PICOS DE EUROPA

Different ways to explore Picos

Picos de Europa More than Birds

From June to November.

Located in the northwest of Spain (Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León) Picos de Europa was the first Spanish National Park, declared in 1918.

Picos de Europa are made up of three limestone massifs, the best representation of the Cantabrian mountain. Beautiful landscapes, alpine wildlife, magic forests, traditional culture and delicious gastronomy are waiting for you in one of the best nature destinations in Spain.

We adapt the trip to your fitness and skill in the mountains, to make your time in Picos de Europa more enjoyable.

We offer three to ten days to learn about the natural paradise of the Picos de Europa.

  • Time: from June to September
  • Duration: three days
  • Minimum group: two person (Special discounts for groups and travel agencies)

For this trek you need to be in a good physical condition.

 

Day 1

  • Guests arrive in Santa Marina the Valdeon, León 17:00 – 19:00
  • Introduction to Picos de Europa National Park and explanation of daily route 20:00
  • Traditional dinner in La Ardilla Real 20:30
  • Sleep time 23:00

 

Day 2

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:50 Taxi to Cordiñanes village
  • 09:00 Start of the route from Cordiñanes to Collado Jermoso*
  • 13:00 Picnic on route
  • 18:00 Arrival in Collado Jermoso and accomodation in the Diego Mella mountain
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:30 Sleep time

 

Day 3

  • Breakfast 08:00
  • Start of the route from Collado Jermoso to Remoña** 09:00
  • Picnic in the Liordes meadows 13:00
  • Arrival in Remoña 17:00
  • Taxi to Santa Marina de Valdeón 17:30
  • End of the trip 18:30

Price: 270 € per person (include: guided services and insurance, accomodation, two breakfast, two picnic and two dinner, two taxi services)

Description of the routes:

The routes will take place at a slow pace and interpretive stops will be made in order to enjoy and know the nature of the Picos de Europa.

* From Cordiñanes to Collado Jermoso: 9 kilometers, 340 meters of negative elevation, 1100 meters of positive elevation, moderate technical difficulty, high physical difficulty.

** Form Collado Jermoso to Remoña: 8 kilometers, 790 meters of negative elevation, 520 meters of positive elevation, low-moderate technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Picos de Europa Collado Jermoso

  • Time: October and November
  • Duration: Three days
  • Minimum group: two persons (Special discounts for groups and travel agencies)

Enjoy the fall colors!

 

Day 1

  • Guests arrival at Santa Marina the Valdeon, León 17:00 – 19:00
  • Introduction to Picos de Europa National Park and explanation of the route 20:00
  • Traditional dinner in La Ardilla Real* 20:30
  • Sleep time 23:00

 

Day 2

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:50 Taxi to the town of Soto de Sajambre
  • 09:00 Hike from Soto de Sajambre to Collado Vegabaño**
  • 13:00 Traditional meal in Vegabaño mountain lodge
  • 19:00 Taxi to the town of Santa Marina
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:30 Holding a magosto (traditional festival with chestnuts and sweet cider)
  • 00:00 Sleep time

 

Day 3

  • Breakfast 08:00
  • Taxi to Panderruedas mountain pass 08:50
  • Hike from Panderruedas mountain pass to Posada de Valdeón***09:00 
  • Taxi to Santa Marina de Valdeón 13:00
  • Traditional meal in La Ardilla Real hostel 13:10 
  • Guided visit tothe town of Santa Marina 15:00
  • End of the trip 16:00 

Price: 290 € per person (it includes: guided services and insurance, accommodation, two breakfasts, two traditional meals and two dinners, four taxi services)

* Accommodations in 4 persons dormitories. Possibility of single or double room at an additional cost of 40 and 25 euros per person, respectively.

Hikes descriptions:

The hikes will take place at a slow pace and interpretive stops will be made in order to enjoy and undertand the landscape and nature of Picos de Europa.

** From Soto de Sajambre to Collado Vegabaño, circular hike 12 km, 430 meters of elevation gain, 520 meters of elevation loss, no technical difficulty, low physical difficulty. In this hike we will visit the Roblón de Cuestafría an centenary oak tree.

*** From Panderruedas mountain pass to Posada de Valdeón. 14 km, 450 meters of elevation gain, 725 meters of elevation loss, no technical difficulty, low physical difficulty.

Picos de Europa otoño

  • Time: from June to September
  • Duration: six days
  • Minimum group: two persons (Special discounts for groups and travel agencies)

For this trekking you need to have a good level of physical fitness.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather and the availability of accommodations.

 

Day 1:

Guests arrive in Casa Cayo, Potes (Cantabria) 17:00 – 19:00
Introduction to Picos de Europa National Park and explanation of daily route 20:00
Traditional dinner in Casa Cayo 20:30
Guided visit to Potes, medieval village 21:30
Sleep time 23:00


 

Day 2:

08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Taxi to Fuente Dé
09:15 Cableway heading up into the mountains
09:30 Start of the route from El Cable to Horcados Rojos
13:30 Picnic time in Cabaña Verónica  mountain lodge
14:00 Arrival at Horcados Rojos and time to enjoy the Uriellu Peak views
14:30 Back to Áliva meadows
16:00 Arrival in Áliva Hotel and free time
20:30 Dinner
22:30 Sleep time


 

Day 3:

Breakfast 08:00
Start of the route from Áliva to Sotres village 08:45
Picnic time in “los Invernales del Toro” (traditional buildings for cattle) 13:00
Arrival to Sotres and accomodation in Peña Castil Hotel  16:00
Guided visit to a traditional “Cabrales” cheese factory and a natural cave and cheese and cider tasting 17:00
Free time 18:30
Dinner 20:30
Sleep time 23:30


 

Day 4:

08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Start of the route from Sotres to Vega del Urriellu
13:00 Picnic in route
17:30 Arrival to Vega del Urriellu and acommodation in Uriellu mountain lodge
18:00 Free time
20:30 Dinner
23:00 Sleep time


 

Day 5:

Breakfast 08:00
Start of the route from Vega del Urriellu to Poncebos 08:45
Picnic in Bulnes (a isolated village in the middle of the mountain without road) 13:00
Back to Poncebos 14:30
Arrival to Bulnes and acommodation in Arcea Mirador de Cabrales hotel 18:00
Dinner 20:30
Sleep time 23:00


 

Day 6:

08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Start of the Cares route from  Poncebos to Posada de Valdeón
13:00 Picnic in Bulnes Caín village
15:30 Guided visit to “chorco de los lobos” an ancient wolfs trap
18:00 Arrival to Posada de Valdeón and acommodation in Casa Begoña
18:30 Free time
20:30 Dinner
23:00 Sleep time


 

Day 7:

Breakfast 08:00
Taxi to “Valcavao” 08:45
Start of the route from  Valcavao to Fuente Dé 09:15
Picnic on route 13:30
Arrival to Fuente Dé 16:30
Taxi to Potes 17:00
End of the trip 17:30


Price: 950 € per person (including taxes)

Descriptions routes:

The routes will take place at a slow pace and interpretive stops will be made in order to enjoy and know the nature of the Picos de Europa.

Fuente Dé – El Cable – Horcados Rojos – Áliva: 13 km, 720 meters down hill, 570 meters up hill, low technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

From Áliva to Sotres: 9 km, 900 meters down hill, 250 meters up hill, none technical difficulty, low physical difficulty.

From Sotres to Vega del Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes Pike): 8km, 168 meters down hill, 900 meters up hill, low technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Vega del Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes Pike) – Bulnes Village – Poncebos: 9km, 1900 meters down hill, 197 meters up hill, low technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Poncebos – Caín – Posada de Valedeón: 21 km, 173 meters down hill, 886 meters up hill,  none technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Valcavao – Fuente Dé: 9 km, 900 meters down hill, 200 meters up hill.

Picos de Europa Central Massif

  • Time: form June to September
  • Duration: ten days
  • Minimum group: two persons (Special discounts for groups and travel agencies)

For this trekking you need to have a good physical fitness.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather and the availability of accommodations.

 

Day 1

Guests arrive in Casa Cayo, Potes (Cantabria) 17:00 – 19:00
Introduction to Picos de Europa National Park and explanation of daily route 20:00
Traditional dinner in Casa Cayo 20:30
Guided visit to Potes, medieval village 21:30
Sleep time 23:00


 

Day 2

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:45 Taxi to Fuente Dé
  • 09:15 Cableway heading up into the mountains
  • 09:30 Start of the route from El Cable to Horcados Rojos
  • 13:30 Picnic time in Cabaña Verónica  mountain lodge
  • 14:00 Arrival at Horcados Rojos and time to enjoy the Uriellu Peak views
  • 14:30 Back to Áliva meadows
  • 16:00 Arrival in Áliva Hotel and free time
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:30 Sleep time

 

Day 3

    • Breakfast 08:00

Start of the route from Áliva to Sotres village 08:45

  • Picnic time in “los Invernales del Toro” (traditional buildings for cattle) 13:00
  • Arrival to Sotres and accomodation in Peña Castil Hotel  16:00
  • Guided visit to a traditional “Cabrales” cheese factory and a natural cave and cheese and cider tasting 17:00
  • Free time 18:30
  • Dinner 20:30
  • Sleep time 23:30

 

Day 4

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:45 Start of the route from Sotres to Vega del Urriellu
  • 13:00 Picnic in route
  • 17:30 Arrival to Vega del Urriellu and acommodation in Uriellu mountain lodge
  • 18:00 Free time
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 23:00 Sleep time

 

Day 5

    • Breakfast 08:00

Start of the route from Vega del Urriellu to Poncebos

  • 08:45
  • Picnic in Bulnes (a isolated village in the middle of the mountain without road) 13:00
  • Back to Poncebos 14:30
  • Arrival to Bulnes and acommodation in Arcea Mirador de Cabrales hotel 18:00
  • Dinner 20:30
  • Sleep time 23:00

 

Day 6

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:45 Start of the Cares route from  Poncebos to Posada de Valdeón
  • 13:00 Picnic in Bulnes Caín village
  • 15:30 Guided visit to “chorco de los lobos” an ancient wolfs trap
  • 18:00 Arrival to Posada de Valdeón and acommodation in Casa Begoña
  • 18:30 Free time
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 23:00 Sleep time

 

Day 7

  • Breakfast 08:00
  • Taxi to “Valcavao” 08:45
  • Start of the route from  Valcavao to Fuente Dé 09:15
  • Picnic on route 13:30
  • Arrival to Fuente Dé 16:30
  • Taxi to Puertas de Vidiago 17:00
  • Arrival at Puertas de Vidiago and accomodation in Casona la Torre hotel 18:00
  • Free time 18:30
  • Tradicional dinner in ‘Casa Poli’ 20:30
  • Sleep time 23:00

 

Day 8

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Taxi to Pría and guided visit to the Bufones and Guadamía beach.
  • 13:30 Lunch in traditional restaurant ‘El Llagar del Cabañón’ in Nueva de Llanes
  • 16:30 Guided visit to Gulpiyuri beach and Nueva beach
  • 19:00 Taxi to Puertas de Vidiago
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 23:00 Sleep time

 

Day 9

  • Breakfast 08:00
  • Taxi to Torimbia beach and free time 10:15
  • Picnic 13:30
  • Taxi to Ribadesella 19:00
  • Accomodation in Brisas del. Sella Hotel 20:00
  • Dinner 20:30
  • Sleep time 23:00

 

Day 10

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Guided visit to Ribadesella
  • 13:30 Lunch in local restaurant
  • 15:00 En of the trip

Price: 1300 € per person (including taxis)

Description of the routes:

The routes will take place at a slow pace and interpretive stops will be made in order to enjoy and know the nature of the Picos de Europa.

Fuente Dé – El Cable – Horcados Rojos – Áliva: 13 km, 720 meters down hill, 570 meters up hill, low technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

From Áliva to Sotres: 9 km, 900 meters down hill, 250 meters up hill, none technical difficulty, low physical difficulty.

From Sotres to Vega del Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes Pike): 8km, 168 meters down hill, 900 meters up hill, low technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Vega del Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes Pike) – Bulnes Village – Poncebos: 9km, 1900 meters down hill, 197 meters up hill, low technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Poncebos – Caín – Posada de Valedeón: 21 km, 173 meters down hill, 886 meters up hill,  none technical difficulty, moderate physical difficulty.

Valcavao – Fuente Dé: 9 km, 900 meters down hill, 200 meters up hill.

Macizo central Picos

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