Picos de Europa Family Adventure

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Welcome to one of Spain's great family adventures

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The Picos de Europa is a place of sensational scenery...

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Glorious (and gloriously quiet) mountain trails...

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... And traditional rural lifestyles

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Stay at two delightful small hotels...

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Enjoy laugh-out-loud adventures...

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... And get to know the friendly locals as you go

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You'll tackle huge dinners together...

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Picnic with the best local produce...

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... And find a bit of time for some grown-up rewards

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See below for more and please get in touch for full details


Active families who love nature, enjoy the delights of the unexpected and appreciate navigating new cultures need look no further than northern Spain's Picos de Europa mountains for your next adventure.

  • Unspoilt northern Spain
  • Ideal for active families
  • Epic mountain scenery
  • Rural lifestyles
  • Beautiful small hotels
  • Local cheese & cider
  • Freedom to explore
  • Time to relax
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

8 nights in first-class hotels

Family-sized hire vehicle

All breakfasts

1 x lunch

2 x dinners

Guided activities as described

GPS tracks for self-guided walks

Guided Activities

Cable car return tickets

Private full-day Picos de Europa tour

Private half-day river canoeing

Shared canyoning

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Holiday Guide with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Exclusive departure date

Please note: International travel not included.


Day 1

Arrive in the Picos de Europa mountains

You begin in Bilbao, reached by land, air or sea from the UK or by train via Madrid or Paris. Travel along the pretty Cantabrian coast before the road winds through high mountains and overhanging cliffs to the pastures and forests of the Liébana Valley. This part of the Picos has a warm and sunny microclimate, so having said hello to your lovely hosts, you'll soon by jumping into the pool together.

Day 2

Walk an easy but stunning trail

Day 3

Ride the cable car into the highlands

Day 4

Canoe on the way to your next base

Day 5

Experience rural Picos life with your guide

Day 6

Hike the Cares Gorge

Day 7

Giggle your way down a mountain stream

Day 8

Discover the hidden landscapes of Ponga

Day 9

Travel home... or stay for longer

Memorable moments to look forward to...

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Down mountain streams

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The cable car into the highlands

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Soak in...

Views you'll never forget

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Put your feet up...

In idyllic wildflower meadows

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Chance upon...

Traditional local festivities

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Fill your basket...

With tasty picnic treats

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Eat way too much...

Creamy cave-matured cheese

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Go off the beaten track...

In tiny mountain villages

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Potter around...

In pretty medieval towns

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Your way through the local cuisine

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Asturian cider, the traditional way

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Make memories...

To share together, forever

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