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Welcome to The Picos de Europa,

your complete English guide to these beautiful mountains of Northern Spain.

Here you'll find information on the area's wildlife in the nature pages Picos de Europa wildlifewhich are part species identification guides on plants and animals found around the Picos de Europa and part English translations of Spanish news regarding rare species such as the Cantabrian brown bear or threats to their habitat such as the San Glorio ski resort project. Check out the special interest holidays too, such as bear-watching and birdwatching.

Find a friendly place to stay in Picos Holiday Rentals from our selection of self-catering holiday houses and apartments to let in Asturias, Cantabria and Castile-León.

For planning excursions into the mountains you'll need to check current weather conditions and forecasts for the Picos de Europa.

Picos Rock and Snow
And in Picos Rock & Snow you'll find guided mountain activity holidays such as walking and trekking, snowshoeing and ski touring - plus trip reports as well as general mountaineering information. Catch up with the latest expeditions in the Picos Blog. Independent travellers can find trip packages, support and bag transfer services for self-guided routes.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Picos de Europa, whether virtual or real!


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Apartemnt in Bejes Apartment



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Taking a right-turn in the village of La Hermida as you drive up the gorge from the coast, the road to Bejes twists up another gorge on the edge of the eastern massif. Crossing the river and scree slopes you arrive at the hay meadows below the village and, on your left, the twin village of Quintana. See map below. Along with Tresviso, Bejes is famous in Spain for making the potent Queso Picón, a strong cheese riddled with blue veins. The caves where it is matured are just above the village. There is a bar and restaurant near the apartment with a terrace for enjoying evening drinks and village life. Back down in La Hermida the spa hotel Balneario de La Hermida offers very reasonably priced treatments for non-residents. There's a shop in La Hermida for basic staples and larger supermarkets 20 min's drive in Potes.

There are plenty of walks to enjoy around Bejes. The hillsides here are particularly rich in flora in spring and early summer (orchids, pasque flowers, lilies.....) with accompanying butterflies while the mountains surrounding the village are, in my opinion, the best places in the area for the chance of glimpsing any of the few remaining wolves. Griffon vultures are pretty much a constant sight.

View from Bejes


Apartment Details

This is a newly-built, 1st floor apartment in the centre of the village affording great views over the valley. There are 4 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8, perfect for a group of 4 couples or a large family. All the beds and furniture are new. Each bedroom is en-suite. The kitchen is fully-equipped with new appliances including dishwasher, washing machine and television.


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Enquire here for prices and availabilty

Bear News

Bear or Dog?

Following the recent heavy snowfalls a photo has been doing the rounds on Spanish social media and even made it to the

The Picos Blog

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