Great Walking Tour Picos de Europa515 € IVA incl.
This Trekking takes us into the wonderful mountain scenery of Picos de Europa National Park. This tour explores the Picos de Europa National Park with walks in the wild landscapes of the western, central and eastern massifs.
It is an Eco destination- one of the first National Parks in Europe. As such, no mass tourism or infrastructure is related to that. Instead, you have a genuine natural environment where wild nature & man lives harmoniously in balance with each other.
It’s not just difficult to find words to describe the landscape in the Picos de Europa National Park; it’s almost impossible! Everything in this setting in northern Spain is spectacular: the rocky crests, the gorges, the valleys, the vast glacial lakes, the leafy forests… and the best way to get to know them is on foot. You can rest assured that you’ll be amazed at everything you see on this tour.
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.
This tour gives you all of that; the walking is one part of it, the cultural & environmental experiences are the others.
TRANSPORTATION & LUGGAGE
We move in a van (9 places), ideal for getting around the mountain roads familiarly and flexibly. We recommend bringing one main piece of baggage and a daypack, better than a rigid suitcase because we have limited space in the vehicle
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- DEPOSIT. A deposit of 20% is required to reserve a place on tour. The Deposit should be paid immediately to ensure that the tour company Rumbo a Picos can confirm your reservation.
- FINAL PAYMENT. Final payment must be made no later than 30 days before the tour’s start date.
- If the client cancels their booking before the tour start date, to cover the tour company’s costs & administrative expenses, the company will retain for cancellation before 90days/€50, 60days/€100, 30days/€150. It will refund the client all other payments the company received from the client.
- If the client cancels their booking within 30 days of the tour start date, the tour company will not make any refund to the client.
- The tour company reserves the right to modify the tour program & the itinerary in the event of circumstances outside of their control, such as Force Majure, severe or unsuitable weather or any other circumstances they consider necessary to ensure the safety of the tour participants.
- If a participant abandons the tour for whatever reason, they should inform the Guide in writing of their decision. Any related expenses must be paid by the participant.
Be active and healthy and possess a spirit of adventure. Exercise several times per week.
Be comfortable hiking 10-15 Km per day in hilly or mountainous terrain.
Maximum 300m per day. There are occasional demanding descents.
10 – 15 km.
The paths are good and well-marked.
Lakes of Covadonga. The Route of the Majadas.12km
Las Peñas de Bejes.8km
The Cares Gorge. 12km
Fuente Dé Cable car & Aliva Glacier valley.14,5km
Monte Camba trail, Naranjo de Bulnes Panorama route.10km
DATES & PRICES
If you have around four or more people at your party, we can organise a private group departing on a date to suit you. They may all be friends or just several individuals who wish to book a tour.
From 10th to 14th July
From 24th to 28th July – From 7th to 11th August – From 28th August to 1st September
✓ 4 nights in rural hotels.
✓ 4 dinners.
✓ Fuente Dé cable car ticket.
✓ English speaking certified guide.
✓ 4 breakfasts.
✓ All listed activities.
✓ Transportation and luggage transfers.
✓ Insurance & Taxes.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
╳ Cancellation Insurance.
Are you a solo traveller? Most of our clients are solo travellers. When you make the reservation, you can choose between a single room or a shared room with another person of the same gender.
Lakes of Covadonga. The Route of the Majadas
Meeting point in Cangas de Onis at 9.30. Transfer to Covadonga Lakes. A Majada is a high mountain meadow where horses, sheep or other animals are put out to pasture during the mild summer months. The trip starts from Lake Enol in the heart of the Picos de Europa mountain range and heads up to the top of La Reblagas and then to the beautiful Toyeyo Majada. The route then continues towards the Las Bobias Majada and to Vega de Ario, where you will stop to eat with spectacular views of the Cantabrian Sea and peaks of Las Peñas Santas. Finally, the route continues via the Belbin Majada, famous for manufacturing Gamonedo cheese and returns to Lake Enol. Transfer to Arenas de Cabrales. Dinner and accommodation in Arenas de Cabrales.
Monte Camba trail. Iconic Naranjo de Bulnes Panorama Route.
Breakfast. The walk begins directly from Sotres. After leaving the village, a forest path leads us up to the Cabin shepherds of La Caballar. We continue down where the scenery changes, crossing a beautiful beech forest. Looking skywards, it is possible to spot various eagles and vultures roaming the thermals. Finally, the path leads us to a viewpoint at ‘Majada Tobaos’, which rewards us with commanding views of Tielve far below and the jagged peaks of the central massif in the distance. Lunch in a homemade restaurant, transfer to Arenas de Cabrales. Dinner and accommodation in Arenas de Cabrales.
The Cares Gorge
Breakfast. With its narrow passes and gullies, this gorge 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 is a constant companion en route. Now and again, the path takes you through small tunnels carved out of the rock and across bridges that hang over the abyss. Meanwhile, rocky mountainsides tower up on either side of the trail. The itinerary runs between Poncebos, in Asturias province and Cain, in Leon province, and It runs parallel to the Cares, the area’s wildest river. The route covers 12 kilometres over easy terrain. Transfer to Espinama. We will do a stop-off in the town of Potes. Dinner and accommodation in Espinama.
Fuente Dé Cable Car. The Áliva Glacier Valley.
Breakfast. The route begins with a cable car ride from Fuente Dé to the mountaintop station & continues with a brief climb up to the Horcadina de Covarrobres. The descent starts on a track that traverses the vast mountain prairies between the Central and Eastern Massifs, known as the Puertos de Áliva, where there is a hotel/Refugio where you may buy refreshments. Transfer to Espinama. Dinner and accommodation in Espinama.
Las Peñas de Bejes
Breakfast. To end this beautiful trip, we will visit the Eastern Massif, perhaps the most unknown to the public, but also of great beauty. Next, we move to the town of Bejes to take a fantastic walk around the surroundings of this beautiful town. We will go up to Pico Cueto Cunorio, an authentic viewpoint of the Picos de Europa and the Hermida gorge, where we will find an orientation table with the names of the prominent peaks. At the end of the route, we will taste the delicious Bejes-Tresviso cheese. Farewell lunch and after lunch transfer to Cangas de Onís to end our expedition.