Picos de Europa, Peña Santa de Castilla 3-day Climbing tour

Follow Raul, an IFMGA certified guide on this mountaineering adventure to the summit of Peña Santa de Castilla. Discover this wonderful peak in the Picos de Europa mountain range, in Spain.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Cantabrian Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Reach the summit of Peña Santa de Castilla with an expert guide

  • Enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the Picos de Europa

  • Discover this stunning place in Spain


Peña Santa de Castilla (2,596 m) is one of the most demanding peaks in the Picos de Europa mountain range. Join me on this 3-day climbing tour. And discover this challenging yet incredibly exciting peak in Spain.

Due to the many possibilities the Peña Santa de Castilla offers, we’ll decide the itinerary based on your previous skills and requests. There are many routes we can take here. Thus, making it one of the most thrilling ascents in Europe.

We can get to the top of this dazzling peak through the north face, or the Canal Estrecha. Or we could take the Canal del Pájaro Negro (6a/A1).

If we decide to take the south face, we will begin our first day’s journey in Soto de Valedeón. Thereupon, we’ll head to the Veha de Llos, crossing the Perro canal and the Collado del Burro. From there, we will cross the Moledizos, which will make us feel like we are in an adventurous movie, as they are normally foggy and tricky to navigate through. And we’ll stay that night at a renewed refuge in Vega Huerta.

Then, on day two, we’ll head out early to enjoy a hypnotizing sunrise. And in less than an hour we’ll reach the base of the south face. Once we reach the top, we’ll get to enjoy the best sceneries of the area. Finally, we’ll retrace our steps until we reach Vega Huerta, where we’ll rest to continue our journey to Soto de Valdeón.

And if you have an extra day, we’ll make the most of it. We’ll explore more around the Canal de Capozo, and return to our starting point.

If you are up for this challenge, please send me a request. It will be my pleasure to guide you across this wonderful place.

I also guide this 2-day guided climb in the Naranjo de Bulnes if you want to keep exploring the area.

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Price per person

Group of 1
250 EUR

Group of 2
170 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Personal Insurance
 The prices depend on the part of the Peña Santa we visit. Normal route at the North Face: 250€ one person, 170€ per person for 2 or 3 people / South face, direct route: 350€ one person, 250€ per person for two people / Canal del Pajaro Negro: 400€ for one person, 280€ per person for 2 people. On top of the guide fee the price includes: technical advice, personal insurance, safety gear. The price does not include: meals and accommodation expenses, transportation, any unforeseen expenses.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Peña Santa de Castilla



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The following material will be needed:

Appropriate shoes and clothing

Personal material (first aid kit, sunglasses, cutlery, food and water, hat, gloves)

Camping gear (Sleeping and mat, tent)

Harness, and helmet

In case that you don’t have any of these materials, let us know so I can give you some advice on what to get.


About the Guide


I am a Leonese and in love with the mountains, especially the Cantabrian Mountains and the Picos de Europa. I grew up in her, maybe that's where love arose and the desire to spend more and more time in her lap. It was for this reason that, early on, I wanted to learn to combine my two passions: education and guidance, in all types of terrain, around the world.

Guide of high mountain (UIAGM), sports technician in rock climbing and in half mountain (UIMLA) are the qualifications that go to me in the world of the mountain. These are inherently intertwined with another that, in his day, I considered necessary for a serious and rigorous teaching of any sports field: bachelor's degree in psycho-pedagogy and diploma in physical education.

All this added to my personal and work experience in the world of the mountain and the sport make that I can enjoy my work and teach with guarantees of quality.



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