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 Camiño 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. This program offers a variety of landscapes to explore in the Eastern and Central Massifs, with the option of choosing easier or more difficult daywalks.
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.
All over Spain, Asturias is known as a magical destination: rural, green, friendly, tasty and authentic. The perfect place to relax, walk, cycle, swim and sample local delicacies. Thanks to a relatively mild climate, temperatures here are pleasant - even in the height of summer - and the landscape remains lush year round.
In this short break you will get a taste of the beautiful landscapes that Spain’s green north coast offers. Three days of easy-moderate cycling, passing by the El Sueve range with the coast on your side and in the shadow of the impressive snowy peaks of the Picos de Europa.
During this tour you will follow coastal footpaths and interior roads from inn to inn; staying at the mediaeval fishermen's and trading ports of Llanes and Ribadesella, the friendly rural village of Nueva and the magic beach of La Isla. During the day you'll have time to soak in sun and sea at one of the numerous beaches.