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Sea, Gorges, Mountains and Dinosaurs

Happiness on the summit of Torre de los Horcados Rocos 2507 metres

Happiness on the summit of Torre de los Horcados Rocos 2507 metres

…a family holiday in the Picos de Europa


995 euros (excluding flight)


Please contact us, this is a bespoke holiday you chose your own dates

Northern Spain’s Green Coast with its spectacular backdrop of the Picos de Europa, unique timeless culture and friendly welcoming people is an ideal setting for a family activity holiday. An adventurous and totally different experience from the crowded ‘Costas’ of Southern Spain.

Highlights Include

A brief Land Only Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Soto de Onis
Rendezvous at the group hotel in Soto de Onis. A complimentary group airport transfer from Santander (approximately one & half hours) is provided.
Day 2 Canoe descent of the River Sella
After breakfast we drive to the put-in point on the river Sella to begin our descent. No previous experience is needed, just the right amount of excitement and fun. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Walk to Mountain Hut
After a morning relaxing, we drive up into the mountains of the Picos and trek to a comfortable mountain hut set in a very dramatic location in the heart of the Picos. (B,L,D,)
Day 4 Mountain Walk and Los Lagos
After breakfast, we continue our walking to the Mirador de Ordiales The view from the Mirador over the karst landscape and down across the forests and villages of the Rio Dobra Valley is simply superb. (B,L,D,)
Day 5 High Ropes and Dinosaur Museum
This morning we tackle the exciting high ropes adventure, a real adrenaline rush! After this excitement we leave the mountains behind as we head for the seaside and the Costa Verde where we make a visit to the Dinosaur museum and beach. (B,L,D,)
Day 6 Coastal Walk and Scenic Drive through the Picos de Europa
Today we can take coastal walk or maybe just relax on the beach before an afternoon drive through the magnificent scenery South of the Picos mountains, there will be lots of opportunities for photograph stops. Our hotel is beautifully situated in the tiny remote village of Cain. (B,L,D,)
Day 7 Garganta del Cares
Literally the ‘throat’ of the Río Cares, the ‘Garganta’ cuts improbably through the heart of the mountains on a dizzying path which has been carved into the rock walls that soar up to almost 2000m above the Río Cares. (B,L,D,)
Day 8 River Swim and Transfer to Airport
This morning we enjoy an enlivening swim just five minutes from the hotel in a natural swimming pool beautifully placed under an old Roman bridge spanning the Río Cares. Following some last minute souvenir hunting in Arenas we will transfer to the airport at Santander for the late afternoon flight. (0ne & half hours) where group package services end. (B,L)

For an informal chat about these holidays telephone Geraldine 003545888939 or mail her