Things to do in the Picos de Europa…
The combination of structured lessons, guided walks and organic encounters with non-English speaking local people will give your grasp of Spanish a real kick start with tailor made tuition and homestays adding to the benefits of total immersion. Hiking in the Picos de Europa offers every opportunity to seek out remote communities and strike up conversations with restaurateurs and shop keepers who rarely come into contact with tourists.
Weather beaten and sculpted through aeons of glacial action, the Picos de Europa peak at over 2,650m (Torre de Cerredo) and trough into 1,500m gorges (Garganta del Cares) with remote, and often abandoned, farmsteads, high alpine plateaus and precarious precipices providing travellers with wild walking at its best . This is a region where weather conditions can turn on a sixpence so pack your poles, phrase book and poncho before heading onto a trail without another soul in sight.
Dark and foreboding, crisp and clear; the weather in the Picos de Europa will invariably play an important part in any photography session so prepare for the positives and unleash your lens on some of Spain’s most dramatic natural scenes. Cantabrian chamois clambering over scree, jagged limestone fingers piercing cobalt blue skies or white-tipped crowns from the Mirador de Cable at 1,830m; get ready to be amazed as you develop your photography skills in the Picos de Europa.