Hoofing it in the mountains
Today is a break from cycling. Fuente De is our spot for two nights. The plan, weather permitting, is to take the tram (they call it a teleférico) to the alpine, in the Parque Nacional Picos de Europa. The weather forecasts have been dead wrong and we’re hoping for a continuation of that because it calls for rain…and the lucky streak continues.
This tram is unsupported between the bottom and top stations, 2470 vertical feet. It’s a small cabin, with a limit of 25 passengers, so it doesn’t have the cattle car feel of some of the larger ski area trams. We’re hiking as a team, so the photo opp at the top is easy.
Geoff has us hiking up, over a pass and down to a refugeo for coffee or a beer and a bite, then back. It’s a 3+ hour affair in stunning, alpine country. The surprising part is how much grazing livestock is up there.