Day WalksDay Walks in the Picos de Europa
The Cares Gorge - 45€
Covadonga Lakes - 48€
The Naranjo de Bulnes - 50€
Mirador de Ordiales - 50€
River ActivitiesCanyoning, Canoeing and Caves
Canoeing Deva or Sella 30€
Beginners Canyoning 40€
Intermediate Canyoning 45€
Cave Canyoning from 60€
Via FerrataCables, Ladders, Bridges and Ziplines
Sella + 4 Ziplines 50€
Sella + 6 Ziplines 60€
Beyu + 1 Zipline 60€
Beyu + 7 Ziplines 80€
SurfingSurfing and Paddle Boarding
Surf Rodiles - 30€
Paddle Boarding Rodiles - 30€
Paddle Boarding Llanes - 35€
Rock ClimbingOne-to-One Rock Climbing Instruction in the Picos de Europa
Naranjo de Bulnes - from 190€
Classic Trad Routes - from 250€
Alpine Ridges - from 190€
Places to StayFind the Perfect Base for your Adventure
Mountain Refuges - 15€
El Toral Eco-Farm - 50€
La Llavona Cottage - 40€
BAIML International Mountain Leader
UK Mountain Leader Award
Surfing and SUP
Day 1: The Covadonga Lakes - The Ruta de las Majadas
Meet up in Cangas de Onis at 9:30am. A majada is a high mountain meadow, where cattle, horses, sheep and other animals are put out to pasture during the mild summer months. Starting from Lake Enol in the Eastern Massif of the Picos de Europa, the route heads up through many beautiful Majadas to the Vega de Ario, for a picnic lunch. The route continues via the Belbin Majada, famous for manufacturing Gamoneu cheese and returns to Lake Enol. Evening meal and overnight stay in Cangas de Onis.
Day 2: The Cares Gorge
The Cares Gorge, with its narrow passes and gullies, is right in the heart of the Picos de Europa mountains. Trekking this route is an unique experience; the trail is narrow, surrounded by wild vegetation and with water ever-present. Now and again the path goes through small tunnels carved through the rock and across bridges that hang over the abyss. All the while, rocky mountainside towers up on either side of the trail. On the way back to Boca de Huérgano there is a stop to visit the Riaño reservoir, and the option to take a boat trip. Evening meal and overnight stay in Boca de Huégano.
Day 3: The Montes de Carande. Valdecolina and Pelencinos Beech Forests
Breakfast. The mountains of Riaño and Mampodre are a relatively unvisited area of the Picos de Europa region. This route through the Montes de Carande passes through one of the largest deciduous forests in León. From Carande, the route continues to the beautiful Valdecolina and Pelencinos beech forests, frequented by wolves, bear, deer and red squirrels. The drive back to Potes is over the beautiful Puerto de San Glorio pass. There is a break in the journey to visit a small distillery where they make Orujo de Potes . Evening meal and overnight stay in Espinama.
Day 4: Fuente Dé and the Áliva Glacier Valley
Breakfast. The trip begins with a ride in Fuente Dé cable car which climbs up 800 metres to the top of the Áliva glacial valley. From there the day's walk is along this spectacular valley which divides the Central and Eastern massifs of the Picos de Europa and back down to Espinama. Evening meal and overnight stay in Arenas de Cabrales.
Day 5: Panoramic Views of the Naranjo de Bulnes
Breakfast. Starting from Sotres, this route is along a relatively unknown path, which offers spectacular views of the Central massif and the iconic Naranjo de Bulnes. Farewell lunch and back to Cangas de Onis where the expedition finishes.
Dates and Prices
|4-8 April||Double Room – 495€||Single Room – 535€|
|6-19 July||Double Room – 495€||Single Room – 535€|
|20-24 July||Double Room – 495€||Single Room – 535€|
|3-7 August||Double Room – 495€||Single Room – 535€|
|17-21 August||Double Room – 495€||Single Room – 535€|
|26-30 August||Double Room – 495€||Single Room – 535€|
|8-12 September||Double Room – 475€||Single Room – 515€|
|22-26 September||Double Room – 475€||Single Room – 515€|
If there are more than 4 of you booking, you can choose your own dates.
The 5 guided walks outlined in the itinerary.
4 evening meals
Luggage transport and support vehicle throughout the trip.
Fuente Dé cable car ticket
Tasting visit to the Orujo distillery
Local taxes and insurance
Picnic lunches can be bought the day before from local shops or from your hotel. For any non-picnic lunches there are many wonderful bars and restaurants offering local and international dishes. The average cost of a lunch varies between about 10 and 25 Euros.
All the routes are aimed at walkers wanting to enjoy relatively easy walks through spectacular mountain landscapes. The pace is calm and relaxed with frequent stops.
The length of the routes is between 10 and 15 kilometres with no more than 300 metres of height gain.
Day 1: Arrival
Meet up with the tour leader in Llanes, a beautiful fishing village on the Asturian coast.
Day 2: Canyoning and Surfing/SUP
Canyoning: descending a limestone river gorge which has been forged by melt water flowing down from the high peaks. This activity takes you, dressed in thick warm and protective wetsuits, into natural pools, water chutes and jumps, all in beautiful natural surroundings. In the afternoon, Surfing or SUP: Northern Spain, and the area around Llanes in particular, has some of the best surfing beaches in Europe. If the waves are too small to surf, this activity will be replaced by stand-up paddleboarding.
Day 3: Canoeing
Canoeing on the beautiful Rio Cares. Then transfer to Sotres, which at 1000m is the highest village in the Picos de Europa national park.
Day 4: The Aliva Glacier Valley
The spectacular Aliva Glacier Valley is also part of the GR-202 long-distance footpath, the Ruta de la Reconquista. The route starts in Sotres, dropping down to a collection of red-roofed shepherd huts known as the Vegas del Toro, the area is surrounded by grassland with many free-roaming cows, goats and sheep. It then starts to ascend following the Duje River, which divides the Central and Eastern Massifs and crosses the border between Asturias and Cantabria. From here it continues along the top of the lateral moraine of the long disappeared Aliva glaciers to the Aliva Mountain Refuge, which has superb views of the glacier valley and the massive peaks of Peña Vieja and Peña Olvidada towering above.
Day 5: Summit of the Horcados Rojos and the Cabaña Veronica Refuge
This day’s route leads from the Aliva Mountain Refuge to Horcados Rojos, above the majestic Fuente Dé glacial cirque. The summit of Horcados Rojos (2,503 m) is a magnificent peak in the Central Massif, accessible by its NW side. Along the way, it passes through the alpine mountain environment of the Picos de Europa. On the way back, there is a stop off at Cabaña Veronica mountain refuge, which was constructed using the anti aircraft emplacement of an US aircraft carrier, the USS Palau. From there the route continues to El Cable where you will descend in the cable car to Fuente Dé. Transfer to Caín.
Day 6: The Cares Gorge Trail
The Cares 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. Trekking this route is a unique experience; the trail is narrow, surrounded by wild vegetation and with water ever-present. The river flows along the valley-floor, its sound a constant companion. Now and again the path takes you through small tunnels carved through the rock and across bridges that hang over the abyss. All the while, rocky mountainside towers up on either side of the trail. The trail runs between Caín, in Leon and Poncebos, in Asturias. It follows the course of the Cares river, the region’s wildest and most beautiful river, covering 12 kilometers over easy terrain.
890 € per person (based on travelling from June to August)
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