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Trekking & Bathing in Picos de Europa

Enjoy a great day in one of the nicest places in Cantabria


In this onde day Excursion you will do a walking in spectacular and unequalled Picos de Europa, you will visit the charming stone village of Potes and its Monestry of Saint Toribio. To complete this unforgettable day, you will enjoy a thermal circuit in La Hermida Spa.

139.00 € / person
69.00 €/child . children (2-12 yo)
  • Duration: 12 hrs (approx.)
  • Small Groups
  • Picos de Europa, Potes and La Hermida Spa
  • Activity: Walking tour in Picos de Europa
  • Languages: Spanish, English


  • Cross the spectacular gorge of La Hermida
  • Climb1,823 m with the Cable Car in Fuente Dé 
  • Walk in the heart of Picos de Europa (2 - 2,5 hours)
  • Visit charming village of Potes, capital of the Liébana region
  • Visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio (remember we are in the Jubilar Year)
  • Relax in La Hermida SPA* (one of the best mineral water springs in Spain)


  • Departure: 8:00 am
  • Finish Time: 7:00 pm (approx.)
  • Pick-up from your city hotel. If outside the city, meeting at Calle Castelar, 25 -39004 Santander), bus stop next to Hotel Vincci Puertochico
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139.00 € / person TAX included
Children (2-12 yo):
69.00 € / child TAX included children (2-12 yo)

TOTAL: 139.00 €
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We will leave at 8:00 direction Fuente Dé, it is just in the heart of Picos de Europa. Our trip will last around 2 hours during which we will  enjoy the green colors of the Cantabrian mountains and valleys. But the most beautiful part of the trip will definitely be when passing through the gorge of La Hermida, a set of narrow gorges along the river Deva.

Once in Fuente Dé, we will climb to the mountains in the cable car, it will led us to a height of 753m in just 4 minutes! Fuente Dé is listed as one of the 7 natural wonders in Spain. The views from Picos de Europa are incredible and you will have the impression of almost touching the clouds.

Afterwards we will do a 2 /2'5 hour walking experience in these mountains. It will be a beautiful experience to walk in this unequalled place. This walking experience is suitable for all ages.

After this experience, we will head to Potes, the capital of Liébana, but above all it is one of the most attractive municipalities of Cantabria thanks to its medieval houses surrounded by a spectacular landscape of mountains and the rivers Deva and Quiviesa. We will stop here to have our meal (not included). Local gastronomy is very appreciated, we will be able to eat a “Cocido montañés” or a “Cocido Lebaniego”. Both local fullfilling specialties with beans or chickpeas.

Next to Potes is the Monastery of Toribio de Liébana, a must visit in this year of Jubilee. The Monastery of Toribio was a place of pilgrimage for a long time since it safes the Lignum Crucis, the largest piece conserved from the cross of Christ, specifically the left arm. Only in this monastery, together with Santiago, Rome and Jerusalem, tthere is a piece of the cross of Jesus Christ. It is a kind of Palestinian tree and dates from the time of Jesus Christ according to carbon 14. The Monestry also conserves the remains of Santo Toribio de Astorga. This Jubilee year, they open the door of forgiveness and pilgrims can reach the jubilee or forgiveness of all their sins.

After a day so intense, it will be time to relax in the Hermida, one of the best spas in Spain. Its waters are considered the best in Europe for its medicinal mineral properties. We will enjoy an hour of Termoludic circuit. Children under 8 years old will only have access to the central pool of the spa.

Termoludic spa comprises:
Shower head
Wet Bath (Steam Bath)
Bimetallic walking pediluvium
Finnish sauna
Cold Immersion Bath
Hermida Bath (Steam-water)
Cold Fog
Spring vapor
Bithermic shower
Dynamic Thermal Pool (whirlpools, cervical massages, bubble volcano, countercurrent swimming, hydromassage stalls at different heights, etc.)

Finally, we will go back to Santander where we should arrive at around 7 pm.


  • Tour leader
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Private transport in minivan
  • Hotel pick up in Santander, Santillana del Mar and Torrelavega
  • Snow rackets if needed
  • 1 hour Spa circuit
  • Accident insurance and assistance
  • Taxes


  • food, drinks
  • Fuente De cable car ticket 


  • Jacket (to protect you from cold or the sun!)
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • A hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • A bottle of watter
  • Compulsory for the Spa:
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing cap 


You should be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior the departure time.
This is an Tour for all ages, however we do not recommend to go up to the cable car to people with claustrophobia or vertigo.

For the walking tour in Picos de Europa we will wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as well as a jacket to protect us from the cold/wind/sun...
Should Picos de Europa be snowed, we will also realize this excursion but with snow rackets if weather conditions allow us.
To the spa it is compulsory to wear a swimsuit, a towel, a bathing cap and flip flops.

Children under 8 years will only have access to the general pool of the Spa (not to the entire circuit) and must be accompanied by an adult all the time.
The minimum group for the excursion to take place is of 3 people and it will not exceed 18 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 reimbourse you the total amount paid or give you another option changing the tour date.
If you want to immortalize this fantastic day, you can hire our photographic service. You can book it as you book the tour or getting in touch with us.
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.


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