We fly to Bilbao and continue by bus to the beautiful seaside town of Santander. Intro with a cheese & delicatessen tour with the guide followed by cooking course with a recognized local chef.
Explore Cantabria walking begins with a short transfer to the lighthouse in Santander, where you walk high along the wild coast, towards El Sardinero Beach and around the beautiful Magdalene Peninsula. Lunch at the Real Club de Tenis with delicious fish menu. After lunch, walk towards the city center for visits to the art centre Centro Botín by Renzo Piano. Free evening in Santander. Hiking 10km without climb.
During the morning (due to the tide) we have a tidal safari where marine biologist Gustavo teaches us more about life under the surface at Santander’s course. Transfer to Dairy in Tezanos with butter making activities, then on to Bodegan Sel d’Aiz for tasty wine and tapas. The afternoon offers a short walk before reaching one of Spain’s most beautiful villages, Santillana del Mar. Light dinner. Hiking 6 km / 200 meters.
Today pilgrim walking along the northern coast route of Santiago. Stop for Picnic and the seashells show the road to Comillas and visit to the Capricho de Gaudí – a fantastic landmark signed by Gaudí. Dinner on your own in Santillana del Mar. Hiking of any length – 6/10/14 km, without noticeable increase.
By car (about 1.5h) we will visit the neighboring region of Asturias where you visit local producers of fresh cider and honey. Hiking in Picos central massif, where you can perceive Picos perhaps the most important peak of El Naranjo de Bulnes and wander on the magnificent route between Cares and Caín. Accommodation in a rural hotel in Liébana at the foot of Picos de Europe. Dinner together. Hiking 8 km / 200 meters.
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 in Potes.
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.
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