Hiking Tour Best Picos Experience

Fancy a Hiking Tour in one of the secret gems of Europe in 2020?

Are you planning a relaxing break for next year? There is still time to make 2020 a really healthy one. A European Hiking Tour may be exactly what you need!

In 2019 our hiking tour in the Picos de Europa National Park was the most successful to date. We enjoyed the accompaniment of a local Spanish guide with excellent English, we trod some new routes, and got a lovely temperate weather window to boot.

We hooked up with our Spanish guide Rosana LaGuia in our base in Hotel Nevandi, Espinama– a family run guesthouse we know well in the Picos foot-hills.

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Family run Hotel Nevandi

We do a circuit of 6 days spectacular walking and come back to Espinama for our final night, such are the generous portions and warm hospitality. Along the way of course you make friends….time spent on the trail is a great place to meet people. The hours pass quickly in conversation and taking in the panoramas as they come.

Picos makes great hiking
Walking the Roman road

The routes in the Picos work well for walkers of moderate fitness level. There is enough to increase your fitness over the course of the week, and all on way-marked trails. And nothing technical.

The beautiful Naranjo de Bulnes backdrop
Naranjo de Bulnes in the background on an idyllic day on the trail

We were lucky to have a musician in the group in 2019. So it wasn’t uncommon to hear the sound of the whistle or Irish flute drifting over the hill during a lunch stop. Or the sound of laughter and craic!

Hiking in the Picos in summer
Walking from the alpine village of Sotres to the Bulnes valley

If you feel like the conviviality of a walking group one of Europe’s loveliest corners, look no further. With 5 years experience visiting the region, we have great connections and the best of overnight stops. Find out more or inquire about our Picos Discovery Tour here.


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