Green Spain

Coast and Mountain Trails of Green Spain

Discover the diverse landscapes of Green Spain, on an amazing journey from the coast to the mountains. This enchanting region is filled with contrasts. From the "Costa Verde" (Green Coast) with its quaint fishing villages, sand dunes and cliffs, to fairytale-like mountain landscapes dotted with lush valleys, lakes and tiny churches. Enjoy wonderful walking by day, and at night feast on delicious Cantabrian cuisine including grilled meat and tasty cheeses. Utilising two existing Camino routes, you follow the Camino del Norte west from near Santander, before following an ancient pilgrimage route, the Camino Lebaniego south to the dramatic Picos de Europa mountains.
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Viewing format
Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.1 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 241 m
Descent 187 m

Your first day's walk is mostly rural, through a gently undulating landscape. Just before reaching Santillana del Mar you will come across the ...

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.2 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 451 m
Descent 500 m

Leaving Santillana, walk through green and hilly landscapes with distant views of the sea. Pass the town of San Martin de Ciguenza, and the ...

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Difficulty easy
Distance 12.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 118 m
Descent 135 m

Get ready for a lovely day as you walk through the Oyambre Natural Park, which includes beaches, cliffs, dunes, meadows, and rivers, with amazing ...

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.7 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 561 m
Descent 504 m

After a short section this morning following the Camino del Norte, head south following the Nansa river. The landscape changes from the coast, to ...

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Hiking trail
Cades to Cicera
Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.7 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 656 m
Descent 249 m

After a short transfer back to Cades, continue on your way. You are now deep in the mountains, and the bigger climbs are rewarded with incredible ...

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.1 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 1,095 m
Descent 1,071 m

One final and special day awaits! Walk through quiet woodlands to Lebeña with its Mozarabic church, and continue into the Picos mountains.

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