Fuente De in the Picos de Europa Mountains

We had wandered through Potes and the Monastery of San Toribio and now we set off up the valley of the River Deva to Fuente Dé.

The first part of the road was green, rural – almost like being in England!

The road to Fuente De

Fuente De

Fuente De

The Parador at Fuente De with the cable car cables in the sky above

The Parador at Fuente De with the cable car cables in the sky above

Neither of us enjoy cable cars and so after coffee in the Parador, which in my view faces the ‘wrong way’, i.e. not towards the mountains, we walked around the meadows under the mountains, tame, but enjoyable nevertheless! The grass was covered with wild flowers, people were setting off to climb the mountain face (!), and a group were scrambling up the wrong side of a path leading to a waterfall. Everyone was having a good time, and it was hot too!

The meadows between the Parador and the mountains

The meadows between the Parador and the mountains

A waterfall off the mountain side

A waterfall off the mountain side

The cable cars were constantly in use – scarey to watch!

Cable cars crossing at Fuente De

Cable cars crossing at Fuente De

The rock faces towered above and about us – it is an extraordinary place.

The mountains at Fuente De

The mountains at Fuente De

The mountains at Fuente De

The mountains at Fuente De

The mountains at Fuente De

The mountains at Fuente De

The meadow below the mountains at Fuente De

The meadow below the mountains at Fuente De

Absolutely stunningly beautiful.