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Hiking in Picos de Europa National Park: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Head to the north of the country and discover the best hiking routes in Spain!

Located 20 kilometers inland off the coast of northern Spain, in the provinces of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y Leon, the Picos de Europa  mountain range and National Park is home to the most amazing hiking trails in the country, making it a true paradise for  hikers. This region of dramatic limestone peaks and lush valleys is situated in what is known as “Green Spain”.Take a pick from our Picos de Europa National Park hiking tours selection and hire a certified guide. The mountains are calling!

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What should I know about Hiking Picos de Europa National Park?

You will find amazing hiking routes around the high peak from the Fuende Dé cable car, and from the subterranenan funicular at Poncebos. The Ordiales Ordiales Scenic Balcony Trail offers some of the most beautiful views in its 11-kilometer route.

Visiting the Picos de Europa National Park for a hiking tour is a great opportunity to explore three very different Spanish regions: Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y Leon. Visit traditional fishing villages and enjoy a dramatic coastline in Cantabria and discover the rolling green countryside and delicious cheeses of Asturias. Castilla y Leon is a place to discover ancient palaces, castles and famous historical cities, like Salamanca.

Why should I choose Picos de Europa National Park for my Hiking adventure?

Dramatic scenery

Spectacular wild landscapes of rocky mountains, glacial lakes, lush forests, hidden valleys and deep river gorges make Picos de Europa a wonderful hiking destination in Europe. What’s even best, the area is relatively beneath hikers’ radar, offering hidden trails to enjoy the peace of the mountains.

Best hiking routes in Spain

The rugged Picos de Europa offer some of Spain’s best hiking trails, and some of Europe’s most impressive mountain scenery.The routes are diverse, with trails suitable for all levels, from easy dayt strolls to 2 or 3-day treks. The most popular and spectacular routes are along the 12km Cares Gorge.

An array of wildlife!

The Picos de Europa incredible wilderness is home to amazing wildlife. Golden eagles, soaring above the mountains, chamois, deer, griffon vultures and many other species can be regularly seen. Bears, wolves and wild boars are more rarely spotted.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Picos de Europa National Park?

Cooler conditions make this region of northern Spain quite comfortable for a hiking tour in summer, and there is less chance of rain.Winters are cold. Bear in mind weather changes fast in this region, so you should pack rain gear.

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What currency is accepted around Picos de Europa National Park?

Euro (EUR)

How can I get to Picos de Europa National Park?

You can fly into Santander Airport, and take a taki or a bus from there to the national park.

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When is the best time to travel to Picos de Europa National Park for Hiking?

May to October. The most popular areas get very crowded in July and August. Spring and autumn offer mild conditions, beautiful flowers and the magic of fall colors.

What people are saying about Hiking |



Andres was the perfect guide, very accommodating and made the trip fun. Some of the trails were challenging but Andres motivated us and kept us safe throughout. We learnt a lot about Picos de Europa and stayed in some fantastic places. Would recommend to book with Andres.



There were a few organisational issues before we started, but for the most part they were resloved. The trip it’s self was absolutely amazing! And the guide was very good.



This was a fantastic trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations! Our guide Alberto was amazing, as he was able to exactly pace our group as we needed. His experience and knowledge truly showed on this trip. I would highly recommend your company and Alberto as a guide to anyone wanting to see the Picos de Europa.





From the beginning to the end, Ruben and the Explore-Share team were fantastic. Ruben made the 4 day hike enjoyable, educational, and overall a ton of fun. He was super knowledgeable and even during the toughest part of the hikes, we felt incredibly safe. Very thankful for finding explore-share and I'll definitely use them again. I also would be sure to recommend Ruben to anyone looking to hike the Picos!

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