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Half-day Beginners’ snowshoeing tour in the Picos de Europa – Lakes of Covadonga, Andara


Join Cesar, AEGM-certified mountain guide, on this thrilling snowshoeing adventure in the Picos de Europa mountain range in northern Spain. Beginners and kids are welcome.


Cantabrian Mountains

1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec


First Time


* Beautiful views of snowy mountains

* Participate in a thrilling sport

* Family-friendly and beginner-friendly activity


When the weather gets cold and the mountaintops of Picos de Europa receive a layer of snow, there’s only one way to hike upon them: equipped with a pair of snowshoes.

In Spanish the word “raqueta” can mean snowshoe or simply racket. This is fitting since snowshoes are essentially rackets which allow you to walk comfortably upon snowy terrain instead of sinking into it. Snowshoes are a necessary invention for people who need to get around in the snow, but hiking in snowshoes is also an exhilarating adventure sport.

We invite you to try out the sport while exploring Picos de Europa, one of Spain’s most stunning mountain ranges. Depending on the level of snow, we’ll take a route that goes around the Lakes of Covadonga or one in Andara. Either way, the beautiful wintry scenery will enchant you.

Snowshoeing is a family-friendly activity; kids and adults alike will have a blast, and you might even feel like a kid again while snowshoeing…

Book now to get fitted for some “raquetas” and discover Picos de Europa in style. 

Also check out the other great excursions we offer, like this 2-day trek in the Sierra de Cuera or this half-day hike to the Lakes of Covadonga.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Price details

**Minimum 4 people required to do tour** Included in price: transport from meeting point to route, guide fee, first aid kit, accident insurance, snowshoes and canes.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Cesar. I am an AEGM (Spanish Mountain Guides Association) certified guide. I have made my passion –the mountain and its wonderful environment- my way of life.

I want to show you outstanding and unknown place in East Asturias, guiding you through unique routes, activities and ecoexperiences. I would like you to discover the surroundings of the Sierra del Cuera, viewpoinst of Picos de Europa and the Balcon del Cantábrico.

Our activities will be carried out both in the Sierra del Cuera and Picos de Europa and suitable for everyone, especially for families with children and school groups, for its high cultural and ethnographic interest.

Just contact me and I will take you on a great tour in Asturias!



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