Shelter - Refugio Vega Huerta


4 beds Free to use 2038m

From the A-8 (Cantabrian Motorway) whether you come from Santander or if you come from Gijón exit at exit 326 and take the N-634 towards Les Arriondes where we will take the N-625 to Cangas de Onís, following the road, many more kilometers, between the town of Ribota and Oseja de Sajambre, you have to take the CV-80-8 to Soto de Sajambre.
The main access road to the massif of the Cornión by the South. Departing from Soto de Sajambre, it leads to Frade and Vega Huerta, at the foot of the same Santa Peña.

You cross the village and take PR PNPE-9 that leads to Vegaño where you come to a crossroads where you take the right and going up through a forest of beech, where we reach an esplanade and find the Vegabaño shelter (saved) located the east end of the Vega. We follow the path, following a fence and we go along the path to a first stream. The path is well signposted with stone landmarks and marked with the passage of the mountaineers. We arrived at a more powerful sections, from the previous section, the track loses signals and there is a tendency to leave them at our right until we reach a wooden bridge that crosses the river. The path begins to ascend until we reach the hill of Cueto where we turn left where we continue to the hill of Frade, where arrived at the hill a little above we see the refuge of Frade (free) and the Canal del Perro in the background. After the refuge, we ascend and continue horizontally to the Canal del Perro where, once the climb is over, we have to head towards the pass that can be seen at the bottom, where at the end we see Peña Santa with its mythical South face. To which we are approaching the path runs through a caustic plateau, and we must pay attention to the milestones and avoid losing track in the field. There is only a slight descent, and we already see the Vega Huerta refuge.

Refuge data:
Small shelter for 4 people in cement bunk beds, a table and two benches. Yet

Information thanks to:


Hiking association: Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa


Beds Drinking water Table

How to get there

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 43.1927 Longitude: -4.96383
Zone: Vega Huerta