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Walking the Picos de Europa

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Tour details
Destinations: Las Arenas
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1368
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Hike dramatic peaks and spectacular gorges
At a glance
5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day
Varied walks in the beautiful Picos de Europa
Spain's third highest mountain range, the Picos de Europa is a region of dramatic limestone peaks and lush valleys. Carpeted in beautiful wild flowers in spring, this area is also known as 'Green Spain'. Its terrain, tranquility and inaccessibility make the Picos a walker's paradise. Chamois, Griffon vultures, Golden eagles and many other species are regularly spotted, and, although rarely spotted, bears, wolves and boars still survive in this incredible wilderness. We base ourselves at the friendly family-run Hotel Torrecerredo, positioned in the heart of the region and offering breathtaking panoramas of the highest peaks from its welcoming bar and restaurant.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 13.5km/8.4miles
Day 3 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 4 24.0km/14.9miles
Day 6 11.0km/6.8miles
Day 7 10.5km/6.5miles


Number of days walking:
5
Pace:
Moderate: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; uneven paths with some steep ascents

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Arenas de Cabrales.

2
Day 2
Visit the Arenas de Cabrales range; high pastures, wild peaks and limestone outcrops

3
Day 3
Ascent to Pandescura peak with superb views of the Western Massif.

4
Day 4
Classic Cares Gorge walk, one of the most popular walks in Spain.

5
Day 5
Free day. Optional activities include caving, canoeing, canyoning or a trip to the coast.

6
Day 6
Summit of Peña Main, one of the classic viewpoints of the Picos; continue on to Pandebano Col.

7
Day 7
Walk up to the twin summits of Mancondiu offering fantastic views of the Central and Eastern Massifs.

8
Day 8
End Arenas de Cabrales.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included
7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 6 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Hotel Torrecerredo
Our base for the week is the lovely Hotel Torrecerredo, a small family-run hotel in Arenas the Cabrales, It has a pleasant garden terrace attached to the café bar and the panoramic restaurant gives views right up to the mountains peaks. All rooms have en-suite facilities along with TV and WiFi. The hotel is situated in a rural setting, five minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, which is well serviced with banks, cafes and shops. The hotel's restaurant serves delicious traditional meals all cooked with locally sourced ingredients.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 30 Jul 16 - Sat 06 Aug 16

 

Challenging Departure

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 06 Aug 16 - Sat 13 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 20 Aug 16 - Sat 27 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16

 

Challenging Departure

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 10 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sat 24 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 24 Sep 16 - Sat 01 Oct 16

 

Free singles (no supplement), limited availability!

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 01 Oct 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sat 15 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,125
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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