On the Tapas Trail - Family Adventure in Spain
Spain, Family, 8 days - from £845 (land only) - from €1,140 (land only) - from $1,420 (land only)
Totally revised itinerary for 2014
Fresh, new, exciting and a whole heap of fun for the family.
- Active family adventure holiday on Spain`s Northern Coast
- Overnight in a mountain refuge in the Spanish Picos
- Don your wetsuit for adrenaline-charged canyoning!
- Enjoy kayaking and cycling on this family adventure in Spain
- Option to rent a surf board and ride the waves
On Spain's quiet north-west coast, the region of Asturias is the perfect place for a family adventure holiday. The 'Costa Verde' or green coast is reminiscent of the Cornish coast, with its steep sided river valleys running into sandy bays. We start this active Spanish holiday with a splash as we paddle our kayaks along the River Deva. Our first 3 nights are from our hotel base with swimming pool, in the pretty area of Arenas de Cabrales, in the foothills of the Picos de Europa. This is just 1 hr drive from Santander. On our third day we are in the water again, canyoning down one the charming gorges. A short walk of 3 - 4 hours then brings us to the mountain refuge where we stay overnight, a great introductory walk for the kids, and very exciting! The second half of the week we spend at a hotel near the beach. Here, we have a day cycling and a day to just enjoy the sea, with the option to have a surfing lesson! Northern Spain is quick, easy and cheap to get to from the UK (and a whole away from the overcrowded southern costas), making it altogether rather appealing for a family adventure holiday.
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 8yrs old
This family adventure holiday is a mix of sightseeing, activity and relaxation. No previous experience is required for the kayaking or canyoning and can be done by beginners. However all participants must be able to swim unaided for at least 25m. The 2 walks are not difficult and suitable for children. The cycling is along easy trails. All specialist and safety equipment is provided along with professional guiding. All 6 nights hotels have en-suite rooms and the hotel in Arenas de Cabrales has a swimming pool. The mountain refuge is dormitory sleeping arrangements. Overall the holiday is designed to provide a mix of activities suitable for a wide age range and offers an excellent family holiday.
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