The Hostel El Diablo de la Peña is located on Cain, a privileged site which offers many attractions, including the trail of the Cares and the Picos de Europa:
Cares Gorges.- (see photo gallery)
This trail, also known by many as “Divine Gorges”, follow an easy and well marked path. However, given its length, 12 km round trip, it is not always feasible by everyone in a single day. Despite the width of the road, one must be vigilant to the magnificent cliffs on the river. This trail links the provinces of Asturias and Leon, and allows walking in the entrails of the Picos de Europa, surrounded by mountains over 2,000 meters high, while enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Cares River .
Spectacularly beautiful, this trail is a must for nature lovers.
Chapel Corona.- (see photo gallery)
On the Mount Corona there is the little chapel where we celebrate, in the first days of September, the saint patron of the valley, the Virgin of Corona, with a “romería” and a procession. This sanctuary houses a polychrome wooden statue of the seventeenth century, recently restored.
The legend says that here was crowned Don Pelayo after defeating the Muslim army at the Battle of Covadonga. It seems that after the battle, the king advanced with his army in pursuit of the enemy and was proclaimed in each of the new territories where he arrived. This made him to be successively proclaimed or “partially” crowned in many locations, which could explain the fact that several regions of the Picos de Europa claim the final coronation of the king .
Caín de arriba.- (see photo gallery)
Only 30 minutes from the present village of Cain, located in a sheltered place, lies the ancient village of Cain , “Cain from above”, consisting of a dozen buildings, between barns and houses, that the villagers use today to keep their livestock (sheep and goats). These buildings are built of stone and tile, or straw with woven branches of hazel. The village is surrounded by farmland and pastures.
This pleasant walk will allow you to better understand how people lived in these villages.
Viewpoint of the Tombo.- (see photo gallery)
Inaugurated in 1964 in tribute to Don Julio Delgado Ubeda, this viewpoint is located on the road from Cordiñanes to Cain at 800 m high. It has a unique architectural ensemble, a statue of a chamois (lord of the peaks), sculpted by Jose Luis Alonso Coomonte, which is the emblem of the National Park. This site can be considered one of the best places to see the summits of the Picos de Europa, the Mount Corona , and the depth of the Gorges of the Cares.
High point of Panderruedas.- (see photo gallery)
Also known as Piedrashitas perspective, it is the natural gateway to the valley of Valdeón from Riaño (Leon) or Cangas de Onis ( Asturias ). From here, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Picos de Europa. Furthermore, it is the starting point of several hiking trails, both during the summer and the winter.
Viewpoint of Valdeón.- (see photo gallery)
Located half-height (1280 m) in a raid from the high point of Panderruedas to Posada de Valdeón, it was restored in 2006 by the National Park. It gives a unique perspective of the entire western and central massif, and of the valley of Valdeón.
“Chorco” of the wolves.- (see photo gallery)
This old wolf hunting trap is perfectly preserved, and is located on the road from Cordiñanes to Cain. It is well worth the detour.
Medieval Necropolis.- (see photo gallery)
Also located in Corona ‘s Mountain, this small necropolis was discovered during the construction of a small power plant designed to supply the valley.