The Peaks of Europe is a national park that stretches over the communities of Cantabria, Asturias and Léon. It boasts numerous landscapes and abundant wildlife in the westernmost part of Cantabria. With a total area of over 270 mi², the park plays host to experienced mountaineers who take advantage of the rock climbing and mountain biking, as well as hikers roaming the tracks of the cordillera, without forgetting nature aficionados, who can discover the impressive variety of flora and fauna. If you're lucky, you will spot a few brown bears, as well as wild goats, stags, wild boars, and wolves. On your way, you will see many a rural village and natural monument, making for delightful landscapes. In this region, they are quite something. The Peaks of Europe are worth a visit of at least a few days.
There is a range of walking tours and routes throughout the landscape.© Juan Carlos Cantero - age fotostock
We highly recommend visiting one of the many surrounding viewpoints.© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
Go right to the heart of the peaks by taking the cable car up from the lower station of Fuente Dé© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
The proximity to the sea means the mountains are susceptible to sudden weather changes.© Juan Carlos Cantero - age fotostock
The Peaks of Europe are home to charming rural villages and natural monuments.© Oscar Calero - age fotostock