6 DAYS TOUR
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:
- Pristine nature in Picos de Europa National Park!
- Giant Redwood Forrest (only one in West Europe), Santillana del Mar
- One of the most impressive towns in North Spain
- Breathtaking scenery of mountans and sea
- Delicious regional dishes
DAY 1 : Arrival at Madrid/Barajas airport pick-up + transfer to the hotel. In the evening, welcome dinner and pre-tour briefing.
DAY 2: After breakfast, we will depart from Madrid in a northerly direction via the A-1 till Burgos there well switch to the N-623, a very scenic road with very little traffic. It will take us into Cantabria province via a mountain pass (Escudos). Along the way we will stop for a snack + drink (non-alcoholic) Arrival in Santillana del Mar in the late afternoon. (Dinner at the hotel) Stroll around Santillana before and after dinner.
DAY 3: After breakfast and briefing departure in direction of Picos de Europa with a brief stop at the Giant tree forest in Cabezon, via the Cabuerniga valley we continue to Potes and Fuente De. (Optional cable car ride to the top of mountains!) 4 min each way.
Return to Potes for a snack/drink.
From Potes we continue on to Cangas de Onis, where you can taste the local blue cheese ,Gamoneu (only produced in this area!) We then make our way towards the coastal towns of Ribadesella and …… to San Vicente de Barquera and stop for lunch. After lunch we continue to Comillas (visit of El Capricho) and after another short but scenic ride we arrive at our hotel in Santillana.
DAY 4: After breakfast and briefing, we depart in an easterly direction after a quick stop in Torrelavega to top up our depots with gasoline, continuing towards Solares, slowly climbing to the pass of Alisas, where you can enjoy fantastic views of the coastline and the mountains at the same time. In Balmaseda/Basque country, we will stop taste some delicious Pintxos/tapas and a short stroll around the town. After our refreshment we continue towards Bilbao where we again stop for Pintxos/Tapas and a stroll around the stunning Guggenheim Museum.
Leaving Bilbao, we will take the coastal road towards Castro-Urdiales and then Santona, both famous for their fine anchovy products, which we will taste there.
Finally, some well deserved rest and a tasty dinner at our hotel.
DAYS 5: After breakfast/road briefing we are off, leaving the Cantabrian coast behind and into the hills/mountains towards Burgos.
From there we will continue on to Madrid, where we plan to arrive in the afternoon.
After a short rest and freshining up, we meet again to have a farewell dinner in the of Madrid.
DAY 6: After breakfast, we will arrange a transfer for you from the hotel to Barajas Airport, where
We will say farewell to you.