Picos de Europa & Potes
Enjoy this day to get to know the Liébana area and the Picos de Europa on the Cantabrian side.
You will cross the Hermida gorge
You can take the cable car to go up to Picos
You will visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio
You will know Potes, its bridges and its rivers
You will spend a pleasant day touring one of the most beautiful and impressive areas of Cantabria
When: SUNDAYS 8:00 am
Duration: 9.5 h
Pick-up points: at your Hotel in Santander, Torrelavega, Unquera, Panes, La Hermida.
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian
€ 75 pers.
We will travel by car to Fuente Dé, where the cable car that allows us to go up to Picos de Europa is located. On our way to Fuente Dé, we will cross rivers, forests, small villages and the famous Hermida gorge.
Once there, you will enjoy some free time to get to know the area or take the cable car up to the upper station if you wish. The cable car ride will last 4 minutes and will take you to a height of 1,823m above sea level. There you can enjoy stunning views and explore the closest surroundings of the station.
Later we will go to the Monastery of Santo Toribio, one of the four holy places of Christianity. The importance of this monastery is because it houses the Lignum Crucis, which is the largest piece of wood from the Cross of Jesus that is preserved. Here we will make a short stop for you to visit the Monastery and see the Lignum Crucis. We will also take the opportunity to approach the viewpoint of the hermitage of San Miguel, which is located near the Monastery and from where you can enjoy beautiful views over Picos.
Finally, we will arrive in Potes, the capital of Liébana and considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. Highlights of this town are its cobbled streets, its bridges and its medieval Tower, which is called Torre del Infantado.
We will take a short walking tour of the town and then you can have free time to eat and shop if you wish in one of its many souvenir shops.
Cable Car Tickets
Private transportation by minivan (9 seats)
Hotel pickup (see departure points)
Warm clothes (we recommend checking the weather forecast)
Your hotel in Santander
Pabelón of Old Havana, Torrelavega
Hostal Río Deva, Unquera
Hotel Tres Palacios, Panes
Outpatient, La Hermida
This is a recommended excursion for all ages.
You must be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before departure time.
For the excursion to take place, there must be a minimum of 2 registered. The company reserves the right to cancel the trip if the group does not reach the minimum number of participants or if the weather conditions are not favorable. In such case, you would be given the option of a full refund or change of tour date.
For groups of at least 4 people we can do this excursion on other days outside the regular program (only from 11/15 to 04/01). Always subject to availability and keeping the tour open to other reservations.
If you want to book this tour as a private tour, please contact us so we can make you a proposal. Private tours give you the possibility to choose the date of the tour, the place/time of pick-up as well as to make changes to the initial program.
You can cancel this reservation free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.