Join Pablo, a UIMLA-certified guide, as he leads you on this beautiful week of trekking, culture and wildlife discovery in Valdeon, Picos de Europa, Spain, an area renowned for its biodiversity and stunning landscape, scenery and mountainous terrain.
Open to everyone
I will guide you on this magnificent and fun-filled week in Valdeon, Picos de Europa, where not only will we explore a wide range of scenery and terrain, from towering and majestic limestone peaks to peaceful and idyllic waterways, lush green fields and picturesque forests, but we will also witness and discover many of the exotic species of flora and fauna that call this region home.
The Picos de Europa is a 20km long mountain range nestled within the larger Cantabrian Mountains in Northern Spain, with its highest peak being Torre de Cerredo (2650m). The park is well known for its biodiversity, particularly within the Valdeon area where animals such as brown bears, Iberian wolfs, roe deer and shot toed eagles roam, as well as a wide array or orchids, flowers and plants.
We begin the week by transferring from either Santander or Bilbao airports to our accommodation in Posade de Valdeon.
From the second day onwards we head out each day to explore and discover the delights of the region. Some of the highlights include visits to the famous cheese caves that dot the area, a cultural tour around the horreos of Leon, trekking from Soto de Sajambre whilst passing several monuments of great historical importance, and a day of sightseeing and animal watching.
There will be ample time to take in the awesome views and scenery around us, with the snow-capped peaks looming high above and some of the green fields and valleys seemingly stretching on forever in front of us. The tranquil, idyllic and peaceful lakes and waterways are also an astounding sight.
We finish the trip on the 7th day by returning to Santander or Bilbao, happy in the knowledge we have experience and sampled some of the best that Northern Spain has to offer.
This week-long journey around Valdeon in Picos de Europa is a one-in-a-lifetime experience – book now so you don’t miss out!
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.
Interprative trekking in Bejes. Visit to the cheese factory.
Hiking in Pierdrasluengas. Visit to the house of nature in Pesaguero.
Excursion to Brez and Tudes. Visit to local orujo producing factory.
Excursion to Lebeña and visit to the chapel of Santa María de Lebeña.
Fuente Dé, simple hike and sightings of alpine birds and chamois.
Return to Santander or Bilbao with possible visit to either Santillana del Mar or San Vicente de la Barquera.
Hotel accommodation every night.
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!
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
Explore Share is a really usefull website that has a great overview of reviewed guides for a (in our case) hiking/climbing trip. During the booking I got assigned an assistent for Explore Share that helped solve questions that I might have. Great customer service, and I will come back again.
Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
Aditya Kumar Jha
Aug 2, 2021
Best platform for mountain sports services. Easy to use, great personalised service and support.
Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
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|EUR 176 Each|
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Guided service is 170 Euros +VAT Total per day for a group of up to 6 people.
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