Our Walking Holidays in the Picos de Europa
Welcome to Northern Spain’s glorious coastal mountains
- Enjoy organised or self guided walking – or a mix of both
- High Level Walking, Moderate Walking & Easy Strolls
- Wildflower Walks – 15th May to 10th June 2016
- Arrive and depart on the days of your choice – stay for as long as you wish
- An exquisite ‘posada’ for a half-board holiday plus various self catering apartments
A walking holiday with superb flexibilityOn a Collett’s summer walking holiday in the Picos de Europa, you arrive on the day you choose and stay for as long as you wish at our charming three star posada near beautiful Potes or in one of our self catering apartments. Every day – except Wednesdays – you can join one of two breathtaking walks, both free and optional. One is a high level harder hike, the other a moderate easier walk, rich in flora, fauna and beautiful scenery. In May and early June, in the peak of the wildflower season, we also offer informal wildflower walks, such is the amazing flora here.
You can also do self-guided walks of any grade - or we can propose other days out and places of interest in this beautiful corner of Spain. Simply choose day to day the option that takes your fancy. Plan your days at Office Hour over maps and a relaxed pre-dinner drink with our own walkers and hosts, whose extensive local knowledge will ensure you get just what you want from your time here.
A Collett's Walking Holiday in the Picos de Europa
Season Dates14 May to 25 September 2016.
Arrive & Depart Any DayArrive and depart on the days of your choice – stay with us for as long as you wish.
Organised WalksWe offer the following options free of charge every day except Wednesdays:
High Level or Harder Walk
Easier Moderate Walk
Informal Wildflower Walk 15 May to 10 June only
Self GuidingWalks of all grades.
Places of Interest, Activities & Days OutWe can propose a variety of days out - cultural or active - or on the Costa Verde.
Accommodation near PotesPosada el Corcal.
Self Catering Apartments.
Halfboard, B&B & Self Catering.
Packed lunches available.
Travel & TransportFly-drive: Santander, Asturias or Bilbao.
Public transport is limited and such is the geography of the area that this is our only destination where having a car is deemed essential.
Self-drive: With Brittany Ferries to Santander or Bilbao (10% discount).
Local Transport: Car essential.
Twin Centre OptionCollett's in the Pyrenees, Spain - 4hrs.
In pictures – A Collett’s Picos de Europa Holiday
My questions were dealt with quickly and efficiently. We arrived earlier than expected but were shown to our room. The Collett's representative found us soon afterwards. The evening meals were very good, with unlimited good wine, and served nearby. It was lovely that all guests ate together along with 2 members of the Collett's team.
We enjoyed Office Hour as a way to chat together with the Collett's team and other guests. We only did one walk by ourselves and it was ok, some guests said the directions were not always clear.
The Collett's team at Picos really made the holiday for us. We could have done the walking by ourselves but it would not have been nearly so enjoyable. We enjoyed walking in a group as well as eating together every night with the other guests and staff members.
We felt that the Collett's staff made sure that the walks were safe for us in the weather conditions and frequently asked if everyone was ok. Everyone seemed able to walk at their own pace and felt comfortable. As experienced walkers everyone knew of the risks involved and acted responsibly. It was not an issue as I felt it might be.
We wanted the flexibility of being able to choose every day whether to walk in a group and which level of walk to choose.