Bulnes

Bulnes

Bulnes is a tiny charming village in the middle of the Picos de Europa. It’s a kind of village that is rare to find. Bulnes can only be visited on foot or by cable car. It is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle, enjoy a beautiful walk through nature, and the pleasant atmosphere of this village. The village still has 30 inhabitants.

Bulnes hike
Bulnes
Picos de Europa
Bulnes hike

The walk to Bulnes

If you opt for the walk to visit the village, it’s best to depart from Poncebos. It is one of the most popular hikes in the area, along with the Covadonga Lakes and Ruta del Cares. The hike from Poncebos is about 4 kilometers long and takes 1.5 hours. In total, you ascend 400 meters and therefore it is quite easy. It is also possible to do the hike with children.

Bulnes hike
Bulnes
Picos de Europa

The village of Bulnes

Once you arrive in the village, you won’t believe your eyes. It’s reminiscent of the Shire from the Lord of The Rings. A babbling brook, charming old houses, lots of greenery, and surrounded by stunning mountains. From Bulnes, there are various walks to viewpoints, but the best thing to do, of course, is to relax on the terrace and enjoy a well-deserved drink.

Bulnes
Picos de Europa
Bulnes
Picos de Europa

Restaurants in Bulnes

Once you’ve arrived in Bulnes, you can relax at various local restaurants. They are all equally lovely. If you want to enjoy a stunning view, your best bet is to find a spot at Bar Mirador. Prices are comparable to other villages. Although most places accept cards, it’s wise to bring some cash.
It’s also important to know that there’s no mobile reception in Bulnes. So, settling the bill quickly with your phone is not an option.

Bulnes
Picos de Europa
Bulnes
Picos de Europa

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