mountains of the Cantabrian Mountain Range, known today as Picos de Europa.
Every stone found on the wayside by people who wish to venture into the Ring amasses many different stories, and although it is impossible to tell all the stories, many will be rescued from oblivion thanks to the National Park shelters and to the work of the wardens.
The “Anillo” of Picos de Europa has three modalities, the first of them is known as “El Anillo Vindio” (The Vindio Ring), which covers the western massif, the second “El Anillo Extrem” (The Extrem Ring), which apart from covering the western part would also cover the central massif, and finally “El Anillo Tres macizos” (The Three Massif Ring), which would cover all three: Western, Central and Eastern..
Each one of the stages always departs from a shelter or collaborating accommodation and ends in another. The advantage of the Ring is that one does not necessarily have to start in any specific place.
Get our passport!
You can collect stamps shelters
In any of our shelters you can purchase a passport. When it comes to the shelter , you should alert the guards to seal the passport in addition to set the date and time for stating when you've been there. Overnight stays are not compulsory, but they are strongly recommended in many of the cases, due to the arduousness and length of some stages.
Get our pack!
The “Pack del Anillo” is comprised of a t-shirt, a passport, a special map of the Ring and a scarf. You will find all of these things useful during your walks in the Ring and it will be a fantastic souvenir of your adventure in the Picos de Europa.
Get yours before they run out!