Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

Spain
Family
Self-Guided
Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

Prices

From $225USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Highlights

Create everlasting memories on this adventure for the whole family

Explore Spain’s oldest National Park, discovering the thrill of adventuring as a family in the breathtaking Picos.

Challenge the whole family with exhilarating excursions, including walking, canyoning, and canoeing throughout the mountainous landscape.

Soak in the serenity as you explore meadows full of wildflowers, dazzling streams, lovely woods, and wide-open pastures.

Enjoy a delightful village guesthouse as your home base for the duration of your family adventure.

Parents and kids alike will enjoy the diversity of exhilarating activities designed to challenge and thrill on the 6-day self-guided Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure.

The Picos de Europa, Spain's first-ever National Park, is home to Spain's most impressive mountain range consisting of three spectacular massifs. The mountainous terrain encompasses valleys, rivers, meadows, and forests, all ideal settings for an epic family adventure to unfold.

Families can enjoy the freedom to customize their adventure in terms of distances covered and level of difficulties, selecting from an exciting collection of ten walks, canyoning or canoeing activities, and an interactive guided visit to a local dairy farm in Sotres.

Based in a charming private guesthouse in a village in the municipality of Cabrales, families will have the opportunity to select their accommodations from various carefully selected properties and enjoy the comfort and convenience of having a home base for the duration of the tour. The tour has been designed for families travelling by car, putting you in the driver's seat of your adventure, allowing total freedom to customize your days and evenings. You’ll be provided with a base itinerary full of suggestions, removing the headache of planning specifics.

There is no better way to bond as a family than exciting, challenging, and engaging activities that everyone can enjoy. Make your family holiday an epic one this year, and book the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour today!

Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Arrive at your selected cozy guesthouse in the small village of Cabrales. You’ll undoubtedly be swept away fairly quickly by the peaceful and serene atmosphere afforded by the beautiful surroundings.

Settle into your home-away-from-home and prepare for an epic start to your adventure tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Cabrales
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Introductory Walk in the Picos

The Picos de Europa National Park, a spectacular example of an Atlantic Ecosystem, is yours to discover in the coming days. Its collection of mountains, gorges, meadows, lakes, and rivers comprise an outdoor wonderland full of exciting discoveries and surprises.

Today, you’ll choose from a selection of ten hiking routes provided in your itinerary, giving you a chance to acquaint yourself with this beautiful land as you begin to get a feel for its majesty.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Cabrales
Distance
Flexible
Meals
None

Day 3 River Canyoning Adventure

Today an exciting adventure unfolds on the Deva River. Get ready to explore the mighty canyons of the Picos as you embark on a river canyon adventure as a family. You’ll receive all the necessary gear and instruction, as well as a qualified expert local guide.

The minimum age for the canyoning activity is 8 years old. If travelling with children under the age of 8, an exciting canoeing adventure along the Deva River is available instead.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Cabrales
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 4 Dairy Visit in Sotres

Say "cheese!" Today, you'll visit a cheese dairy in the charming village of Sotres (a guided visit can be booked in advance). Here, the dairy's proprietors, called Quesería Maín, will invite you into their fascinating world of cheese production. You'll have a chance to see the cheese cave where the famous Cabrales cheese ages and, of course, enjoy delicious tastings of several Asturian kinds of cheese.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Cabrales
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 5 Walking in the Picos

Today, you’ll choose from the proposed list of hikes, depending on how much or how little you’d like to walk and what you’d like to see.

Limestone formations, pastures, lovely woods, glistening streams, and wildflower meadows are yours to discover.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Cabrales
Distance
Flexible
Meals
None

Day 6 Depart

This morning, your family adventure in the Picos de Europa National Park comes to an end. Pack up and depart the guesthouse, taking with you a storehouse of memories your family will never forget.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
None

Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided family adventure to Spain is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departures from March 1st to July 13th:

  • Price per person (group of 2): €450EUR
  • Price per person (group of 3): €325EUR
  • Price per person (group of 4): €275EUR
  • Price per person (group of 5, 1 bathroom): €250EUR
  • Price per person (group of 5, 2 bathrooms): €275EUR
  • Price per person (group of 6, 2 bathrooms): €225EUR
  • Price per person (group of 7, 2 bathrooms): €225EUR
  • Price per person (group of 8, 2 bathrooms): €225EUR

Departures from July 14th to August 31st:

  • Price per person (group of 2): €525EUR
  • Price per person (group of 3): €375EUR
  • Price per person (group of 4): €295EUR
  • Price per person (group of 5, 1 bathroom): €275EUR
  • Price per person (group of 5, 2 bathrooms): €275EUR
  • Price per person (group of 6, 2 bathrooms): €250EUR
  • Price per person (group of 7, 2 bathrooms): €250EUR
  • Price per person (group of 8, 2 bathrooms): €250EUR

Departures from September 1st to December 31st:

  • Price per person (group of 2): €450EUR
  • Price per person (group of 3): €325EUR
  • Price per person (group of 4): €275EUR
  • Price per person (group of 5, 1 bathroom): €250EUR
  • Price per person (group of 5, 2 bathrooms): €275EUR
  • Price per person (group of 6, 2 bathrooms): €225EUR
  • Price per person (group of 7, 2 bathrooms): €225EUR
  • Price per person (group of 8, 2 bathrooms): €225EUR
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Accommodation on the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure

This tour is based in a charming traditional guesthouse located in one of the small villages in the Cabrales Municipality. A guesthouse will be selected for you upon booking, depending on the season and availability. All guesthouses host a maximum of 8 guests (including adults and children).
All guesthouses are private accommodations and offer basic amenities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
This tour is not available for solo travellers. If you are willing to have a single room while travelling with your group, please contact us.

La Casa del Pozo Redondo in Sotres

A beautiful holiday home located in the highest town of the Picos de Europa. The property boasts 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a gorgeous private balcony, perfect for taking in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Examples of Guesthouses:

What’s included in the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour?

Meals

Meals are not included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour is designed as a self-drive tour. Transportation to and from activities and excursions is not included. Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged in advance as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Welcome package
  • Trip notes and detailed descriptions of excursions and activities
  • Bed linens and kitchen utensils (in guesthouse)
  • Canyoning activity
  • Area specific information about excursions, cultural visits and places of interest

Not included

  • Car rental
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Dairy farm guided tour in Sotres

Optional Extras

  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from the walks and excursions
  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour (extra nights can be booked in the rural guesthouse or nearby cities like Santander, Oviedo or Bilbao)
  • Baby carrier rental: €25EUR
  • Mountain terrain buggy rental: €25EUR
  • Canoe excursion: €25EUR per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

How hard is the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour?

We rate this tour a 1 / 5. This tour is suitable for the whole family. Distances and difficulty of walks and excursions can be customized to suit individual family needs.

What ages of children is this trip suitable for?

The minimum age for the canyoning excursion included on this tour is 8 years old. The option to switch this excursion for canoeing instead is available for children 6 years old and above.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour?

Meals are not included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip and your insurance should cover any activities you plan to do. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Cabrales to start this tour?

The nearest airports are Oviedo (OVD), Santander (SDR), and Bilbao (BIO). The specific village for your stay during the tour will be selected and confirmed during the booking process. Depending on the village, there may be public transport options to get to your start point. As this tour is designed as a self-drive tour, it’s recommended to rent a car from your arrival airport and then make your way to your village accommodations. If you opt not to rent a car, a private transfer from the airport can be arranged as a supplement in advance.

Where does the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour end?

The specific village for your stay during the tour will be selected and confirmed during the booking proves. Depending on the village, there may be public transport options to get to the airport. If renting a car, you can drive from your accommodations to the airport after check out. If you opt not to rent a car, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Is it possible to do this tour without renting a car?

Although this tour is designed as a self-drive tour, it is possible to do this tour without a car rental. During the booking process, airport transfers and daily transfers to walk start/end points, and excursions can be arranged as a supplement in advance.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Spain for this family adventure is during the summer and early fall when the weather is at its best. This tour is available from May to October.

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Prices

From $225USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour a 1 / 5. This tour is suitable for the whole family. Distances and difficulty of walks and excursions can be customized to suit individual family needs.

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