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Walk through the heart of Spain's finest mountain range and hike up to the summit of the magnificent Torre Horacada Rocas. This trip also includes the dramatic Cares Gorge Walk and treks through isolated villages and valleys.


£845 Land Only

Duration: 8 days
Departures: Various departures Sundays July through September
Start point: Cangas de Onis
End point: Potes

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Overview of Picos de Europa Trekking Holiday

A stone's throw from Spain's northern coast, the Picos de Europa is a stunning region of steep-sided valleys, lonely villages and rugged limestone mountains. On this wonderful walking holiday you will travel west to east, passing through the separate massifs that make up this awe-inspiring mountain range.

The trek starts in the pretty town of Cangas de Onis. From here, trek to Vegarredonda Refuge and then on to Pico Cotalba (at 2026m). You'll then descend the 1500 metre-deep Garganta del Cares, following a spectacular cliff-side path that is one of the great Picos walks. Hiking back up into the central massif, you'll bed down in at mountain hut beneath the magnificent Naranjo de Bulnes and continue walking across a lunar landscape to the superb viewpoint summit of Torre de los Horcadas Rojos (2500m).

The trek ends with a hike down to Espinama on the final day. Mountain walkers will love the Picos and the mountain refuges which make this a true mountain journey.

What price includes

  • Single group transfers from and to Santander
  • Experienced expatriate British walking guide
  • 3 nights hotel
  • 4 nights in atmospheric mountain refuges
  • All meals including packed lunches are provided
  • Access to main baggage mid trek



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel La Balsa, Soto de Cangas, Cangas de Onis.

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Taxi from Arriondas or group transfer from Santander provided

How to get there:
Train and ferry from London to Santander

Plan your journey by train to Santander

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Guesthouse in Potes

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Ferry from Santander to Portsmouth

Plan your return train journey from Santander