Picos Peaks and Gorges Trek


Holiday Fact File

Trip Code: TSQ
Region: Europe
Countries visited: Spain
Activities: Classic Walks, Languages, Food Of The World, Centre Based, Mountains
Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 5 days centre-based walking and 1 free day. Altitude maximum 2214m, average 1500m.
Meals: All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 5 dinners included.
Accomodation: 7 nights at the family-run Hotel Torrecerredo.
Group: Normally 6 to 16, plus leader.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Wonderfully varied walks in the beautiful Picos de Europa

Views of the Arenas valley in the Picos de Europa

 The Picos de Europa is Spain's third highest mountain range and one of the best locations for walking in Spain. It is a spectacular range of limestone peaks, ridges and deep valleys. The high ground is a 'moonscape' of dramatic rocky terrain almost devoid of vegetation, while the lower valleys (locally known as 'Green Spain') are full of beautiful wildflowers in spring. Its terrain, tranquillity and inaccessibility make the Picos a walker's favourite. Bears, wolves and boars all still survive here, chamois are often spotted, and due to a total hunting ban are not shy and allow us to approach well within camera range. Fire salamanders, golden eagles and griffon vultures are all often seen, along with many other species. We walk from our small family-run hotel into the heart of this beautiful range, Europe's largest National Park, returning each night for one of the many home-cooked specialities on offer. The scenery, walking, hotel, food, climate and wildlife make this a great week's walking. ¬†FREE TRANSFERS AVAILABLE FROM SANTANDER (depending on season)Should you choose to fly with Ryanair to Santander we are able to offer a free round trip transfer from the airport to your hotel on the group arrival and departure days.  

Holiday Itinerary

Picture of the Picos Peaks and Gorges Trek itinerary map
Day 1: Fly to Bilbao; transfer to Arenas de Cabrales.Show detailed information

Day 2: Walk to the summit of Juan Robre.Show detailed information

Day 3: Ascent to Pandescura peak with superb views of the Western Massif.Show detailed information

Day 4: Classic Cares Gorge walk.Show detailed information

Day 5: Free day.Show detailed information

Day 6: Walk up to the Pandebano Col and continue up to the summit of Peña Mainone, one of the classic viewpoints of the Picos.Show detailed information

Day 7: Walk up to the twin summits of Mancondiu offering fantastic views of the Central and Eastern Massifs.Show detailed information

Day 8: To Bilbao; fly to London.Show detailed information

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