The Cantabrian mountain range, home to some of the most beautiful treks in Europe: Los Picos de Europa
Los Picos de Europa, or the “Peaks of Europe”, are located in northern Spain and can be explored on foot, in the heart of a preserved natural park declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2003.
Sailors arriving from the West called the peaks of the Cantabrian mountain range "“peaks of Europe”" because they were their first sign of approaching the European coast.
Lovers of hiking, climbing, nature and good food will enjoy the heart of the mountain range and its peaks. The less athletic (or the tired) can even take the cable car from Fuente Dé and enjoy an incredible view at an altitude of 1,823 metres.
There are numerous long-distance and short-distance hiking trails in the heart of the nature park, so it's up to you to choose the one that suits you best. Please note, however, that it is prohibited to bivouac in the natural park, so remember to book hostels and mountain refuges.
With glaciers, canyons, prairies, and forests, the landscape is varied and superb!
Our top pick: don’t miss Cares Gorge.