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Picos de Europa, Potes and Soplao Cave

Introduction

We will visit Picos de Europa early in the morning and you will have 1 hour to enjoy the views and to take nice photos. We will then go to visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio and the village of Potes, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. In the afternoon, you will also visit one of the most wonderful caves in Europe: El Soplao cave. Book now your day trip from Santander!


   Sunday    11 hours
Highlights

Go up to 1.823m with the cable car of Fuente Dé.

 

Observe one of the wildest places on the continent.

 

Be amazed by the beauty houses built in a mellow golden stone in the village of Potes.

 

Have the opportunity to visit El Soplao, one of the most beautiful caves in all of Europe.

Key details

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Italian, and English.

MEETING POINT

Pick up at your hotel in Santander. 

SCHEDULE

Sunday at 8:00 AM or 8:30 AM (depending on the season).

DURATION

11 hours.

Full description

We will leave from Santander towards Fuente Dé at 8:30 where we will arrive around 10:00 am. We will take the cable car in Fuente Dé to go up to the upper station of the cable car (it will only take us 4 minutes to be at a height of 1,823m above sea level). The breathtaking views from this place are simply guaranteed. We will spend there about 1 hour to take photos of the place and to explore the closest surroundings of the station.

After this first stop, we will go to Potes. But before we will make a small stop to visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio. This is one of the four holy places in the world that offer the Jubilee in Perpetuum. The importance of this monastery is due to the fact that it houses the Lignum Crucis, which is the largest piece of wood of the Cross of Jesus that is preserved.

Our next stop will be in the village of Potes, where we will walk through its streets and where we will take a break for lunch. We will enjoy a "cocido lebaniego", this is the main dish of the are and it is a stew of chickpeas. After lunch, we will enjoy some free time to visit the village which is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Our next stop will be in Rionansa to visit the Soplao Cave, this is considered as one of the most important caves in Europe for its geological value (speleothem formations). The guided visit will take 1 hour and it is only available in Spanish. Finally, we will start our trip back to Santander.

PS: If you don't want to eat the lebaniego stew, please contact us in advance to modify the menu.

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Included

  • Guide.
  • Transport in Minivan.
  • Hotel pick up in Santander.
  • Cable Car tickets go/ return - Cable Car of Fuente Dé.
  • Entrance fees to El Soplao Cave.
  • Lunch (Lebaniego stew).
  • Civil Insurance.
  • Taxes.

Excluded

  • Tips (optional).
  • Other food or beverages.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Gabriela ist die beste Führerin, die ich je hatte
Es war toll, Gabriele als unsere Reiseleiterin zu haben, denn sie ist sehr nett und kennt sich mit der Geschichte und Kultur der Orte aus, die wir besucht haben, und wir haben viel von ihr gelernt. Sie werden sehr zufrieden sein, wenn Sie eine Tour mit Gabriele haben, weil sie dafür sorgt, dass alles gut läuft, und das wollen Sie von einer ausgezeichneten Reiseleiterin! Wir machen Dutzende von Fotos, die in einem 4-stündigen Spaziergang aufgenommen wurden. Das Mittagessen gab es in einem lokalen Restaurant und es war sehr sehr gut. Ein unvergesslicher Tag für den Rest unseres Lebens.
Anke Hertz
Picos de Europa, Potes and Soplao Cave
An excellent option for a family outing. Gabriela was very prop and knows a lot about the wonders of Cantabria. It also highlights the care he had with each and every one of the hikers, at all times attentive to people. Stunning views of peaks Very beautiful pots and the Soplao cave it's impressive.
Harley Daniels

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