Walking the Picos de Europa

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4.9 Based on 64 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Easy
  • Tour Code BM-7909
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Arenas De Cabrales, Spain
  • Ends Arenas De Cabrales, Spain
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Diverse walks in and around the oldest national park in Spain
  • Incredible wildlife including chamois, golden eagles and griffon vultures
  • Traditional mountain villages in the valleys of Green Spain
  • Family-run hotel with stunning panoramic views
The trip "Walking The Picos De Europa" starts and ends in Arenas De Cabrales. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Canales, Arenas De Cabrales, Collado Pandebano and 3 other destinations in Spain. "Walking The Picos De Europa" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

The Picos de Europa, the third-highest mountain range in Spain, is a region of dramatic limestone peaks and lush valleys. Carpeted in beautiful wildflowers in spring, this area is also known as Green Spain. The terrain, tranquillity and inaccessibility make the Picos a walker’s paradise. Chamois, griffon vultures, golden eagles and many other species are regularly seen. Seen less are the bears, wolves and boars that roam the wilds here. We base ourselves at the family-run Hotel Torrecerredo, positioned in the heart of the region and offering panoramas of the highest peaks from its bar and restaurant.
  • Day 1: Start Arenas de Cabrales
  • Day 2: Visit the Arenas de Cabrales valley; pastures of Vanu and spectacular views – Level 3 (Moderate) departure
  • Day 3: Ascent to Pandescura peak with superb views of the western massif – Level 3 (Moderate) departure
  • Day 4: Classic Cares Gorge walk, one of the most popular trails in Spain – Level 3 (Moderate) departure
  • Day 5: Free day. Optional activities include self-guided canoeing, canyoning, or a trip to the coast – Level 3 (Moderate) and Level 5 (Challenging) departures
  • Day 6: Summit of Peña Main, one of the classic viewpoints of the Picos; continue on to Collado de Pandebano – Level 3 (Moderate) departure
  • Day 7: Walk up to the twin summits of Mancondiu for fantastic views of the central and eastern massifs – Level 3 (Moderate) departure
  • Day 8: End Arenas de Cabrales
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, five picnic lunches and six dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single supplement
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 64 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Trip and group leader review
Absolutely wonderful trek with stunning scenery each day. The whole trek was very well organised. The accommodation was good and the staff were really amazing, always ready to help with a smile on their face. The food that Jim,... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Beautiful and peaceful Picos
Spent a glorious week walking the unspoilt, peaceful and beautiful Picos. The weather was perfect for walking with only 1 day of light drizzle, breaking the otherwise dry and sunny week. We did a mixture of walks ranging from... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 13 2019
5 - Excellent
Wonderful trip to the Picos
Our Third trip with this tour operator and certainly our best. Magnificent scenery and some great walking. Combined with a hotel with a beautiful setting and Michelin star quality food.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking the Picos de Europa - a very special part of Spain
We all think that Spain is an arid country with every town heaving with tourists, music blaring from every club, drunks roaming the street !!Well think again. The Picos de Europa is the northern mountain range in Spain, with lush... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking the Picos de Europa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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Walking the Picos de Europa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Walking the Picos de Europa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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