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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    Riano, oh dear god what a let down that place was, may be it was because it was a dull grey day but what a horrible place I found that to be.
    Sad to say I was up there as they were creating the reservoir, flooding the old settlements & shifting folk up to high ground mainly at Riano, so I can but concede that it's pretty dull there. The N621 running along the north shore was then a construction road, a bit of a challenge for us idiots on sports bikes. Wiki shows a pic of Old Riano: -

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ria%C3...1o_antiguo.jpg

    Personally I never get much luck with Fuente De, or Potes; always seems to be in a cloud for us. Anyway, we usually stay down at the Parador at Cangas de Onis, about a mile out of town at Villanueva. Michelin show a nice route covering the whole Picos - La Hermida defile, Fuente De, San Glorio Pass, Los Beyos defile, Covadonga & the Lakes, the Cares Gorges. You would need a good 3 days to do it justice; probably best to split the stay between Potes & Cangas, with a trip up the cable car at FD if the weather is clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squibb34 View Post
    Sad to say I was up there as they were creating the reservoir, flooding the old settlements & shifting folk up to high ground mainly at Riano, so I can but concede that it's pretty dull there. The N621 running along the north shore was then a construction road, a bit of a challenge for us idiots on sports bikes. Wiki shows a pic of Old Riano: -

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ria%C3...1o_antiguo.jpg

    Personally I never get much luck with Fuente De, or Potes; always seems to be in a cloud for us. Anyway, we usually stay down at the Parador at Cangas de Onis, about a mile out of town at Villanueva. Michelin show a nice route covering the whole Picos - La Hermida defile, Fuente De, San Glorio Pass, Los Beyos defile, Covadonga & the Lakes, the Cares Gorges. You would need a good 3 days to do it justice; probably best to split the stay between Potes & Cangas, with a trip up the cable car at FD if the weather is clear.
    Yup we’ll be in that Parador before going to Hotel del Oso
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    Hotel Del Oso is fab - only downside of staying in that village is there is only one way in and out unless you do some illegal off roading?

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    Riano on a grey day


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    We went out to this area a couple of years ago I canot remember the exact routes we took but there are some great roads to be had with even less trafic than the Picos

    It was a good day out from Ribedessella about 400 miles IIRC
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