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Hiking in Picos de Europa National Park

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 people are saying about these trips

Floris Vreman

5.00

August, 2021

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

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Marco Gándara

5.00

September, 2020

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

We spent a great weekend in the mountains. We had pending the ascent of Urriellu peak, and on the summit, we improvised a wedding ceremony for our friends. The next day the guide made the wonderful choice of taking us to Boru peak. We were very well advised from the beginning, before and during the trip. There are thousands of things to do in Picos de Europa, so I'll be back for sure!    

Miguel Martin

5.00

September, 2020

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

Amazing trek, full of emotions, and the best gastronomy. 100% recommended!!    

Austin Wood

5.00

August, 2020

5-day trek Picos de Europa Covadonga-Western Massif

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!

Carlton Greer

5.00

August, 2020

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

I’d highly recommend Picos de Europa, and especially Andrés as guide. Beautiful scenery, authentic rural life and serious hiking. Andrés was really great - very helpful and fun. Don’t miss visiting his friend, Ana, in the village - best cabrales cheese and conversation guaranteed!

Cristina

5.00

March, 2020

Trekking tour in Picos de Europa, Spain – La Hermida Gorge

We went to La Hermida Gorge with Andrés, and I must say he is very professional, and also fun and easygoing. I'm sure we'll do more adventures with him!

Anonymous

5.00

October, 2019

5-day trek in Picos de Europa, Spain

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.

Stef Brok

5.00

August, 2019

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

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.

Dan Whitaker

5.00

May, 2019

Day hikes in the mountains and valleys of Cantabria

all very good

Emma Harris

5.00

April, 2019

Central Massif of Picos de Europa 4-day guided trek

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.

Heike Egberts

5.00

June, 2018

5-day trek in Picos de Europa, Spain

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Picos de Europa National Park

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+34

Langugage

Spanish

Currency

Euro (EUR)

How to get there

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

Best time to visit

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

Weather

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

More info about Hiking in 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

 

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