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Picos de Europa walking, cheese & cider
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Picos de Europa walking, cheese & cider

Picos de Europa walking, cheese & cider

Walking, culture and gastronomy

  • Accommodation at a comfortable hotel in Arenas de Cabrales
  • Land Rover excursion in the Picos de Europa National Park, traversing areas with restricted access
  • Self-guided walk through the majestic Cares Gorge
  • Guided ethnographic and culinary visit, the Cheese and Cider Tour in Asiegu
  • Traditional meal served in authentic cider-house style
Map Cares Gorge short break
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Start: Arenas de Cabrales              Finish: Arenas de Cabrales

Day 1: Arrival in Arenas de Cabrales
Day 2: Walking and 4x4 excursion
Day 3: The Cabrales cheese and cider tour

Day 1:    Arrival in Arenas de Cabrales

Today you arrive in Arenas de Cabrales, situated on the north side of the Picos de Europa National Park. Settle in at your comfortable accommodation. Optional self-guided village stroll or walking route (1 to 2 hours). Or try your hand at pouring cider on one of the outdoor terraces.

Challenge: Travel to Asturias.

Villages along the way: Arenas de Cabrales

Day 2:    Walking and 4x4 excursion

Combined walking and 4x4 excursion through dazzling limestone landscapes in the Picos de Europa National Park. First, by landrover traversing areas with restricted access. In the afternoon, self-guided walking route through the spectacular Cares Gorge.

Challenge: 4x4 and walking excursion (12 km / 7,5 mi, 3.5 hrs)

Villages along the way: Picos de Europa National Park

Day 3:    The Cabrales cheese and cider tour

A 10-minute drive to the village of Asiego to experience the "Ruta 'l Quesu y la Sidra" - a fascinating cultural excursion guided by highly qualifed geographers specializing in local history and tradition. Marvel at the experts' detailed analysis of traditional life in a small village. Then enjoy a real Asturian meal, including regional specialities such as Cabrales blue cheese and local cider, all served in your hosts' own authentic cider house. Program ends after lunch today.


 Comfortable hotel with a friendly atmosphere.

Hotel Picos de Europa
Hotel Picos de Europa

In the centre of the town of Arenas de Cabrales you will find this hotel with garden, terraces, outdoor swimming pool, car park, ambiguous lounge, library and wi-fi zone. Relax, dream, rest, enjoy... discover.



This short break combines well with other S-Cape programs in Asturias:

  • Asturias cycling Trip [more info]
  • Asturias-Camín Real walking trip [more info]
  • Other walking trips in Picos de Europa


You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April  and October

The nearest airports to the Picos de Europa are Oviedo - Asturias (OVD), Santander (SDR) and Bilbao (BIO).

Arrive in Arenas de Cabrales

From the airports there are good bus connections to city centre bus stations, where you can catch a connecting bus to your destination (ALSA bus company, see time tables at www.alsa.es).

From Oviedo centre there are direct buses to Arenas de Cabrales, though these services cannot be booked in advance. From Santander and Bilbao, you take a direct bus to Unquera and then continue by taxi to Arenas de Cabrales.

NOTE: It is wise to book your bus tickets and taxi transfer in advance, especially for arrivals and when travelling in summer or on Friday afternoons. You can buy your bus tickets through the ALSA website www.alsa.es or through your S-cape office in Spain, also responsible for booking your taxi from Unquera to Arenas.

Departure from Arenas de Cabrales

Your trek ends in Arenas de Cabrales. Bus tickets can be booked in advance through S-cape Travel.

Airport transfers for arrival / departure can be booked in advance through S-cape Travel. Costs will depend on number of passengers, airport used and time of pick up.

GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 2 nights´accommodation with breakfast
  • 1 Asturian pack lunch
  • 1 combined walking (self-guided) and 4x4 (vehicle and driver included) excursion in the Picos de Europa National Park
  • 1 guided cultural visit, which includes a traditional Asturian meal served among barrels of cider (in Spanish)
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not Included

  • Transport to / from Asturias
  • Other lunches / dinners


  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation

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