picos de europa viewpoint

Be amazed by the beauty of the oldest National Park in Spain

iberico ham plate

Savour the authentic "Jamón Ibérico" during a  picinic with a stuning mountain backdrop

pueblo astur eco resort hotel

Indulge yourself in a 5-star Eco Resort tucked away in the middle of the mountains

cider asturias northern spain

Picture yourself pouring cider like a local during a cider house crawl paired with delicious local tapas

cabrales cheese

Discover the artisan cheese-making techniques of one of the best cheeses in Europe

squid dish michelin star food

Enjoy delicious local food with an innovative touch at some of Spain's best restaurants out of the radar of mass tourism

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Day 1

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences

    • Scenic drive through the mountains with a panoramic views over Picos de Europa
picos de europa national park scenic drive

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Upon arrival at the you will be welcomed and escorted to a luxury vehicle. Then you will enjoy a scenic drive through an evergreen landscape surrounded my mountains till you arrive to your hotel.

A 5-star Eco Resort Wellness & Spa tucked away in the mountains and surrounded with spectacular scenery. A hotel that rises on the foundations of an authentic village to welcome the visitor in an experience in which the respect for nature and the treasures of country life coexist with the highest quality standards in accommodation.

You will enjoy the rest of evening at your leisure at the hotel. You can dine in one of the hotel’s gourmet restaurants which offer local cuisine with an innovative touch.

Day 2

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

  • Guided short hike along spectacular trails at the top of Picos de Europa
picos de europa hiking

  • A private picnic with a stunning mountain backdrop
picnic picos de europa

    • Cider & Tapas bar crawl in the best local bars
Asturias cider bar crawl

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After a delicious full breakfast with views over the mountains, your will be picked up from the hotel and you will start the day with a morning drive through a scenic road up to "Covadonga Lakes", one of the most beautiful spots in "Picos de Europa". The road ascending to the lakes is a popular climb in professional road bicycle racing, and the most important climb in the Spanish multi-stage bicycle race "La Vuelta".

You will enjoy jaw-dropping views along the way. The "Covadonga Lakes" is a postcard-perfect valley with two glacial lakes. Goats, sheep, and cows roam freely around the lakes. Artisan cheesemakers make in this remote place one of the best cheeses in the world, "Gamoneu".

There are many stunning hiking trails to follow, you will enjoy the best one for your current fitness level, all you have to do is to enjoy the views and the experience of hiking and breathing fresh air.

During the hike, you will enjoy a gourmet picnic with ham, cheese, homemade bread and wine surrounded by magnificent mountains. An unforgettable experience for a nature lover.

For lunch you will enjoy one of the most memorable meals of your life at “Casa Marcial”, a family-run restaurant awarded with two Michelin stars at the gates of the National Park.

“Casa Marcial” is what you find when you get lost in Asturias, the kind of place where you would stop for an accidental lunch and luck into the meal of your life. A lesson on the connection between landscape and cuisine, an edible and emotional journey through Asturias’ orchards, cheese caves, pastures and coastline.

An authentic fine dining experience where you will savour tradition and you will experience innovation at an idyllic place.

After lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel to relax for the rest of the evening where you can arrange a Spa Treatment or a relaxing bath at the hotel’s Wellness facilities.

 You are in a region which is the main producer of cider in Spain, cider is part of the social fabric of this region, so the cherry on the cake to this unforgettable day will be an evening cider bar crawl where you will escorted to a lively town to learn how to pour cider like a local paired with delicious tapas.

Day 3

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

    • A guided visit to an alpine cheesemaker with a tasting of local cheeses
  • A visit to a gourmet shop to stock up on gastronomic treats to take home
gourmet shop asturias

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Your morning will start with a mouth-watering breakfast with a view over the mountains.

Picos de Europa is home to two of the best artisan cheeses in the world: "Cabrales" & "Gamoneu". You will be driven to a remote village to visit an artisan cheesemaker and the caves where cheeses are aged to learn the whole process of cheesemaking in this region. You will sample them paired with wine.

At lunchtime, you will enjoy a culinary experience that you will treasure forever. At “El Corral del Indianu” you will sample a mouth-watering tasting menu, prepared with care, imagination and the finest seasonal ingredients from Northern Spain such as squid, wild salmon, free range chicken, Iberico ham croquettes and sparkling-fresh vegetables.

After lunch, and as your short break comes to an end, it is time to stock up on gastronomic treats to take home. You will be escorted to a local gourmet shop where you can find the finest local produce: from artisan cheeses created with passion and flair to succulent acorn-fed Iberian Hams and dry-aged Galician Blonde Beef.

You will return to your hotel for a final evening of leisure.

Day 4

This morning you will have time to relax at the hotel and enjoy its world-class Spa. Later on, you will be met by your driver and escorted to a luxury vehicle for a private transfer to the airport for your return flight home or to the rail station to continue your trip

  • about this tour

What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you'd
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted until you got them.

In a word: everything. In eighty words? A private chauffeur tour guided by an interesting, fun and like-minded travel companion; authentic and innovative local cuisine; world-class local hotels; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery. Travel at your own pace: Our tailor-made holidays are very flexible, allowing you to start road journeys or sightseeing when you choose – within reason.
  • Hotel Accommodation and daily breakfast at Hotel Puebloastur Eco-Resort Wellness & Spa 5*
  • All experiences as described in the itinerary.
  • All transportation from airport pickup to drop-off in an air-conditioned brand-new vehicle. Your safety and comfort are paramount. You will enjoy touring Northern Spain in safety, comfort and style.
  • Cold drinks and snacks during sightseeing/excursions and other drives
  • Translator services and assistance at restaurants and hotels. We will break the language barrier for you so you can get the most out of your experiences during your trip.
  • 24h concierge service during the whole trip.
  • All baggage transportation. 
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

What’s not included? 

Meals & Drinks at Restaurants – Why they are not included? We will guide you to spectacular restaurants and we will recommend the best food and drink they serve at each place according to your taste but you will have the last word of what you would like to taste every time. If you are in a mood for a long tasting menu or just a couple of a-la-carté dishes, that will be your choice.

We think that pre-booked meals & drinks lower the quality of our customer’s experience at these top restaurants where the Chef could recommend you something fresh from the day or this new creation he/she has just added to their menu. You will have the freedom to eat & drink anything from the restaurant’s menu at your own pace.

You will pay in local currency directly to the restaurants. If you wish, we could give you an estimation of how much a meal cost in each restaurant you will be eating during the tour.

Best time to visit

  • From April to October

What to expect

  • A laid-back pace with free time to relax
  • Plenty of scrumptious local food and wine as well as time to really appreciate the dining experience