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Huts and Refuges

From the Cabaña Veronica ©Josef Sastre
The Picos de Europa are fairly well served by mountain refuges, most being wardened just in the summer months.

Supplementing the services provided by these refuges are many small, basic shepherd's huts dotted all over the mountains. Don't expect much from these though apart from a roof and walls.
Discounts on the refuge rates are available for card-carrying international mountaineering club members. You should book bunk spaces and meals in advance online here.
Some huts are easily accessible by well-marked paths, some routes require mountaineering skills.
 
We've separated the huts into their respective massifs (see below) and have added location maps. The google maps are meant as a rough guide only as they're not 100% accurate. Use the + tool to zoom in on them first then click and drag the maps.

 

 

 

Eastern Massif Huts

Casetón de Ándara Refuge - 1,725m

  • Open all year Andara refuge
  • Wardened BUT
  • Out of summer season the warden is not always there
  • Telephone first to arrange
  • 18 bunks (mattresses on wooden floor of loft)
  • WC
  • Shower installed in summer
  • Meals available with prior booking
  • Heated (we recommend you carry your own firewood in winter!)
  • Natural spring nearby

 

ruben_hut_wardenThe Casetón de Ándara is the only wardened refuge in the Eastern Massif of the Picos de Europa. An old miners' hut it's surrounded by abandoned zinc mine workings below the west face of Pico Macondiú, 1,999m.

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Western Massif Huts

Refugio de Vegabaño - 1,432m Refugio Vegabaño

  • Open all year
  • Wardened
  • 35 bunks, blankets available, own sleeping bag advised
  • Hot water, heating, showers & WC
  • Food - all meals, snacks and drinks available.
  • Prices
  • Bunk (adult) €10 (child) €6
  • Breakfast €4
  • Lunches and dinners €11
  • Half-board €25 per day
  • Shower €3
  • Guided activities available

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Refugio Vega Redonda Refugio Vega Redonda(aka Vegarredonda) - 1,460m

  • Usually open all year
  • Wardened
  • 58 bunks
  • Blankets and sleeping bags available to hire
  • Meals and drinks available
  • Heated
  • Showers
  • Prices
  • Bunk (adult) €10 (child) €7,50 (baby) €5
  • Breakfast €5,20
  • Lunches and dinners €14
  • Guided activities available

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Refugio Vega de Ario - 1,634m Refugio Vega de Ario

  • Open from May - October
  • Wardened in summer
  • Emergency shelter in winter for 4 - 6 people
  • 42 bunks in two rooms
  • Blankets and duvets! available, own sleeping bag advised
  • Heated
  • Lockers available
  • WC for ladies only (scarce water supply)
  • Food and drinks available
  • Prices
  • Bunk (adult) €10 (child) €7,50 (baby) €5
  • Breakfast €5,20
  • Lunches and dinners €14

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Central Massif Huts

Cabaña Veronica - 2,325m

The Cabaña Veronica

  • Open all year
  • Presently only wardened between Easter - October
  • There are 3 bunks on one side of the interior with the possibility of another one under these on the floor (not for claustrophobics).
  • Take your own sleeping bag and camping stove
  • There is a solar-generated snow melter set up but no spring nearby so take your own water!
  • Large cave close by at the foot of the rockface below the hut
  • Emergency radio

 

 

Vega de Urriello Refuge (aka Naranjo de Bulnes) - 1,953m Urriellu refuge

  • Open all year
  • Wardened
  • 96 bunks
  • Emergency shelter with 12 bunks when warden away
  • Blankets available, own sleeping bags advised
  • Heated
  • WC
  • Natural spring nearby
  • Food and drinks
  • Prices
  • Bunk (adult) €10 (child) €7,50 (baby) €5
  • Breakfast €5,20
  • Lunches and dinners €14

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Jermoso Refuge - 2,064m Jermoso refuge

  • Open May - October
  • Wardened
  • 27 bunks
  • Emergency winter shelter with 9 bunks and bedding
  • Blankets available, own sleeping bag advised
  • Natural spring below hut
  • Meals, snacks and drinks available
  • Prices
  • Bunk €7
  • Breakfast €5
  • Lunches and dinners €14
  • Emergency radio

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Jou de Cabrones Refuge (aka J. Ramón Lueje) - 2,040m Cabrones refuge

  • Open all year
  • Wardened May - October
  • 20 bunks
  • Blankets + duvets available, own sleeping bag advised
  • Natural spring nearby
  • WC
  • Meals and drinks available
  • Prices
  • Bunk €7
  • Breakfast €5,20
  • Lunches and dinnners €14

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Áliva Hotel - 1,650m Aliva hotel

(A hotel that used to be a refuge. Included here because of its situation in the mountains and because of its reasonable prices).

  • Open June - October
  • 70 beds shared between rooms for 1 - 6 people
  • En-suite
  • Heated
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

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