Picos de Europa National Park
Fabulous for lovers of nature and the great outdoors.
A day of landscapes and nature.
Asturias as a whole is one of Spain's most pristine natural landscapes, and there are few better spots to appreciate this than in this central slice of the Cantabrian Mountain Range, the Picos de Europa National Park. It's a gorgeous 647 square kilometres (250 square miles) which can change drastically in climate from one valley and day to the next, so it's best to go prepared. Different access routes are available, and the Fuente Dé cablecar will get you up 1,800 metres (5,900 feet). If you're an experienced climber, you'll have no trouble getting yourself to almost any of the park's highest corners, but if you're after something a little gentler, make sure you get a weather report before arrival. Either way, it's an amazing experience, and one where you shouldn't forget your camera (or at least cameraphone)!