Picos inn to inn walking vacation in Spain

“A tailor made, self-guided walking vacation from inn to inn through the Picos de Europa mountains, Spain’s biggest and best kept secret.”

Highlights

Picos de Europa National Park | Potes | Liebana Valley | Cable car ride into mountain peaks | High mountain pass walk from Liebana to Valdeon | Cares Gorge

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Departure information

May to October departures
Our top tip:
Brush up your Spanish – you are heading into truly magnificent rural Spain. So, “tu país es asombroso” is a good start.
Trip type:
Self-guided, tailor made.
Activity level:
Definitely not a walk in the park but pretty strenuous with 12-20km/day.
Accomm:
Small rural hotels and B&Bs.
Included:
Accommodation, most meals, luggage transfers, walking notes, maps and airport transfers.
Solos:
Solos welcome. Surcharge for single room.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Part of what makes the Picos so special is the preservation of a simple rural way of life in remote villages. During this vacation you walk from small village to small village on a unique route. Indeed, our guide Diego Martin, has to go out with his machete to clear the path from time to time. All restaurants and hotels are small and locally owned. We book directly, ensuring maximum benefit for local communities.

You walk independently but you are met by a guide at the airport who talks to you about the area on your arrival day. We send you lots of information about your destination before you leave – guidebooks, maps, local information, etc. Because you travel as an informed tourist, you get more from your vacation and you will know how to minimise the environmental impact of your visit.
Community
Climate

9 Reviews of Picos inn to inn walking vacation in Spain

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Reviewed on 04 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation the challenges of the daily hikes through spectacular and varied topography and scenery Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2019 by

It was a great vacation to recharge mental batteries and feel close to nature at its best. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jun 2019 by

We absolutely loved every minute. We considered it a privilege to be allowed to experience the different landscapes and habitats in such a private and personal way. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Mar 2019 by

Most memorable were the arranged tours of the cork insulation factory, cooking class, hand-made tile company. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2018 by

¡Maravilloso!...The Cares Gorge -- it rivals sites like Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, etc. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by

The Cares gorge was just unforgettable - both picturesque and a little frightening. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2016 by

The Picos mountains are wonderful, we enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The hotels were varied and all excellent as was the food. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2013 by

We couldn't fault it. As an introduction to a new area, it was faultless. It felt as if we were in a very remote corner of the world! Our most interesting night was in a rural farm which has been in the same family for 400 years. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 May 2013 by

A good vacation with some hard days walking - very fulfilling Read full review

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