Learn more about what to expect on this short adventure break including group size, when to go and how comfortable you can expect to be.
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When should I go?
Any time from April through October.
The Picos Mountains are situated on the central north coast of Spain – ‘Green Spain’ so you can get rainfall at any time of year.
The warmest & driest months are July-September.
You should be prepared for occasionally cool conditions in the upper park and the chance of rain at any time. In Spring & Autumn temperatures between 5° – 18°C; in Summer 10°c – 28°C.
The guide will adapt to weather conditions but we assume that you will be walking, mountain biking and canoeing or canyoning.
Walking in the Picos involves rugged, steep limestone mountains. The paths we use are generally well worn and comfortable although in the higher Picos there is often shingle.
Canyoning is great fun in a rough and tumble sort of way. But it is expertly supervised and no experience is needed. Don wetsuits (provided) and hike up a steep path into a narrow canyon. Once you get to the top, you complete your outfit with a harness and helmet (provided).
Drop down into the stream and make your way back down to the bottom by negotiating the river bed. This can include abseiling down a waterfall, jumping into pools, sliding down slippery rocks and swimming.
Canoeing is in two person open canoes. All equipment, wet suit, life jackets, etc is provided.Before entering the water, we have a safety/instruction lesson from our local partners.We generally paddle the Deva River – short sections of rapid, some obstacles mid-river but generally wide.
Cycling for this holiday we take a steady ride along the coast from where you can see the high mountains.The ride is largely on wide trails with some paved sections and some single-track. You should be reasonably confident on a bike to enjoy the ride.
Comfortable but fairly simple 16 room inn with a lovely location in a small wooded valley looking up onto the mountains. Good food and lots of it.
Join a small group of 8 maximum with private guide throughout.
Bespoke groups available on request.
Pura Aventura is passionate about the places it visits.
To help preserve the integrity of these destinations we:
• Keep groups small to minimise environmental impact.
• Work directly with local businesses and organisations to directly benefit local economies. We use small, locally owned hotels and restaurants.
• Work with local guides so that our holidays are more interesting for clients and more beneficial locally.
Pura Aventura actively supports the mountain conservation charity www.quebrantahuesos.org.
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