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Picos de Europa Inn to Inn Walking Holiday

Walk between rural inns, and from mountain to meadow to medieval village, on the richest and most varied Picos experience you can have on two feet.

Our carefully-crafted route is the only Inn to Inn walking route which provides the full diversity of the three provinces of the Picos de Europa: Cantabria, León and Asturias. Traverse the range from south to north, from the lush valleys of Liébana to the rocky summit of Fuente Dé and out through the dramatic Cares Gorge to the coast. With easy-to-follow directions, luggage transfers and just one departure a day, you can enjoy every plentiful step of it in peace and at your pace.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Settle into your inn overlooking the Picos

A friendly face will be waiting on arrival to take you to a peaceful red-roofed village overlooking the hills. Sit down with them to go over your trip and then linger over a tasty homecooked dinner.
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Day 2 - Enjoy wide views and pretty villages

With one departure a day, you'll enjoy this exclusive route in peace, at your pace. As your luggage takes its taxi, you walk through woodlands, a medieval town and a pretty hamlet to your next inn.
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Day 3 - Cross through villages, meadows and forests

Today's walk takes you from village to village, through forests and across grassy meadows, to a mountain pass with great views over the vertical limestone walls on the far side of the valley.
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Day 4 - Hike below high cliffs

Your destination today is the spectacular mountain amphitheatre of Fuente Dé. You have a choice of walks, the more dramatic of which goes up the southern slopes to the lush summer pastures.
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Day 5 - Rest up or reach the heights of the Picos

If you want it, you've earned a rest day by now. Otherwise you can take the cable car up into the craggy highlands and even push on to summit the peak of Horcados Rojos, for some stellar views.
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Day 6 - Follow an old 'market path' into León

You follow a little-known path today, once used by villagers to reach the weekly market in Potes. Cross a high pass from Cantabria into León, with amazing views of mountains all around.
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Day 7 - Finish your hike with the iconic Cares Gorge

One of Spain's great hikes now awaits, through the dramatic Cares Gorge into Asturias. From here you'll be taken to the beautiful coast, where you can enjoy a cool drink overlooking the ocean.

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