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Hiking the Gamonéu “cheese route” in the Picos de Europa (Half-day)

Live an unforgettable adventure tasting and learning about the elaboration of the Gamonéu cheese with Cesar, an AEGM certified guide. Get hypnotizing views of Picos de Europa and the Covadonga Lakes.

Mountain RangeCantabrian Mountains
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Discover the ancient and traditional way in which the Gamonéu cheese is made.

  • Learn from local shepherds their costumes and try this home-made delicacy.

  • Enjoy dazzling views of the Picos de Europa and visit the Covadonga Lakes.

Description

On this amazing trip we will learn about the Gamonéu cheese. It is not a regular cheese tasting tour, as some of the most breathtaking views of Picos de Europa will accompany us all the way.

We will trek across the Picos de Europa to learn about the traditional ways of elaborating this cheese. So, we’ll get to see the whole process, from how locals milk the cows, to its smoking and storage. Due to the uniqueness of this process, it is one of the most delicious and expensive cheeses in Spain. Also, once we witness the magical transformation, we will get to try some of this fresh delicacy.

After setting our meeting point in Posada, we’ll head towards the Covadonga Lakes, one of the most mesmerizing sights in this area. Then, once we take in all their beauty we’ll trek to the Belbín area to learn about the cheese. Our trekking route is one of the most beautiful ones in Europe, as we’ll even hike through parts of a glacier.

Furthermore, on top of learning about the elaboration of this artisanal product, we will learn about its cultural importance. Hence, local shepherds will explain the relationship of their cattle and wolves. And they will share with us their traditions, as well as the ones from these majestic animals.

Upon completion, we’ll hike to the Vega de las Mantegas. It is here that we will get to enjoy some of the most incredible views of the Picos de Europa.

If you wish to take part of this amazing experience, don’t hesitate and send me a request. Let me guide you through this paradise, as you try one of Spain’s finest cheese.

Would you like to join me in another adventure? I also guide this 2-day Trek in the Sierra de Cuera with overnight in an authentic “Shepherd’s hut”.

More info

Don’t forget to bring: A backpack to carry your personal items. A water bottle, there might not be drinking water on our route Snacks Comfortable clothing, preferably long pants Trekking boots Rainproof jacket A light sweater or jacket if you are coming during the summer, and a warm one during winter. Gloves and a hat if coming during winter Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat Trekking poles and a camera


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Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 104 each

Group of 2

EUR 52 each

Group of 3

EUR 52 each

Group of 4

EUR 52 each

Group of 5

EUR 52 each

Group of 6

EUR 52 each

Group of 7

EUR 52 each

Group of 8

EUR 52 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• The price is 30 euros per participant and 25 per children under 12. Minimum 4 participants and maximum 7. Request the special price for groups. On top of the guide fee, the price includes: round transportation to and from the starting point of the route, safety and first aid equipment, a tasting of the Gamoneu cheese, insurance, taxes. The price does not include transportation to the meeting point, accommodation, beverages, other expenses.


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