Monday, 10 November 2008

Pico Moro

Joe and Samantha climbing the slopes of Pico Moro with the Picos de Europa in the background.

Just over a week ago we finally shut the hotel for this season, and since then Joe and I have been doing a lot of walking, updating and preparing our new walking guide for the area. In this guide we wanted to include a larger range of walks; from leisurely strolls to harder high mountain walks. We also want to increase the number of self guided walks which can be done with out using a car, either starting directly from the hotel or using public transport.

The Hotel and Sueve Mountain range from Pico Moro

The ascent of Pico Moro is a circular walk starting and finishing at the hotel and takes about five to six hours. Throughout the walk there are spectacular views of the mountains and countryside which surround the hotel. Where as most of the mountains in the area are limestone, Pico Moro differs with a predominately silicate based subsoil. As a consequence the flora on the slopes is quite different and in parts there are even small forests of Mimosa trees.

The summit of Pico Moro

Once on the summit there is a rather bold cross made out of metal road barriers and then the descent back to the hotel and the satisfaction of having had a lovely day with our using a car.

The coastline as seen on the descent of Pico Moro

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Nigel and Joe
Well done to you both on your successful and beautiful hotel and for winning the award! It looks amazing and Howard and I will be out to see you in a few years when Ed has flown the nest and we have time to ourselves!! Looking at the photos, you have certainly made the most of your horticultural skills Nigel! We managed a veg plot this year!
Thanks for the card and news. In these difficult economic times its good to hear you had a good year and we hope next year is just as good or even better!
Love Jacquie and Howard Huntington x


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