Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour
Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

6 days

Couple enjoying the sunset views near Picos de EuropaMountain views near Urriellu & CottageThree ladies enjoying the views in Ortigueira, SpainLooking at the green valley in Picos de Europa (Spain) while on family tour

Create everlasting memories on this adventure for the whole family

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!

Highlights of the Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

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.

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From $250USD
6 days
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Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

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

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Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided family adventure to Spain is run as a custom tour, and the price per person depends on the time of year and how many people are in your group.

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.

Private Self-Guided Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Please note, that you will be staying in a villa and the size of your group will determine the part of the villa you will be sharing. Prices below are per person:

Departures from March 1st to 13th:

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

Departures from May 14th to August 31st:

  • Price per person (group of 2): $575 USD
  • Price per person (group of 3): $425 USD
  • Price per person (group of 4): $350 USD
  • Price per person (group of 5, 1 bathroom): $295 USD
  • Price per person (group of 5, 2 bathrooms): $325 USD
  • Price per person (group of 6, 2 bathrooms): $295 USD
  • Price per person (group of 7, 2 bathrooms): $275 USD
  • Price per person (group of 8, 2 bathrooms): $275 USD

Departures from September 1st to October 31st:

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

Examples of Guesthouses:

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.

Night 1-5

La Casa Grande de Cabrales in Ortiguero

La Casa Grande is a lovingly restored manor house, ideal for large families. Guests will enjoy views of the Casaño gorge and the western massif of the Picos. Amenities include wide terraces and a barbecue area in the garden.

Jascal in Berodia

Stay in one of five charming country cottages located in a peaceful neighbourhood of Berodia, ideal for smaller families. Close to the Picos and the beaches of the Cantabrian coast, this is an idyllic setting for the picture-perfect family holiday.

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: $25 USD
  • Mountain terrain buggy rental: $25 USD
  • Canoe excursion: $50 USD per person

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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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