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Picos, Potes & Soplao Cave

Enjoy a great day in Liébana

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We will visit Picos de Europa early in the morning and you will have 1 hour to enjoy the views and to take nice photos. We will then go to visit the Monestry of Santo Toribio and the village of Potes, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. In the afternoon, you will also visit one of the most wonderful caves in Europe: El Soplao cave.

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135.00 € / person
69.00 €/child . children (2-12 yo)
  • Duration: 11 hrs approx.
  • Small Groups
  • Picos de Europa, Potes 
  • Activity: tourist visit
  • Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You will cross the Hermida gorge by car
  • You will go up to 1.823 m with the cable Car of Fuente Dé 
  • You will take lovely photos from Picos de Europa
  • You will enjoy visiting Potes, capital Liébana
  • You will discover the Monastery of Santo Toribio
  • You will visit the wonderful cave of El Soplao

TOUR DETAILS

  • Departure: 8:00 am
  • Finish Time: 19:00 pm (approx.)
  • Pick-up from your city hotel. Please ask for other pick up options if outside the city.
  • Another possible meeting point is at our office: C/ Castelar, 49 -39004 Santander, next to “Palacio de Festivales”
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Adults:
135.00 € / person TAX included
Children (2-12 yo):
69.00 € / child TAX included children (2-12 yo)

TOTAL: 135.00 €
Reservation date:

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DESCRIPTION

We will leave from Santander towards Fuente Dé at 8:30 where we will arrive around 10:00 am. We will take the cable car in Fuente Dé to go up to the upper station of the cable car (it will only take us 4 minutes to be at a height of 1,823m above sea level). The breathtaking views from this place are simply guaranteed. We will spend there about 1 hour to take photos of the place and to explore the closest surroundings of the station.

After this first stop, we will go to Potes. But before we will make a small stop to visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio. This is one of the four Holy places in the world that offer the Jubilee in Perpetuum. The importance of this monastery is due to the fact that it houses the Lignum Crucis, which is the largest piece of wood of the Cross of Jesus that is preserved.

Our next stop will be in the village of Potes, where we will walk through its streets and where we will take a break for lunch. We will enjoy a "cocido lebaniego", this is the main dish of the are and it is a stew of chickpeas. After lunch, we will enjoy some free time to visit the village which is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Our next stop will be in Rionansa to visit the Soplao Cave, this is considered as one of the most important caves in Europe for its geological value (speleothem formations). The guided visit will take 1 hour and it is only available in Spanish. Finally, we will start our trip back to Santander.

ps: If you don't want to eat the lebaniego stew, please contact us in advance to modify the menu.

INCLUSIONS

Tour coordinator
Private transport in Minivan 
Hotel pick up (in Santander)
Cable Car tickets go/ return - Cable Car of Fuente Dé
Entrance fees to El Soplao Cave
Lunch (Lebaniego stew)
Civil Insurance
Taxes

NOT INCLUDED

Other Food and Drinks not included in the Menu

WE RECOMMEND

A jacket 
Comfortable footwear and clothes
Warm clothes for the cave visit!
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
A cap
Water

NOTAS:

You should be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

We recommend wearing a close and comfortable footwear for this tour

The minimum group for the excursion to take place is of 3 people and the maximum is of 8 participants.

The company reserves the right to cancel the excursion if the minimum group is not achieved or if weather conditions are not favorable. In these cases, the company will reimburse you the total amount paid or give you another option for changing the tour date.

If you wish to book this tour in exclusivity for you, you can do so by choosing the PRIVATE TOUR option in the main menu box. Private tours give you the possibility of choosing the date to do it and to adjust the route to your wishes.

The departure time will change according to the time of the year (ie. in winter there is not so many people going to Picos and we could postpone the departure to 8:00 or even 8:30 am)

The final confirmation of the tour will depend on the entrance tickets available for the cave visit.

Please wear warm clothes for the visit to the cave as the temperature inside is of 12ºC all year.

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