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We parked at the car park at the bottom and took the special public bus, which also enables you to... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2019
Ian C
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Don't visit Picos de Europa! There's nothing to see here! Only a few hours from Madrid, Picos de... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2019
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Municipalities of Sajambre and Valdeon. Leonese part of the Picos de Europa National Park.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
24915 Posada de Valdeon, Spain
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

We parked at the car park at the bottom and took the special public bus, which also enables you to stop off at the Basilica. I'm glad I'm not a bus driver having to contend with narrow, winding roads, but also other vehicles, cyclists, sheep,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed May 28, 2019

Don't visit Picos de Europa! There's nothing to see here! Only a few hours from Madrid, Picos de Europa is a stunning place. The mountains are beautiful. The hikes are fantastic. We stayed overnight at one of the refugios (Vegarredonda) within the park and had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JP C
Reviewed May 18, 2019

Living in the Lake District I see the beautiful sights of the fells every day but cani say this area of Spain is simply stunning. With amazing roads and access the sights are breathtaking. We done this trip in my wife's sports car and the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed May 15, 2019

What a great experience. We had no idea that Spain had majestic mountains like the Picos. We stayed nearby in Arenasde Caberales and hired tour guide Fernando Abarquero Zorrilla to help with our hike in the Picos. His knowledge of the history, geology, flora and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Andy R
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Wow what a national park! So beautiful, we hiked the amazing Ruta del Cares whilst staying in Posada de Valdeon in our motorhome. We will definitely be visiting and exploring more in the future!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DestAddict
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

This mountain range, with its snowy craggy peaks, is a gem. We drove from Potes, about twelve miles, to ride the cable car. It was a wonderful experience as a fresh snowfall occurred over the weekend. We arrived about ten. We did not have to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Terry H
Reviewed November 20, 2018

The long drive up to the park on the steep narrow roads can be a bit scary for the driver and passengers but worth it for the scenery. My wife and I did not hike - we only did a little exploring at the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank canoeboy
Reviewed September 23, 2018

If memory s correct these mountains are about the same area as the Lake District but go up to 8,500'. There are more bears in the Picos than in the whole Pyrenees. Been here several times and while the towns and villages are more developed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Whiskydram
Reviewed August 28, 2018

A stunning place to spend a week hiking in the mountains amid green fields, trees, dramatic rock faces, crystal clear rivers and pools and the constant chime of cow bells. Idyllic.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful part of the world. Stunning scenery. Fantastic place for motorcycling - great roads with little traffic. Perfect.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tom J
May 17, 2019|
Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
We only used Rick Steve's Spain book. We drove from San Sebastian to Potes. We rented a car from Europcar before we left the US. To get to Potes there are good roads, but the GPS does not always work, and as you get into the... More