Transfer & check in at our hotel in Liérganes. After a brief introduction of our guides & the week-long program, we will have a guided tasting of some of Cantabrias’ wines, anchovies and cheeses. We will put together a pincho or two for appertizer – remember it is called “pincho” not “tapa” in northern Spain! Together with the hotel chef we will cook a typical local dessert for the evening three course dinner.
Explore Cantabria begins with a walk to the surrounding villages. Later on we meet up for a cheese tasting and an outdoor picnic. In the afternoon we visit a closed order of nuns with a guided sweets and dessert tasting that completes our day activities. We will get to know a little bit about the life behind the convent walls and you will be surprised by their outgoing spirit. Back in Liérganes the evening is free to have dinner in one of the local restaurants or take the train to Santander and enjoy a recommended pinchos tour.
Our next walk is slightly different but just as beautiful by the steep coast-line and beaches in the outskirts of Santander. Once in the city we cross the bay of Santander to a seafood-theme picnic and in the afternoon we will take on new cuisine challenges to prepare our dinner. Today you will experience some of the most beautiful beaches and sceneries of the spanish coast line!
Todays setting is the mountains around Liérganes, where we will walk the Pasiego territory. If we are lucky with the weather, the scenery and the view will be breathtaking, overlooking the Bay of Santander and the Sea. We visit a dairy and learn more about butter and cheese making. After a traditional picnic we visit a local brewery. Our dinner is a special Gourmet dinner to say farewell to Liérganes and our hotel hosts.
On our way to Picos de Europa we will stop at one of the most interesting caves of the region. After the visit we stop by a local wine and orujo bodega before we take you to Potes, mayor village right by the Picos de Europa National park. If anyone would be up for a afternoon walk there will be an optional route for you before dinner.
The cable car at Fuente Dé rapidly brings us 900m higher & we begin the route of day 6 from the Cable balcony, one of the most impressive natural observation spots in Spain. The route continues through the green and Alp-like Puertos de Áliva. Traditional lunch at one of the local family restaurants. Rest and dinner at the hotel.
Today a short walk takes us to the Santo Toribio monestary. After our walk we will visit a proud cheese producer and get a tasting of the D.O. cheeses Quesucos de Liébana and Picón Bejés-Tresviso. Farewell picnic and transfer to Santander or Bilbao according to your flight schedule.
Free time in Santander or Bilbao according to your flight schedule. Transfer to airport on your own.
Address: Urb Los Alamos I-21 Bezana, 39100 Cantabria, Spain
Phone: +34647728361 +34609982078