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Walking in the Picos de Europa

From £570.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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Walking in the Picos de Europa

  • Breathing in the crisp, clean air in the Picos de Europa National Park
  • Authentic Spanish cultures and customs
  • Tasting the famous ‘Queso de Cabrales’ with the locals
  • Journeying through ‘environments past’ in the vast glaciated valleys
  • Stay in charming hotels and guesthouses, hand picked for their food and character
The Picos de Europa is one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Spain and a superb environment for walking. This self guided holiday will take you through jagged limestone mountains providing magnificent scenery and harbouring a rich variety of flora, fauna and wildlife. Initially based in the quiet village of Arenas de Cabrales, your first day's walk is a colourful, rewarding ascent to Nava above the Cares River. Further on the village of Tielve awaits with neighbouring Valfríu tempting you with their famous ‘Queso de Cabrales’ - local blue cheese. Through landscapes of heather, beech woods and flowing streams you arrive in Sotres, the highest of all the villages. This will be your base for 4 nights. Day walks through Ándara, to Vega de Urriellu and Tresviso take you into the Eastern and Central Massif. Catch a glimpse of the rare Capercaille and following an ancient footpath find yourself in Bulnes, accessible only by foot or by funicular railway. Extend your walk a little further through a deep gorge where vultures nest before arriving back in Arenas de Cabrales.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Spain / Arenas de Cabrales Day 2 Circular Walk from Arenas 6.6 miles / 9.7 km Day 3 Walk from Tielve to Sotres 5.4 miles / 8.7 km Day 4 Circular Walk to Ándara, Eastern Massif 7.4 miles / 11.9 km Day 5 Ascent to Vega de Urriellu 11 miles / 17.7 km Day 6 Choice of walks from Sotres 12 miles / 19.3 km Day 7 Walk to Poncebos 8 miles / 13 km Day 8 Departure Day
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.

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WHY MACS?

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