Fuente De is a hamlet at the foot of the Urrieles, the central massif of the Picos de Europa and houses a restaurant, hotel and the
lower station of the Teleferico Fuente De.
The place sits at an altitude of 1070 m in a so-called cirque, a semicircular valley formed by strong glacial erosion at the end of the last Ice age.
The cable car lifts you in 4 minutes to El Portal de Picos, the upper station at an altitude of 1823 m. The moment you step outside you will be overwhelmed by a fantastic view of snowcapped mountains, grand vistas and great panoramas. And even from within the El Cable restaurant you can enjoy the view.
The barren limestone landscape here is of an eerie beauty but looks unforgiving, but it is home to Calabrian chamois and several species of bird.
From the station you can take several hikes into the Central Massif, a popular route is the 14 km walk to Sotres.
As there are only two cabins, expect long lines in high season.
We visited Fuente De on a bright sunny morning in May 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic views.