The Cider Shire mountainous spurs offer the visitor unique natural balconies with amazing views over the Cantabrian Sea as well as to the near Picos de Europa and among them, the Cider Shire’s mountain queens: the mountain range of Sueve and Peñamayor.
The Mountains of Sueve
The Mountains of Sueve has its main attraction in being close to the sea, only 5 kms away, during this run you get down from the highest height in the “Picu Pienzu” at 1.159 mts, to the sea level. This 12 kms long protected space shows a singular flora with a relavant prersence of beech trees, holly trees and “texu” trees (taxus bacatta) with a special symbolic nature. Among its crags and forests some animal species like wild boar, fallow deer and vulture but the undisputed king of this lands is the “Asturcón” horse.
The Mountains of Peñamayor
It can be seen from a wide observatory radius in the central Asturian area, the “Triguero Peak” ascends up to 1,197mts and the whole range form a whole of great landscape value in which you can find amazing gorges, worked by the slow water erosion on limestones, as well as forest areas of decidous trees like the oak, chestnut and beech, where wild fauna like wild boars, roe deers, etc, cohabit with cattle which are fed with the rich pasture of these Mountains slopes.