Spain 14 Day Northern Way & Picos de Europa

Durartion: 14 Days

Price: From $1,199 (excluding flights)

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14 DAY NORTHERN WAY AND PICOS DE EUROPA

“From the Sea to the Mountains”

This 14 day walking experience takes in just under 90km of the Northern Way Camino route and incorporates two walking days in the Picos de Europa National Park.

From the medieval village of Santillana del Mar to the pretty fishing port town of San Vicente de la Barquera and the seaside towns of Llanes and Ribadesella, our 14 day Northern Way trip provides ample excuses to soak up the coastal, forest and mountain scenery of northern Spain as you become enveloped in a world of peace and tranquillity with hardly another soul in sight.

From the coast, you will be taken up to the Picos de Europa National Park to stay in the quaint village of Las Arenas, known throughout Spain for its cheese. While the Picos promises natural drama the actual walking trails are fairly straightforward. The walk around Covadonga is relatively flat throughout and offers abundant places to pause and take in the stunning mountain scenery and reflective waters of the Lakes. The Cares Gorge trail travels through the heart of the limestone Picos mountain range. It has a slightly steep initial gradient while the remainder of the trail is flat.

This trip is easily accessible for all levels of fitness with daily average distances of 14.5km and four rest days. Further benefits of this week of walking include: luggage transfers between hand-chosen hotels as well as return taxi transfers to Covadonga Lakes and Cares Gorge. Full and complete walking notes are also included as is 24hr emergency contact details. You can upgrade to include airport transfers from Santander to Santillana Del Mar and from Las Arenas to Santander.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival day to Santillana Del Mar

Day 2 – Santillana Del Mar to Cobreces (13.1km)

Day 3 – Cobreces to Comillas (10.2km)

Day 4 – Free Day in Comillas

Day 5 – Comillas to San Vicente de la Barquera (12.2km)

Day 6 – Colombres to Llanes (24.3km)

Day 7 – Free Day in Llanes

Day 8 – Covadonga Sanctuary & Covadonga Lakes hike (5- 7km)

Day 9 – Cares gorge walk (22km)

Day 10 – Llanes – Barro (7.1km)

Day 11 -Barro – Ribadesella (22km)

Day 12 – Free Day in Ribadesella

Day 13 – Free Day in Ribadesella

Day 14 – Departure Day from Ribadesella

Total Distance – 115.9km

 

PRICE 

Mid Season

April, May, June, September (16th-30th) & October

Price €995 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €390

High Season

July, August and September (1st-15th) 

Price €1,295 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €475

 

CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP

  • Add airport transfers
  • Alter the trip length to suit your requirements

If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice of how to get from and to the airport.

 

CALENDAR 

Self guided, tailor made trips are available from the 30th March to mid October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.

 

CONTACT US 

For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at info@magichillholidays.com

At a glance:

  • 13 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies
  • Day 6 – Taxi transfer from San Vicente to Colombres
  • Day 8 – Taxi transfer from Llanes to Covadonga Lakes & Las Arenas
  • Day 9 – Taxi transfer from Las Arenas to Cares Gorge (return)
  • Day 10 – Taxi transfer from Las Arenas to Llanes

Quote of the day:

“The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.”

Paul Coelho