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This short 8-day adventure explores the rugged and isolated province of Asturias in northern Spain, trekking up towards the peaks and dramatic plateaus of the Picos de Europa. >> Free Gift: mention Greentraveller when you book: Explore Moleskin

Price:

From £745 (tour only)

Duration: 8 days
Departures: various departures from May to October
Start point: Benia de Onis
End point: Sotres
 

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On Foot in the Picos De Europa, Spain

This week-long trekking adventure takes us into the beautiful high mountain scenery of Picos de Europa National Park. We explore the area in depth with walks in the unspoilt and wild landscapes of the western, central and eastern massifs. We base ourselves for six nights in Sotres - the highest inhabited village in the Picos. This tour showcases some of Spain's finest scenery, including a hike to the base of the iconic peak Naranjo de Bulnes, and a trek along cliff-cut pathways through the imposing Cares Gorge - over 1000m deep and twelve kilometres long.

Tour Highlights

  • Sotres - Stay in the highest village in the breathtaking Picos de Europa
  • Covadonga - Walk via the imposing Basilica Santa Maria to the stunning glacial lakes of the Western Massif
  • Naranjo De Bulnes - Trek to the base of this iconic limestone peak dating from the Paleozoic Era
  • Garganta de Cares - Walk along cliff-cut pathways along this dramatic 1000m deep and twelve kilometre long gorge
  • Eastern Massif - Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery on the ascent to Aldea Col at 1850m

What price includes

 
  • 1 night Premium Hotel 6 nights Standard Hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Explore Tour Leader
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by ferry

Meeting point:
Benia de Onis

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Benia de Onis

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point

How to get there:
Train from London to Portsmouth, ferry to Bilbao, train to Benia de Onis

 
Plan your journey by ferry to Benia de Onis (via Bilbao)
 

Plan your journey by ferry

Finish point:
Sotres

Nearest train station to finish point:
Sotres

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Train from Sotres to Bilbao, ferry to London

 
Plan your return ferry journey from Sotres