Cabeza de Manzaneda

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Ourense, Spain, Europe
Hiking, Mountaineering
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
5843 ft / 1781 m
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Cabeza de Manzaneda
Created On: Apr 11, 2012
Last Edited On: Apr 11, 2012


Ski resortski resort
Track of normal routetrack

The three most prominent peaks of the Massif Galaico-Leonés are Cabeza de Manzaneda (1,781 m), Peña Trevinca (2,127 m) and Teleno (2,188 m), but of these the first is the least interesting from a mountaineering point of view because it has a road that reaches the antennas located near the top. It does not help that its northern side is located a ski resort that has become too civilized.

However usually the station is often closed for winter use and open only as tourist use, in order to recover some of the investment, so you have enabled some trails and off-season activities. Interestingly, the climb with some snow, in the absence of machines for ice, the station does not usually allows skiing but you can enjoy easy walks, which in this case allowed across the tracks, but it certainly would recommend avoiding it if it's open for skiing.

The summit has some interest among collectors to be in the position 70 of the 100 most prominent peaks of the Iberian Peninsula.

Note: I didn't take good pictures of the peak because I climbed with a lot of fog after a big snowfall and a lot of my pictures were "white over white". If somebody have some pictures of the peak I will thank adding to page.

Getting There

The ski resort of Cabeza de Manzaneda is reached from the village of Proba de Trives, near of Ponferrada.

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Red Tape

Paint of P.R. (small route)ski lift

The normal route goes from a ski resort and you can't walk over the tracks if it's in use for skiers.


I thing the area is not very interesting to camping.
You have apartments in th ski resort and a lot of hotels in Ponferrada, nice city with churchs and a Castle.

External Links

webcam: summit
Manzaneda ski resort