Visiting Green Spain allows you a completely different perspective on this incredible country. Rather than the arid beauty of the southern parts of Spain, Green Spain is the lush, dramatic area that stretches right across the dynamic north coast. Higher rainfall in the winter months creates a lush landscape, covered with verdant meadows, framed by soaring peaks and all contained by a dramatic, undulating coastline. Taking in the regions of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, Green Spain has great diversity, wonderful rich cultures and arguably the best food in the entire country.
This beautiful part of Spain is crisscrossed with hiking trails, offers some of the best cycling in Spain and warmly welcomes you to explore its hidden corners and quiet towns. Several variants of the Way of St James pass through Green Spain, where you can cycle parts of the stunning Camino del Norte, hike the original pilgrimage trail on the Camino Primitivo or sample the wild beauty of the Galician coast on the Camino dos Faros. To experience the deep beauty of the mountains of Green Spain you can hike the incredible trails of the Picos de Europa or spend time in the heart of Green Spain discovering the hidden beauty of Asturias.
The Picos de Europa, without a doubt the most impressive mountains in all of Spain, emerge dramatically from the coastal landscape as a natural frontier between the green north coast and the more arid Castille.