Trekking, culture and wildlife discovery week in Valdeon, Picos de Europa (7 days)

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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Cantabrian Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Explore and discover all the natural delights of Valdeon in the Picos de Europa!

  • See animals such as wolves, bears, deer and eagles

  • Discover historically significant monuments in the area

  • Visit the famous cheese caves that dot the region

  • Take in the truly spectacular views and scenery

 

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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
170 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 Guided service is 170 Euros +VAT Total per day for a group of up to 6 people.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Transfer

    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.

  • Day 2Trekking

    Interprative trekking in Bejes. Visit to the cheese factory.

  • Day 3Hiking

    Hiking in Pierdrasluengas. Visit to the house of nature in Pesaguero.

  • Day 4Excursion

    Excursion to Brez and Tudes. Visit to local orujo producing factory.

  • Day 5Excursion

    Excursion to Lebeña and visit to the chapel of Santa María de Lebeña.

  • Day 6Simple Hike

    Fuente Dé, simple hike and sightings of alpine birds and chamois.

  • Day 7Return

    Return to Santander or Bilbao with possible visit to either Santillana del Mar or San Vicente de la Barquera.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

Santander Airport

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation every night.

 

About the Guide

 
 

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!

 
 
FROM 170 EURper person
 

 

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