PICOS DE EUROPA is an unique region of Spain along the North coast near the city of Santander, Gijón and Oviedo. The Picos are a limestone mountain range that hug the provinces of Asturias, Cantabria & the North part of the biggest province in Spain – Castille y Leon.
It is an Eco destination- one of the first National Parks in Europe. As such there is no mass tourism or the infrastructure that is related to that. Instead you have the genuine natural environment where wild nature & man live harmoniously in balance with each other.
As a limestone range with peaks reaching 2,600m, deep valleys & green pastures where animals graze up to 2,000m, the area is rich in wild life, plants, history & geology. Bears, wolves, eagles, vultures, chamois, deer & many others populate the area along with alpine plants & so much more. Ancient man lived here as did the Romans, Celts & others. It is steeped in history & traces of it are evident throughout.
The Picos are just 40 minutes inland from the Cantabrian Sea which gives them a uniqueness not just for the spectacular views but also for their sculptured peaks. Little villages populate the valleys with some also higher up & dotted throughout the three “massifs”, giving this area, that lovely authentic experience of rural living where local culture & gastronomy are still preserved.
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More than 20 years organizing hiking trips in the National Park of Picos de Europa with best mountain leaders.
We have a wide range of hiking trips to Picos de Europa options during the whole year, Anillo Picos de Europa, Great tour around Picos de Europa, Trekking 3 Massifs Picos de Europa, The Picos de Europa Experience, snwshoeing trips, etc.
Different hiking levels. We have a great variety of hiking tours that will suit to your mountain experience and fitness.
Different types of accommodation. Mountain huts, smart hotels, hostels, etc.