Treks and walks in the Picos de Europa National Park, Northern Spain with Mountaineering Joe. You will explore stunning limestone peaks and ridges, breath-taking valleys, meadows, mountain streams, lakes and deep gorges.
The mountains are situated just 25 miles inland from the Bay of Biscay, in the autonomous regions of Asturia, Cantabria and Castilla y León. These three regions meet on the summit of the Pico Tesorero. A magnificent view of the mountains and ridges is gained from this summit of: Torre de Cerredo, the highest point in the Picos; the iconic profile of Spain’s most famous mountain, Naranjo de Bulnes; Neveron de Urriellu; and the wild and barren Jou Grande.
Our treks and short walks give you an opportunity to enjoy the highlights of the Picos de Europa as well as some of the less-trodden routes. You may stay in high mountain huts (refugio’s) or local mountain and valley villages, dependent upon the trek.
We include a guided walking day in Snowdonia, North Wales in preparation for your Picos de Europa trek with Joe. A great opportunity to meet up, walk and discuss your trek
- Grade 1: Easy to moderate treks on good tracks and paths.
- Grade 2: Moderate to challenging, reasonable rocky paths, tracks and trackless terrain. You will encounter steep, rough and exposed sections, ridges and peaks and areas of easy scrambling.
- Grade 3: Challenging and strenuous treks combining ridges and peaks. Once we leave the tracks you will be trekking over steep and technical ground, with some exposed, short, easy scrambling sections. You may be summitting a peak as high as 2613m, Peña Vieja as an example.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
What experience do I need?
You will need summer hill walking experience for trek 1, which is taken at a more relaxing pace and takes you to some of the highlights of the Picos de Europa. For the more challenging treks (trek 2 and trek 3) it is important that you have experience of mountain walking and you are fit, as these are long days in the mountains. See our trekking in the Picos de Europa page for further details.
Our group size varies between 4 to 6 clients. This small group size ensures that we can help you meet your aspirations and get the most out of your trek.
What equipment do I need?
You must wear footwear and clothing, appropriate for trekking in the mountains and for the time of year. Your guide will check that your equipment is appropriate for the activity. A kit list is provided for each trek.
We can create a trek to suit your specific requirements, whether you are with a group or a single person. If you are interested in booking a guided trek abroad Contact us.