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Arenas de Cabrales

The Picos de Europa – dramatic & unspoiled
Complete your exploration of Asturias with a stay in the dramatic Picos de Europa, home to some of Spain’s most spectacular scenery and best mountain walking – including a thrilling trail through the Cares Gorge.

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Scenic Arenas de Cabrales

With breathtaking and contrasting scenery and a rich variety of bird and animal life – eagles, vultures and rebecos (small chamois deer) are all common sights here – the wild and remote-feeling Picos de Europa mountains are a wonderful place to walk. The most famous of the region’s trails explores the fabulous Cares Gorge, an immense chasm that cuts through the heart of the National Park, with other routes leading up to the remote village of Bulnes and to the panoramic Pandebano Pass. At the end of each day, return to your authentic mountain hotel to enjoy the traditional cooking, warm hospitality, and inspirational surroundings.


  • Ribadesella to Arenas de Cabrales: 1hr by taxi
    Today you travel by taxi to Arenas de Cabrales, where you spend three nights at the Hotel Picos de Europa, which lies at the gateway to one of Europe’s most magnificent National Parks.

    Besides its fabulous mountain setting, the village is known as the centre of production for the famous Queso de Cabrales and cheese lovers will definitely want to pay a visit to the cave where this pungent goat’s cheese is produced.
  • Choice of walks from Arenas: 3.5km to 22km
    Up here, in the rarefied mountain air, keen walkers are in for a real treat with a choice of exhilarating routes. The Cares Gorge is a stand-alone walk; the others can be combined to make a longer day if you wish.
    The Cares Gorge: up to 22km, 7.5hrs
    After a short transfer (included) to Poncebos, you walk out and back along the spectacular Cares Gorge, also known as the ‘Divine Gorge’. Initially, the path remains high above the river, but as you walk along the gorge you gradually descend towards the water. As you approach the village of Caín, the gorge opens up to reveal an unrivalled view of towering, craggy limestone peaks. As this is a linear walk, you can return from any point.
    Bulnes village: 4km-8km, 1.5hrs-4hrs
    For a different kind of day, you could take the funicular to the hilly village of Bulnes, then descend on foot. There is the option to walk both ways, but the climb to the village is on a rocky path, and is steep in parts.
    The Pandebano Pass: 3.5km-7km, 2hrs-4hrs
    Having reached Bulnes on foot or by funicular, you may like to continue to the Pandebano Pass. This a rewarding walk, steep in parts, but extremely scenic. If you choose to walk back down to Bulnes, the route is quite straightforward, although again fairly steep.


As your base, we have chosen a welcoming, family-run hotel which offers comfortable accommodation in inspirational surroundings.
Hotel Picos de Europa
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  • 3 nights: 11 April 2020 - 15 July 2020 & 01 September 2020 - 31 October 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    11 Apr - 15 Jul 2020 £260 £125
    1 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £260 £125
    3rd & 4th person discount -£30
    Single traveller supplement £30

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per room) in a double or single room

    Hotel Picos de Europa, Arenas de Cabrales (B&B) Double room Single room
    11 Apr - 15 Jul 2020 £60 £102
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £60 £102
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 1 dinner,
    1 picnic,
    3 breakfasts
  • taxi Ribadesella-Arenas,
    & for Cares Gorge walk
  • detailed documentation

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