On the Tapas Trail - Family Adventure in Spain
Spain, Family, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Arenas de Cabrales. A complimentary single timed group transfer from Santander Airport is provided. KE Land Only package services start with the evening meal.
Day 2: Kayak descent of the River Sella. No previous experience is needed for this as the kayaks are large and stable. We stop for a picnic lunch during our time on the river. We then transfer back to the hotel where we can swim or visit the local 'Cabrales Museum' where we learn how this local 'stinky' but delicious cheese is made.
Day 3: Today we have another exciting activity - a canyoning or ghyll scrambling descent. On this exciting descent we are taken down the river by jumping, swimming and possibly abseiling down the easy waterfalls. It is great fun. We stop for lunch en route. At the end of the activity we transfer back to the hotel for some free time before dinner.
Day 4: We drive up into the mountains and to the beautiful glaciers lakes, Covadonga. Here we start our orienteering and walk as our guide shows us the way with the map, compass and some clues through woods, alpine meadows and finally up to the Vegaredonda mountain refuge (1400m). 3-4 hrs easy walking.
Day 5: From the hut we have an easy walk of 1 or 2 hours to Mirador Ordiales (1691m) for breathtaking views over the Angon Valley with its karst landscapes. We return to the refuge for our bags and then down to the vehicle. Transfer to the coast for the next 3 nights.
Day 6: We have a free day today. There is a good surfing beach near to the hotel and it is possible to arrange a surf lesson.
Day 7: Today we have an easy cycling day along the coast. We travel through the small coastal towns along quite backroads and the old pilgrims trail which ends in Santiago. We stop at beaches for breaks and a swim. Return to the hotel for a second night.
Day 8: Depending on our flight times we journey back to Santander via the famous seaside town Llanes. This medieval fishing town is lovely with it's small shops and cafes, and we can walk along the beach. After having lunch we drive (1 hrs) to the airport in Santander where KE Land Only package services end.