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The views were just amazing. My wife and I sat for hours with a picnic just soaking up the sun and... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Wow, what a sight

We booked the hotel nearby the car-cable (Parador) and it was very convenient for us to walk few... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
hezi g
Tel Aviv, Israel
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All reviews fantastic views cable car an hour miles hiking cafeteria picnic total hours walk queue route parador
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The views were just amazing. My wife and I sat for hours with a picnic just soaking up the sun and the views. We managed to find a secluded spot and chilled. A real experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Reverendnoggin
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

The scenery is fantastic but the process to get the cable car is slow, tortuous and inefficient. We arrived at 10, which is when the website says that it opens, in fact this is wrong, it opens at 9! We then queued for 1.5 hours...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We booked the hotel nearby the car-cable (Parador) and it was very convenient for us to walk few meters to the entrance of the Car-cable. We made a round trip (i.e. up and down by car cable and a round tour inside the mountains). A...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank hezi g
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

If you don't want to spend hours queuing then arrive before it opens. We didn't the first time and with 1.5 hours to wait decided to do Pr25 which is a fabulous if challenging walk around and over the mountain , eventually coming out on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Karen90
Reviewed June 20, 2017

It is at least 3 hours up and over 2 hours down without allowing any time for pictures or rests. A superb trek but unrelelnting up hill with a very steep zig zag route up unstable ground for last 800 feet with some exposure. "...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank geoffviking
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Fuente De is about 25km from Potes driving through beautiful scenery along a very smooth road. The car park at Fuente De is free for both cars and motorhomes. It is an excellent place to stop and explore the area. The cable car to the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank sailboat326
Reviewed May 28, 2017

360 degree view -- you can see as far as the sea from the top --- once you reach a valley, climb 150 mts of rock to get all the way up --- bring your lunch and have it at the top --- and also...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jrjr18805
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We stayed the night at the Parador at Fuente De and then took the cable car to the top of the mountain. It was fast and incredible. View from the top were fantastic. Met a number of European travelers who were going to the top...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Gilbert J
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Enjoy the nice views and mountain area. The big down turn is that only the main trails are properly maintained. As soon as you walk on some of the smaller trails there is no signage and most trails are in poor conditions. For this reason...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank redbaron12016
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I am not great with heights but the cable car ride and walk at the summit was well worth it. It was very windy on some sections of the path so may be worth taking a coat. Also make sure you have some water or...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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April 9, 2016|
Response from wadlowphil | Reviewed this property |
The road stops just beyond the Hotel, at the lower cable car station. The cable car takes you to near the top of the mountain. I am not sure if you can pre book.
March 27, 2016|
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Response from aldman64 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be a good alternative route to drive via Fuente De when traveling from Santillana del Mar to Leon. The total distance is about 175 miles but the road through the Picos mountains is very slow. You really need to... More
February 22, 2016|
Response from aldman64 | Reviewed this property |
We went up in early June and there was no queue. We were told by the locals that in August you could queue for an hour or more and that it is advisable to arrive as early as possible to have best chance of shorter queues. I... More