Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW
 
 

Walking in the Picos de Europa

Rising from the ocean, the Picos de Europa is one of the most striking mountain ranges on the Iberian Peninsula. Just 40km long and 20km wide, the jagged limestone peaks rise to 2600m and contrast sharply with the lush valleys dotted with small hamlets far below. Rich in wildlife such as chamois, hedgehogs and wild boar and an abundance of wildflowers, the national park is a delight. Perhaps the most striking feature of the Picos is the deep gorges and rivers which divide the range into three distinct massifs. The focus of this walk is between the central massif (Macizo Central), home to the highest peak Torre de Cerredo (2648m) and the eastern massif (Macizo Oriental). Highlights include walking in the wide glacier valleys overlooked by the limestone peaks, the authentic villages and the ascent to the base of Naranjo de Bulnes' west face, considered to be the signature peak of the region. At night stay in small family run hotels in Arenas and Sotres with opportunities to sample local specialties such as the famous blue cheese, Queso de Cabrales.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Arenas de Cabrales
DAY 2 Walk to the summer meadows of Nava above the Cares River with superb views of the Picos (5.5hrs)
DAY 3 Transfer to Tielve and walk through beech forests to Sotres (4hrs)
DAY 4 Walk the eastern massif of the Picos (5hrs)
DAY 5 A loop walk around Tresviso (5hrs)
DAY 6 Ascend to the foot of the west face of Naranjo de Bulnes* (5.5hrs)
DAY 7 Descend to Bulnes and walk through gorges (5hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: PDE
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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supplement for hotels in Sotres on Day 6 £ 39
Single Supplement £ 140
Single Traveller Surcharge £ 190
H high season supplement £60

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