Family Adventure on Spain's Costa Verde
- Multi-activity family adventure in a hidden corner of Spain
- Activities include easy canoeing and horse riding
- Hike up to a mountain refuge in the Picos de Europa
- Seek out dinosaur footprints on a coastal walk
- Family fun on Spain`s delightful Costa Verde
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. Whilst just inland the Picos de Europa, the largest single mass of mountain limestone in Europe, provides a most impressive backdrop. The dramatic karst scenery, picturesque villages and fine beaches make this region an ideal destination for a family adventure holiday in Spain. The region is also special on account of the local, rather Celtic, culture that continues to thrive in the towns and villages of the area. Home to some of Europe's most impressive wildlife species, including wolf, bear, chamois and griffon vulture, the Picos de Europa was Spain's first national park. In this family adventure we have put together a range of activities and sightseeing that will make for an exciting, fun filled and memorable holiday. Canoeing on the Sella River and a leisurely morning's horse riding provide our introduction to northern Spain's family-friendly Asturias. We then hike to a mountain refuge on the slopes of the dramatic Picos de Europa for a day exploring and enjoying the amazing mountain views. Transferring to the ‘Costa Verde', we will spend a free day on the beach, hunt for dinosaur footprints on a coastal walk, walk to the stunning 360 degree viewpoint of Pienzu and visit a fun high ropes course. A world away from the overcrowded southern costas, this part of Spain is ideal for family adventure.
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children 6yrs and above. This family adventure holiday is a mix of sightseeing, activity and relaxation. No previous experience is required for the canoeing and horse riding elements. The horse riding is on easy trails and is suitable for youngsters. The walking involved is not difficult and it is suitable for children. There are three day walks on the holiday where we will be walking for up to 4 hours on each day. Overall the holiday is designed to provide a mix of activities suitable for a wide age range and offers an excellent family holiday.