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Water Sports in Picos de Europa National Park

Discover the emerald-green pools and rushing waters of Spain’s oldest national park!

Whether you head out for a canyoning adventure in the heart of the park or a thrilling whitewater rafting ride down the Deva River, you’re sure to have a blast playing in the refreshingly cool water. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Picos de Europa National Park Canyoning trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Picos de Europa National Park Canyoning selection. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Water Sports in Picos de Europa National Park

There is a reason that Picos de Europa National Park is one of the oldest in Spain and that’s partly because of the immaculate beauty of the landscape. Enjoy stunning mountain and alpine valley views on the approach, before heading into the canyons and getting a slightly different perspective on this beautiful locale.


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Best time to visit:

May to October


Spanish, Basque

How to get there:

Any trip to Picos de Europa National Park will likely start with a flight into Asturia Airport (OVD), outside of Oviedo. From here, it is easy to take a bus or rent a car and make the relatively short drive to the national park

What’s the weather like?

During the summer, average daily temperatures range from 15 ºC to 20 ºC in the park. Summer is also the driest season of the year, but still expect more rain than you would elsewhere in Spain. The spring and autumn tend to be cooler as well as wetter

More info about Water Sports in Picos de Europa National Park:

Situated on Spain’s northern coastline on the border of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile y Leon, Picos de Europa National Park is full of mountainous terrain and rivers that are perfect for canyoning and other water sports. Plenty of emerald-green pools present themselves as the perfect spot for this combination sport of climbing abseiling, jumping, swimming and hiking. However, the sport can only be practiced in certain spots, which is why hiring a guide will save you time and possibly a hefty fine. Starting from the small town of Arriondas, some of the stunningly beautiful national park’s best canyoning is easily accessible with only a drive of 1.5 hours or so. Rubo Canyon is among the most popular spots for canyoning in the park. Along with canyoning, white water rafting on certain sections of the park’s various rivers is another popular activity

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