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Asturias to Cantabria: Drive & Explore Holiday

Green pastures to golden sands; scenic backroads to mountain trails; rural villages to rushing rivers. Enjoy it all in this peaceful pocket of northern Spain.

Focused around the peaks and pastures of the Picos de Europa National Park, this self drive holiday blends curated guided experiences with independent days, exploring under your own steam with the considerable benefit of our first-hand knowledge, sharing the best kept secrets of the area.

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Day 1 - Arrive to the foothills of the Picos

Fly to Bilbao, or take the high speed train from Madrid/Barcelona, and drive into the striking Picos de Europa National Park. Settle into a converted farmhouse with views to inspire.
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Day 2 - Explore with our guide

Join our local guide to meet some of the last shepherds in the Picos before hiking around the high lakes and peaks of Covadonga. End your day with a special dinner around local products and cider.
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Day 3 - Hike through forest or gorges

Choose a walk from our suggested selection, with the advice of our local information and your local guide. The Cares Gorge, probably the most famous walk in Spain, is a must while in the Picos.
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Day 4 - Off the beaten track with your guide

Your guide is back again today, perhaps to lead you on a less well known route such as an old Roman route which crosses the high hills to reveal a view of all three massifs of the Picos de Europa.
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Day 5 - Try a different activity

Change hotels today as you move to the southern Liebana Valley. It is a good day to consider a different activity, with canoeing, canyoning and even Via Ferratas all possible.
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Day 6 - Go up to the summits

Ride the cable car 1,000m up into the high Picos for dramatic views down the forested Liebana Valley, and the chance to walk up to the summit of one of the highest peaks in the range.
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Day 7 - Explore villages and monuments

A day to explore your surrounds, maybe combining walking or a visit to Santo Toribio monastery with a long lunch at the medieval town of Potes overlooking the mountains.

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