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Las Ubiñas-La Mesa

Las Ubiñas-La Mesa is a 451 km² natural park located in Asturias in the central part of the Cantabrian Mountains. Since 11 July 2012, it is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.

The mountain range is an area with relief and strong contrasts, with the most spectacular core being the Macizo de Ubiña, a massif with peaks just above 2,400 meters, such as the Peña Ubiña and the Picos del Fontán. This makes it the second highest mountain range in the Cantabrian Mountains, after the Picos de Europa.

At lower altitudes we find deep valleys surrounded by beautiful landscapes, such as the beech forests that characterize this area, around the Taja, Valdecarzana, Val de Sampedro and Páramo rivers.

It is a very good hiking area that is rich in many paths of different difficulty levels. The hikes to the highest peaks go through steep rocky areas, which require some experience and caution.

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