June to September
2 days
Picos de Europa


Walking Holidays for families in Northern Spain

Walking tour specially designed for families looking for an unforgettable mini-trek in the Picos de Europa National Park.

Enjoy this hiking trip in one of Europe’s wildest, most beautiful and relatively undiscovered regions.

Picos de Europa National Park is spectacular: the rocky crests, the gorges, the valleys, the vast glacial lakes, the leafy forests. You can rest assured that you’ll be absolutely amazed at everything you see.


  • Walk along cliff-cut pathways through the divine Cares Gorge – over 1000m deep and twelve kilometres long.
  • Sleep in a Mountain Refuge in a Glacier Valley.
  • Enjoy a 4WD off-road scenic drive in the National Park.
  • Discover the shepherd’s life, living alone in the mountains


DURATION 2 Days 1 Night
ACTIVITIES The Cares Gorge Path, Picos de Europa off-road route and Hiking through the Áliva glacier valley
AGE From 10 years
DIFFICULTY No experience is required, be active and healthy and possess a spirit of adventure.

Hikes are between 10-12 km and 4 hours walking

Mentioned Activities 1 night Áliva Hotel-Refuge
1 Breakfast & dinner in the Refuge Map of the routes
Transportation in off-road vehicle from Cain to Fuente Dé Transportation from Sotres to Poncebos
Insurances Taxes
Meals Guide. You do the routes self-guided

You can request for extra days to do another activities such as Canoeing, canyoning, Vía Ferrata.


Additional information

Type of Room3 places, 4 places, 5 places, 6 places

Day 1: The Cares Gorge Path & OFF ROAD Excursion

Elevation Gain: + 250 m  Elevation Loss: – 150 m   Distance: 12 Km Time: 4 Hours.

Departure from Poncebos at 9.30. This gorge, with its narrow passes and gullies, is right in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains. The area’s stunning landscape affords unique views of the National Park. Getting to know this route is a unique experience. The trail is narrow, surrounded by wild vegetation, with water ever-present. The river flows along the valley-floor, its sound a constant companion in route. Now and again the path takes you through small tunnels carved out of the rock and across bridges that hang over the abyss. All the while, rocky mountainsides tower up on either side of the trail. The itinerary runs between Poncebos, in Asturias province and Cain, in Leon province. It runs parallel to the Cares, the area’s wildest river. The route covers 12 kilometres over easy terrain.

When we finish, our OFF-ROAD VEHICLE will be waiting for us. A wonderful scenic drive from Valdeon Valley until Fuente Dé arriving at Aliva Mountain Refuge with spectacular views of the Glacier Valley. Then, you’ll appreciate the warm evening and the great atmosphere with real climbers. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 2: Hiking in the Áliva Glacier Valley

 Elevation Gain: 0 m Elevation Loss: – 700 m  Distance: 10 Km   Time: 3-4 Hours.

You will leave the Refuge crossing the moraine of the great Aliva glacier, coming into Asturias and then, you will walk along the Duje River, this area is surrounded by grassland and you will have the opportunity to see the cows, goats and sheeps, to get a collection of red-roofed buildings known as “Vegas del Toro” and arriving in Sotres, the highest village in the national park. In the village, our vehicle is waiting for you to transfer back to Poncebos. 

Prices per person

Type of Room  Price per person
3 places 150 €
4 places 135 €
5 places 125 €
6 places 120 €

DATES 2019

From 1st of June to 30th of September.

You can choose your arrival date.

Please, fill in the form below. We will check availability and we’ll reply by email as soon as possible – usually within 24 hours.


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