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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 Liebana to the rocky summit of Fuente Dé and out through the dramatic Cares Gorge.

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Day 1 - Settle into your inn overlooking the Picos

Your trip starts with a transfer to a village overlooking the stunning Picos hills and a full welcome briefing. This example trip starts in Bilbao, but Madrid also connects well by high speed train.
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Day 2 - Enjoy wide views and pretty villages

With one departure each day, you will walk this exclusive route in peace, at your own pace. Walk through woodland to medieval Potes then through oak forests to a pretty rural hamlet.
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Day 3 - Cross through villages, meadows and forests

Walk from village to village through forests and across grassy meadows to a mountain pass with great views over the vertical limestone walls of the Picos on the far side of the valley.
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Day 4 - Walk below high cliffs

Walk in the shadow of the high cliffs, through colourful meadows and into lush forests towards the spectacular mountain amphitheatre of Fuente Dé. Settle into the modern Parador hotel.
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Day 5 - Reach the heights of the Picos, or rest

Today you could rest, or take the cable car up to the craggy uplands. One option is to push on to summit the peak of Horcados Rojos, another is a more gentle path gradually downhill.
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Day 6 - Change valleys and region over a high mountain pass

Follow an ancient market path as you cross a high pass out of Cantabria and into León. Today's walk is on little known paths with amazing views of both the Picos and coastal mountains.
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Day 7 - Walk through the iconic Cares gorge

Walk the length of the famous Cares Gorge along a dramatic paths into Asturias, where your hike ends. Transfer to the beautiful coast to put your feet up and order something cold by the ocean.

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