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Trekking in the Picos de Europa (2020) - Explore!
8 days

Trekking in the Picos de Europa (2020)

From Bilbao to Bilbao
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 80 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
US $1,240
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Stay in the highest village at Picos de Europa
  • Trek to the base of the iconic Naranjo De Bulnes
  • Walk along cliff-cut pathways in a spectacular gorge
  • Enjoy stunning alpine views on the ascent to Aldea Col

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip at Bilbao Airport. Drive to the tranquil mountain town of Sotres
  2. Day 2: Spectacular ridge walk with views of all three massifs of the Picos National Park
  3. Day 3: Trek to Vega de Urriello Refuge at the foot of the iconic Naranjo de Bulnes mountain
  4. Day 4: Hike through beech forest to Treviso. Drive to the medieval town of Potes.
  5. Day 5: Take the spectacular Fuente De Cable Car, walk down into the Aliva valley.
  6. Day 6: Trek through the imposing Cares Gorge to Cain
  7. Day 7: Ascend Trasmacondiu Col (1,850m). Picnic lunch on the Andara Vegas pastures
  8. Day 8: Drive to Bilbao Airport
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Customer Reviews

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  • D
    September 21, 2019
    Definitely on the upper end of 'moderate'. The descriptions in the program are not particularly accurate and there is much more uphill than advertised. The Cares gorge is a good path but with a very sheer drop at the side. You need a good head for... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • S
    September 18, 2019
    The walks are a bit more difficult than they seem as the ascent isn't always included in the description so others not used to walking holidays found it hard going.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Food at Sotres was plentiful and tasty, but as part of an active holiday it wasn't that healthy as there was a distinct absence of vegetables.eg one dinner was meat chips AND boiled potatoes with no vegetables. However, given the rural mountain aspect I... Show more
    Trip date: June 2018
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Exceeded my expectations. What a fantastic area. Lots of tough, steep walking, much of it downhill. Some of the best walking I have ever done, including the best footpath I have ever walked - downhill from Tresviso to Urdon.
    Trip date: May 2018
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    My only suggestion is to replace the plastic bags and forks used for the picnic lunches with cotton bags or similar, and wooden forks
    Trip date: June 2018
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  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Beautiful mountain scenery. Tough, but enjoyable walks. Plentiful home cooked food. Excellent value for money as well.
    Trip date: June 2018
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