Fuente Dé Cable Car (Routes, schedule and tips)

There are few places in Spain where 753 meters high are saved in just 4 minutes. The Fuente Dé cable car is capable of ascend to the traveler until snowy peaks from the Peaks of Europe, at 1,823m high, a unique panoramic tour in Cantabria.

Fuente Dé is a unique place for hiking trips and even to spend the day with the family, as it is an ideal place to go accompanied with children.

A day at the cable car of Fuente Dé

Ascend from the cable car

West of Liebana Valley The cable car of Fuente Dé is located, a few kilometers from the town ofPots. Each summer this place in Cantabria becomes one of the best viewpoints of Picos de Europa and a starting point for several hiking trails.

Fuente Dé Cable Car

To access Fuente Dé it is convenient to reserve and buy tickets at the scheduled time, since in summer it is common to have to wait queues 2 or 3 hours to climb. We paid the hazing and we had to make time in the area, since once you park it is not worth moving the car.

Fuente Dé Cable Car
Fuente Dé Cable Car

The ascent takes about 4 minutes, leaving you at almost 1,900m and with magnificent views. At the top there is a coffee shop and a viewpoint to the valley, but the best is behind, a path that ascends to several hiking trails in the middle of Picos de Europa.

Hiking trails

From the top there are 2 simple hiking trails to spend a full day in Fuente Dé.

The crossing of red Horcados

  • Distance: 11km
  • Duration: 4h 30min (round trip)

The summit of Red Horcados has 2,503m high, so from where the Fuente Dé cable car leaves you, you have to cover a slope of about 700m. The route is of type linear, so you have to go back the same way once you reach the summit.

Route by Fuente Dé
Route by Fuente Dé

The best of this route are the views of the Massif Central of the Picos de Europa, one of the best experiences you can do in the area.

Through the Ports of Avila

  • Distance: 14.5km
  • Duration: 4h 15min

The route through the Ports of Avila is the preferred route for many to be simple and above all, down, since the road travels from the top of the Fuente Dé cable car to the ticket office and parking.

Route by Fuente Dé
Route by Fuente Dé

The route is an ideal option for those who prefer to get back on foot once promoted by the cable car. It is not as pretty as the previous one, the truth, but in any case it is worth it if you fancy a good day of hiking.

Practical data

Schedule and rates

Open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In winter it is open until 6pm.

  • Adult(round trip): € 17
  • Childish (round trip: € 6

Where to sleep?

Here are three good options for sleeping in the area.

  • Parador de Fuente Dé. Next to the cable car, it is the best option in the area
  • Apartments and Rooms Sebrango. Super well valued and highly recommended
  • Rio Cubo Apartments. Next to an idyllic environment, it is one of the best options in the area

Rent a car

We leave you a discount link in case you decide to rent a car to go to Fuente Dé.