The Principality of Asturias lies in the northeast of Spain, it is bordered by the Cantabrian sea in the north, Galicia in the west, Cantabria in the east and Castile and Leon in the South.The mountainous terrain of Asturias can be clearly divided into two parts, one hand there is the coast, with its sheer cliff faces that protect the beautiful beaches and the other hand there is the Cantabrian mountain range that forms a natural border.
We can find here the highest peaks in Picos de Europa, and reach up to 2,648 metres. Picos de Europa is the first National Park in Spain and it consist of three important massifs that go by the names of the Eastern Massif or Andara, Central Massif or Urrielles and Western Massif or Cornión. The climate is characterized by humidity and constant rainfall, a fact that is determined by its proximity to the sea (barely 20 kilometres). The rivers are short, but contain copious amounts of water, due to the heavy rainfall, and the waters that come from the melting of snow in the peaks. The most notable rivers are the Deva, the Sella, the Nalon, the Navia and the Eo (the last two are only partially in Asturias).
Day 1: Arrival to the accommodation. A welcoming introduction. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 2: Whole day Hiking by the route of Cares. Introduction and get ready to walk. The gorge of Cares’ river is the most spectacular route for mountain walks and it is the best known in the Principado of Asturias. Without any doubt is the best known of the Peaks of Europa. We will walk around 12 km (between Cain and Poncebos).
The route is not difficult and the grade is around 700 mts high. At mid day we will take a break for having our picnic (lunch). Arrival to Poncebos and we will stop to visit the cultural and emblematic monuments in our way back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Half day Canyoning. Transfer to our activities center to get ready for canyoning (Level I). Lunch in a typical restaurant to delight the best dishes of the region. End of services.
- Transfers from/to departing point
- Instruction and guides
- One picnic, lunch restaurant
- 2 nights in Hotel** accommodation in full pension
- Local taxes.
- Mountaineering boots for hiking
- Comfortable clothes
- Swimming suit, and trainers that can be submerged in water for the canyoning activity
- Sunglasses, cup and sun protection cream
- Towel and spare clothes
- Your own transport to get to our facilities and to the accommodation (if you do not have your vehicle please let us know in order to organize the local transfers)
- One additional night in half board (dinner+room+breakfast) = 37,50€ x pax
- One activity extra: Caving or Double Quad biking route (1 hr) = 30€ x pax.
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