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Hiking Picos de Europa with Spa Entrance

Introduction

Discover Picos de Europa by cable car and be surprised by its incomparable views. Enjoy an excursion on foot in the mountains before going down to Potes. Relax in the spa of La Hermida.


   Monday    12 hours
Highlights

Discover the Hermida Gorge and admire the beautiful Cantabrian landscapes.



Visit Potes, capital Liébana and one of the most attractive towns in Cantabria.



We will visit the Monastery of San Toribio and see their holy relics.



Relax in the thermal spa of la Hermida, which has therapeutic benefits.

Key details

LANGUAGE

English and Spanish.

MEETING POINT

Hotels in the center of Santander. 

Alternatively, we will pick you up at Calle Castelar.

SCHEDULE

Starting time at 08:00 a.m.

DURATION

12 hours.  

Full description

The tour will start at 8:00 heading to Fuente Dé, in the heart of Picos de Europa. Our trip will last around 1.5 hours during which we can enjoy the green colors of the Cantabrian mountains and valleys. But the most beautiful part of the trip will be when we pass through the Hermida gorge, a set of narrow gorges of the Andara massif that runs along the Deva river and between majestic almost vertical walls.

Once in Fuente Dé, we will go by cable car that will take us in just 4 minutes to a height of 1,823 m. Visit more than required since Fuente Dé is listed as one of the 7 wonders of nature of Spain. The views from Picos de Europa are incredible and you will have the impression of almost touching the clouds.

Once in Picos de Europa we will do about 2- 2.5 hours of hiking. An excursion in which we can enjoy the beauty of this unique place. 

After this unforgettable hiking experience, we will go by minibus to Potes (capital of Liébana and one of the most attractive municipalities of Cantabria thanks to its medieval houses surrounded by a spectacular landscape of mountains and the rivers Deva and Quiviesa). Here we can enjoy its local cuisine so appreciated. The stewed lebaniego is one of its main courses and one of its culinary stars, based on the typical chickpeas of the area (small and tender), jerky or meat, cabbage and stuffing.

Close to the town is the Monastery of Toribio de Liébana, mandatory visit in this year of Jubilee. The Monastery of Toribio was a point of pilgrimage for a long time since it contains the Lignum Crucis, "wood of the cross", the largest piece of the cross of Christ, specifically the left arm. Only in this monastery next to Santiago, Rome and Jerusalem is a piece of the cross of Jesus Christ.

After such a long day, it is time to relax in the spa of la Hermida, surely one of the best spas in Spain. The waters of La Hermida are considered the best in Europe for its medicinal mineral properties.

Here we can enjoy an hour of Termolúdico circuit (1 hour):

  • Cleaning shower
  • Humid Bath (Steam bath)
  • Bithermal walking footbath.
  • Finnish sauna.
  • Cold immersion bath .
  • Hermida Bath (Steam-water).
  • Cold Misting.
  • Vaporario del manantial. 
  • Jacuzzi.
  • Bithermal shower.
  • Dynamic Thermal Pool (Hydromassage beds, cervical massages, bubbles volcano, countercurrent swimming, hydromassage stations at different heights, etc).

Finally, we will start our trip back to Santander where we should arrive around 7:00 p.m.

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Included

  • Guide.
  • Private transportation in a minivan.
  • Accident and assistance insurance.
  • Taxes.
  • Snowshoes if necessary.
  • 1 hour of thermoludic circuit in the spa of La Hermida.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratifications (optional).
  • Tickets to the cable car and other centers of cultural interest.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

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