Picos de Europa

Walking in the Picos de Europa

The Picos de Europa is one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Spain and a superb environment for walking. This self guided holiday will take you through jagged limestone mountains providing magnificent scenery and harbouring a rich variety of flora, fauna and wildlife. 

 

Initially based in the quiet village of Arenas de Cabrales, your first day's walk is a colourful, rewarding ascent to Nava above the Cares River. Further on the village of Tielve awaits with neighbouring Valfríu tempting you with their famous ‘Queso de Cabrales’ - local blue cheese. Through landscapes of heather, beech woods and flowing streams you arrive in Sotres, the highest of all the villages and your base for four nights, before finishing your trip in Arena de Cabrales.

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Presentation
February 18, 2019
moderate
10.7 km
5:00 h
800 m
800 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cabrales

Circular Walk from Arenas (via Banu)

February 18, 2019
easy
9.5 km
4:00 h
396 m
392 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Tielve to Sotres

February 18, 2019
moderate
8.7 km
4:00 h
596 m
254 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cillorigo de Liébana

Circular Walk to Ándara, Eastern Massif

February 18, 2019
moderate
11.9 km
5:30 h
708 m
978 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
February 18, 2019
difficult
17.7 km
7:00 h
1136 m
1224 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
February 18, 2019
moderate
19.3 km
6:30 h
899 m
780 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cillorigo de Liébana

Hitu Escarandi to Sotres (via Valle Sobra)

February 18, 2019
moderate
13.6 km
6:00 h
498 m
760 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cabrales

Circular walk around Sotres

February 18, 2019
easy
5.4 km
2:30 h
317 m
317 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail

Sotres to Poncebos

February 18, 2019
moderate
13 km
6:00 h
455 m
1177 m
by Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cabrales

Cares Gorge Walk

May 30, 2019
moderate
25.3 km
7:00 h
600 m
600 m
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure