7-day Hiking tour of Liebana: History, culture and biodiversity in the Picos de Europa

Your UIMLA-certified guide Pablo will guide you on this truly special and amazing 7-day hiking tour of Liebana, exploring the history, culture and biodiversity in the Picos de Europa, an astonishingly rich and diverse region of Spain containing some of the most unique flora and fauna on the Iberian Peninsula.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Cantabrian Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Explore Liebana, one of the most biodiverse places in Spain

  • Discover the local cultural delights such as cheese and orujo making

  • See countless flora and fauna species, such as bears, wolves and many flowers

 

I will guide you on this 7-day hiking tour of Liebana, which promises to be an unforgettable and marvelous week, as we explore and discover the absolutely astonishing history, culture and biodiversity in the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain, a magical and mystical region home to a staggering amount of exotic and wild flora and fauna.

The region of Liebana is a 570km squared region nestled within the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain. It is known for its stunning array of biodiversity, containing more than 20% of the Iberian botanic biodiversity, and there is a true micro-climate within the area.

We meet on the first day where you can transfer from either Santander or Bilbao Airports to our accommodation in Liebana.

Over the course of the subsequent 5 days we will depart and head off on a different trip each day, with particular highlights being several hikes and treks, a visit to the famous local cheese factory, a visit to a orujo producing factory and an expedition to a house of nature.

There will be ample time to wander and explore the raw natural beauty of the area, with acres upon acres of orchids, flowers and plants covering the lush green valleys, fields, and mountainsides all over, and the fantastic array of animals such as wolves, bears and countless bird species.

We finish on the 7th day by heading back to Santander and Bilbao, happy that we have seen one of the most truly unique and special region in the whole of Spain.

Discovering the wonders of Liebana is a truly memorable experience – book now to explore the delights!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
170 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Guided service is 170 Euros+ VAT total per day for a group of up to 6 people.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Transfer

    Transfer from Santander or Bilbao port or airport ( 1hr or 2hrs respectively) to accommodation in B&B country house in Liébana. A stop along the way to admire the incredible coastline is also included.

  • Day 2Trek

    Interprative trekking in Bejes. Visit to the cheese factory.

  • Day 3Hike

    Hiking in Pierdrasluengas. Visit to the house of nature in Pesaguero.

  • Day 4Excursion

    Excursion to Brez and Tudes. Visit to local orujo producing factory.

  • Day 5Excursion

    Excursion to Lebeña and visit to the chapel of Santa María de Lebeña.

  • Day 6Hike and bird watch

    Fuente Dé, simple hike and sightings of alpine birds and chamois.

  • Day 7Finish

    Return to Santander or Bilbao with possible visit to either Santillana del Mar or San Vicente de la Barquera.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

Santander Airport

Accommodation

B & B country house in Liebana

 

About the Guide

 
 

Pablo is original from the Bay of Biscay, so that makes him a passionate ocean lover, but close enough to the nearest Basque, Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains to be able to enjoy them while climbing, ski touring or hiking.

Pablo has traveled and works in some of the most thrilling mountain ranges in Earth, but he reminds that those ones close to home are his favorite ones.

A high biodiversity makes the north of the Iberian Peninsula an unbeatable place, where to discover whales in the morning, head some alpine peaks in the afternoon, and delight a fine red wine watching the sunset at the prairies in the late evening. This intense two hours’ drive is not only fulfilled with stunning species of flora and fauna, but also with a vast amount of cultural and gastronomical heritage, that Pablo would love to share with you.

He is particularly keen on birds and wild flowers, but he is also very knowledgeable about large mammals, surfing, kayaking and fly fishing, as well as he knows pretty well some of the best hikes in the north. Other destinations such as Alaska, Canada, Patagonia, Greenland and New Zealand are also well known for him.

Please feel free to contact with Pablo for any enquire and he would be joy to reply you as soon as possible!

 
 

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