Spain Trekking Tours
We run Himalayan-style treks in Picos De Europa, Spain. It is the perfect training ground for our Himalayan treks because of the higher peaks, altitude and more challenging terrain. Spain trekking in the Picos De Europa can be just as exhilarating as trekking the Himalaya!
Picos is a place that has not been spoilt by tourism and still holds on to the traditional beliefs and customs. Ecological protection ensures that the brown bear and the unique flora and fauna are safe within this National Park.
We also walk “The Way” on the famous Camino de Santiago, one of the most important Christian pilgrimages of medieval times. Legend has it that the bones of St. James, Jesus’s first disciple, are buried at Santiago de Compostela. Today, people of all faiths from around the world walk “The Way” for spiritual, health or personal reasons.
Good to know
Here is some useful information about your destination! Refer to our FAQ further below for more information related to Spain trekking and travel.
Visa in not needed for EU citizens. Everyone else needs a visa.
Spain Trekking Tours & Travel FAQ
What do I need to know about trekking in Spain?
Here you will find the most frequently asked questions about visiting and trekking Spain. For more general questions about trekking with Namaste Nomad, food and accommodation, etc., please refer to our Europe Trekking Tours FAQ.
How to get there?
We will usually pick you up from the airport. In case you are travelling by other public means, there are bus routes and a narrow-guage railway that depart from Oviedo and Santander, with stops in several towns. Infiesto, Arriondas, Cangas de Onís, Onís, Cabrales, Panes, Ribadesella, Posada de Llanes, Llanes and Colombres, for example, all operate buses to inside the National Park.
What is the weather like?
The Picos de Europa, with “green Spain” on one side and a high dry plateau on the interior, are affected by both the maritime and continental climates. Expect sudden dramatic changes in weather. You will need full waterproofs, warm clothing, shorts, sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t be disheartened – the backdrop of light and cloud make the scenery even more dramatic.
Do I need to know Spanish to go on this trip?
It would help you feel at ease, but is not at all necessary. Barry and Kate are fluent Spanish speakers and they handle all of our arrangements. Furthermore, the Spanish are very forthcoming in trying to communicate when you don’t speak or understand. A phrasebook and smiling a lot could help!