The mountain ranges of Spain are the hidden gems of Europe. Often overlooked in favour of the Alps or the Dolomites, Spain has several incredible mountain ranges with clear-cut hiking routes that are sure to provide a challenge to any seasoned hiker. Here in the mountains of Spain, you will find unique cultures, delectable local cuisine and a neverending array of intensely beautiful scenery and vistas. With our Spanish HQ being set in one of these dynamic mountain ranges, we know exactly what it takes to craft a stunning route through the mountains.
France and Spain are separated by the majestic Pyrenees, a range that spans the border, but digs deep on both sides to reveal a rich history and culture that is well worth exploring. Inland, to the north sit the glorious Picos de Europa, a mountain range that literally bursts from the flat plains that surround it, opening up a wonderland of vast gorges, rushing rivers and grand peaks.
Picos is the most surprising mountainous destination of our With the Kids program, designed for families travelling by car. Rural guesthouse accommodation in villages with true local flavour. The unique charm of a small but incredibly varied mountain range
The Picos de Europa: breathtaking landscapes, deeply-rooted tradition and tasty regional gastronomy in a truly magical corner of the world. Enjoy the best of the county of Cabrales on this short break and immerse yourself in both the nature and culture of Asturias. Adventure in the Picos National Park on a combined 4x4 and self-guided walking excursion, which completely circles the Picos' Central Massif.
The Picos de Europa, without a doubt the most impressive mountains in Spain, emerging dramatically from the coastal landscape to form a natural frontier between the lush north coast and the more arid Castille. Three capricious limestone massifs marked by rushing rivers, plunging gorges, and stunning high peaks.
A local saying says “Don’t call me Naranjo (orange tree), because I cannot bear fruit; call me Picu Urriellu, which is my true name”, referring to two popular names for this famous peak in the Central Massif of Picos de Europa. In the afternoon sun, Urriellu Peak takes on an orangish hue which might explain its nickname.
Hidden in the western corner of the Catalan Pyrenees is the unspoilt “Vall de Boí”; an open valley that is the entrance port to the rugged granite mountains of the Aigües Tortes National Park. Together, the Vall de Boi and Aigues Tortes, have all the ingredients for a hiking paradise. In the valley you walk through meadows and Mediterranean woods from one beautiful Romanesque church to another.
Hidden in the western corner of the Catalan Pyrenees is the unspoilt “Vall de Boí”; an open valley that is the entrance port to the rugged granite mountains of the Aigües Tortes National Park. This short break offers you the experience of an overnight stay in the mountain hut of Ventosa i Calvell.