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Cantabria drive & discover
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Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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ESDD015
Drive & discover
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Cantabria drive & discover

Cantabria drive & discover

Sea and mountains

  • Natural beauty and rich history between the mountains & the sea
  • Gorgeous Cantabrian coastal towns: Comillas, San Vicente and Santillana del Mar
  • The spectacular mountain scenery in the Picos de Europa
  • The vast sandy beach of Playa de Oyambre Nature Reserve
  • Santo Toribio Monastery and Sta Maria de Lebeña Church
 
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Route

Start: Queveda       Finish: Cosgaya

Day 1: Arrival in Queveda
Day 2: Excursions from Queveda
Day 3: Excursions from Queveda
Day 4: Inland to the Picos de Europa
Day 5: Inland to the Picos de Europa
Day 6: Inland to the Picos de Europa
Day 7: Departure

Day 1:    Arrival in Queveda

Arrival at your charming accommodation, la Posada de Las Quintas, about a 2-hour drive from the airport. If there's time this afternoon, you may wish to visit the well-preserved Medieval village of Santillana del Mar. Admire its lovely Romanesque church or enjoy dinner on one of the outdoor terraces. Or, if you come by way of the coastal road, you might want to jump right in with a stop at Tagle beach for a paddle in the sea!

Day 2:    Excursions from Queveda

Queveda is perfectly situated for a number of interesting visits. Stroll about the lovely coastal town of Comillas and gawk at "El Capricho" designed by Gaudí. A bit further to the east, you'll find the beautiful beaches of Oyambre Nature Reserve and an excellent network of coastal walking paths. The Medieval village of Santillana del Mar is also nearby, as is the spectacular Cueva del Soplado with an unbelievable display of rare cave formations. Another possible destination could be the city of Santander, where you can enjoy a delicious seafood lunch.

Challenge: Visit historical and natural monuments near Queveda.

Villages along the way: Comillas, San Vicente, Santillana, Santander

 

Day 3:    Excursions from Queveda

Queveda is perfectly situated for a number of interesting visits. Stroll about the lovely coastal town of Comillas and gawk at "El Capricho" designed by Gaudí. A bit further to the east, you'll find the beautiful beaches of Oyambre Nature Reserve and an excellent network of coastal walking paths. The Medieval village of Santillana del Mar is also nearby, as is the spectacular Cueva del Soplado with an unbelievable display of rare cave formations. Another possible destination could be the city of Santander, where you can enjoy a delicious seafood lunch.

Challenge: Visit historical and natural monuments near Queveda.

Villages along the way: Comillas, San Vicente, Santillana, Santander

Day 4:    Inland to the Picos de Europa

Today you drive inland to encounter the breath-taking beauty of the Picos de Europa, a striking world of exotic karstic wonders. Towering peaks, plunging gorges, rushing rivers, extensive forests and tiny villages built in nearly impossible locations. Authentic rural life and deeply rooted traditions, as well as impressive natural and historical monuments: the Cares Gorge, the cable car at Fuente Dé, Sta. Maria de Lebeña Church or the Monastery of Santo Toribio. This is a land of so much beauty, you'll soon find that you've fallen in love.

Challenge: Visits to natural and historical monuments in the Picos.

Villages along the way: Potes, Cosgaya

Day 5:    Inland to the Picos de Europa

Today you drive inland to encounter the breath-taking beauty of the Picos de Europa, a striking world of exotic karstic wonders. Towering peaks, plunging gorges, rushing rivers, extensive forests and tiny villages built in nearly impossible locations. Authentic rural life and deeply rooted traditions, as well as impressive natural and historical monuments: the Cares Gorge, the cable car at Fuente Dé, Sta. Maria de Lebeña Church or the Monastery of Santo Toribio. This is a land of so much beauty, you'll soon find that you've fallen in love.

Challenge: Visits to natural and historical monuments in the Picos.

Villages along the way: Potes, Cosgaya

Day 6:    Inland to the Picos de Europa

Today you drive inland to encounter the breath-taking beauty of the Picos de Europa, a striking world of exotic karstic wonders. Towering peaks, plunging gorges, rushing rivers, extensive forests and tiny villages built in nearly impossible locations. Authentic rural life and deeply rooted traditions, as well as impressive natural and historical monuments: the Cares Gorge, the cable car at Fuente Dé, Sta. Maria de Lebeña Church or the Monastery of Santo Toribio. This is a land of so much beauty, you'll soon find that you've fallen in love.

Challenge: Visits to natural and historical monuments in the Picos.

Villages along the way: Potes, Cosgaya

Day 7:    Departure

Your arrangement ends today after breakfast. So it's 'adios' to Northern Spain. But not for long, as soon you'll be aching to return.

accommodation

The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location (coast and mountain), atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights:

Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Posada Las Quintas (Queveda/Santellana del Mar)
La Casona de Treviño-Treviño-Cosgaya
La Casona de Treviño (Treviño-Cosgaya)
practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject ot availability, between 15th March and 31st October.

The nearest airports to Cantabria are Santander (SDR) and Bilbao airport (BIO).

Car rental services are available at both airports.

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Detailed maps and route notes in English
  • 24 hour telephone assistance

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, extra transfers, etc.
  • Entrance tickets to museums, monuments and cable car
  • Flights and transfers to and from the accommodations
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