Day Hiking in Spain's Picos de Europa Mountains (#2434)

Date and Time

Saturday, September 7, 2024 - Wednesday, September 18, 2024


Picos de Europa,


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Hike in one of the most impressive mountain ranges you may never have heard of. The Spanish Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) is a region of dramatic limestone peaks and lush valleys. We will hike among rugged cliffs, be immersed in magnificent scenery, and see rich flora, fauna and wildlife. These mountains are on the northern coast of Spain, barely 10 miles from the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic Ocean. The highest peak in the range is 8,690'. We will day-hike from our base at two charming hotels in Arenas de Cabrales and Sotres. Most days we will have a choice of two hiking options. Prior to the hiking portion of this trip, we will explore the City of Bilbao, home to the iconic Frank Gehry Guggenheim Museum. After six days of glorious hiking in the Picos, we will go on a gentle canoe trip on the Sella River. When back in Bilbao, we will take a bus tour with stops in three areas in the Basque region. Please join us on this wonderful Spanish adventure.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $3,600 member / $3,700 non-member

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Adults (18+)


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Ron loves to travel to unique and beautiful places, experience new cultures, get a little out of his comfort zone, and share his love of the outdoors with others. He has led more than 20 Adventure Travel trips including India, Patagonia, Scotland, Slovakia, Peru, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Albania and Panama. He has led multiple trips to National Parks in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, California and Washington.


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Ann Boland is a four-season hike leader with the AMC-NH chapter. She is an instructor for the chapter's Winter Hiking Series and Cardigan School and a hike leader at AMC's August Camp. She is an avid hiker and has summited the NH48 in each of the four seasons, and the NE67. Ann also enjoys hiking outside of New England and has organized personal trekking trips to Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, and Nepal, as well as to several national parks in the United States. Ann is WFA and CPR certified.