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Central Massif 3-day trek in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

Central Massif 3-day trek in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain
Central Massif 3-day trek in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain
Central Massif 3-day trek in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain
Central Massif 3-day trek in Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

Join AEGM-UIMLA-certified guide Fran in a 3-day hiking expedition to the stunning Central Massif in the Spanish Cantabrian Mountains.

Cantabrian Mountains

3 Days

Jun - Sep




The Picos de Europa National Park is a natural reserve located in the Picos de Europa, a mountain range in the center of the Cantabrian Mountains (2,648 m), which stretches over 300 kilometers across northern Spain, parallel to the Cantabrian Sea. The National Park covers a total area of 67,455 hectares, shared by the autonomous communities of Cantabria, Asturias, and Castile and Leon.

The Picos de Europa range consists of three major massifs: the Central (also known as Urrieles), the Eastern (or Andara) and the Western (or Picos de Cornion) Massifs. These limestone mountains have suffered the effects of glacial erosion throughout the years, which has made them extremely attractive for climbers.

During our 3-day trip we will hike to the Central Massif, located between the valleys dug by the Cares and Duje rivers. This is the wildest, steepest and highest of the three Picos de Europa, with a maximum elevation of 2,648 meters reached by the Torrecerredo peak.

Our tour will depart from and return to the small town of Poncebos (215 m), in Asturias. We will hike for about 50 kilometers along remote mountain trails, with a total cumulative elevation gain of 3,000 meters. We will spend the nights in comfortable mountain refuges along the way.

This program has an intermediate level of difficulty. The level would rise to high in case participants wish to climb the Torrecerredo or the Llambrion (2,642 m), the Central Massif’s second highest peak.

Don’t miss this beautiful journey in the heart of the Picos de Europa. Book your trip now!

If you are looking for other adventures in the area, check out the 3-day sport climbing trip in the Cantabrian Mountains and the Pico Madejuno (2,513 m) guided ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price also includes booking of accommodation. However, please note that the price does not include cost of accommodation, transfer to meeting point, any meals for participants and guide, nor cableway fee (if required).


More info

You need to bring: • Medium size backpack (30/40 liters) • 2 thermic T-shirts • Waterproof jacket • Fleece pullover • Mountain long pants • Trekking shoes • Sunglasses • Cap, beanie hat and gloves • Extra pair of socks • Sleeping bag • Water bottle and energy food • Personal first aid kit • Flashlight (with extra batteries)

Meeting point

Poncebos, Asturias


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Bahía Santander Spain
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Hotel Santemar Santander Spain
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Eurostars Hotel Real Santander Spain
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About the guide

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Picos A Vista



Mountain Leader

AEGM-UIMLA Guide from Spain

I did my first steps as a mountaineer as a teenager in Madrid. But the desire to enjoy all the possibilities given by the mountains convinced me to move to Benasque valley, at the heart of the Pyrenees.

Along the years I did several winter and summer activities not only in the Pyrenees, but also in Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada, Sistema Central...

One of my passions is to travel and discover new places and cultures, so I did climbing trips to other European countries, USA, Canada, Morocco, India, Nepal, Kirguistán... This trips gave me a priceless experience that made me grow as a climber, and set the stone to my formation as professional mountain guide.

I now live in Cantabria, and usually guide both in summer and winter in the Cantabrian range.



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What people are saying about Picos A Vista


We had a great time climbing in Picos!!


We had a great time with the two-day route through Picos de Europa. Our guide Fran has given us a treatment that goes beyond the personal... he has taken care of us, he has taught us lots of tricks, he has made us overcome this physical and psychological challenge we were facing and he has made us fall in love with Picos when we saw it with his eyes. The experience has been so incredible that I am sure I will always remember it. Thank you so much for everything Fran!


The staff at Picos a Vista is exceptional, very knowledgeable about Picos de Europa, flexible and willing. Fran, the guide who did our activity, 100% recommendable. We will definitely come back.


Thanks to Picos A Vista and especially to our guide Fran, we enjoyed a great day of climbing in Picos! Fran has taken care of every detail to make the whole day amazing, looking forward to repeat soon!



What a fantastic experience - the booking process, answering out questions and the expertise and good company of guide made this, our first ascent to the top of a mountain a wonderfully enjoyable trip. Thank you.

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