Saturday, 17 April 2010

A lone ranger in Asturias

Stunning scenery in Ponga

It was good to see an article about the Ponga Mountains and the hotel published in the travel section of The Guardian today. Entitled “A lone ranger in Asturias” it is written by Stephen Venables who was the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen.
Prompted by Inntravel, Stephen stayed at the hotel for a few days last year. Whilst here we suggested he visit the Ponga Mountains so he could get to know one of our favorite regions. His article starts; Northern Spain's variety of mountain terrain means you should be able to find a range to yourself –in the enchanting Pongas for example. The full article can be found here A lone ranger in Asturias.
And a few more photos so you can see why we think Ponga is such a lovely region and why it inspired the title " a lone ranger in Asturias"
Looking north from El Abedular

Looking to Pico Zorro and El Recueno from Tiatordos

Extensive Beech forests in the Ponga region with the Maciedome mountain in the background

Beech trees in winter and the snow covered Picos in the far distance

Climbing Pico Pierzo. One of the nine self guided walking routes in the Ponga region available at the hotel.

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