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RURAL TOURISM IN PICOS DE EUROPA | PLANS AND VISITS
We are in the heart of the Liébana Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of Los Picos de Europa and a perfect place for rural tourism in Picos de Europa due to the enormous variety of possibilities that the area offers us and by the location of our charming inn in Cantabria , in one of the places with the most tourist activity.
Rural Tourism in Picos de Europa is characterized by diversity. We can find perfect places to carry out activities that combine sport and nature and at the same time we find places with a great cultural and traditional load, so the tourist who visits the Picos de Europa will have in his hand to choose between a range of possibilities.
Why are the Picos de Europa a unique place for all lovers of rural tourism, gastronomy and nature?
“FOR THE QUANTITY AND VARIETY OF PLANS RELATED TO RURAL TOURISM THAT IT OFFERS ITS VISITORS”
For the possibilities offered by the Natural Park tourists along its 700km square divided between the Cantabrian side (where we are), the slope Leon and Asturias.
This extension makes the Picos de Europa in the largest protected area of Spain. The name of Natural Park refers to the protection of one of the richest and most diverse natural environments of the Iberian Peninsula.
Tourism in Picos de Europa has a strong ecological and natural component for the richness of its fauna and flora. The tourist who comes to know our environment will encounter some of the most impressive examples of Spanish Atlantic forests, especially in our area, the Valle de Liebana and a diverse fauna and very difficult to observe elsewhere by shortages species that are endangered, such as the capercaillie or the bear.
If we talk about tourism in Picos de Europa, and especially in the Valle de Liebana, we can not forget the geological richness of the area. Very close to our country inn you can admire a truly exceptional example of modeling glacier, karst and fluvio-torrential, with a great geomorphological and landscape originality that will leave you amazed.
Four of the visits that we always recommend to our guests to enjoy Picos de Europa
FUENTE DÉ CABLE CAR
30 minutes from the hotel , in the heart of the Picos de Europa, this cable car will surprise you with views that will leave you amazed .
SANTO TORIBIO DE LIÉBANA
10 minutes from the hotel , this architectural marvel is a must if you are in the area . This Franciscan monastery is one of the holy places of pilgrimage of Christianity with Rome , Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela .
LA HERMIDA GORGE
Located 5 minutes from the hotel , this spectacular gargantaes the gateway to the Valley of Liébana from the north.
Its 21 km . between impressive vertical walls that reach in some points 600 meters and beautiful villages accessible by mountain routes, making it the longest gorge in the country.
WALK & ENJOY IN POTES
Potes is a visit from our hotel you should not miss if you are looking for traditional tourism in the Picos de Europa .
Potes is known for the traditional charm of the neighborhoods of the old part of the town where you can live an authentic traditional experience in contact with lebaniega culture.
Gastronomy, flavors and traditional culture: Three fundamental elements for quality rural tourism in Picos de Europa
“There is no better way to get to know the traditional culture of a place in depth than through an element as important to culture as gastronomy.”
We know this very well in the Corcal de Liebana as Casa Fofi, our restaurant with 150 years of history, you can taste some of the most typical dishes of the area.
Gastronomy in the Picos de Europa is one of the main tourist attractions and specifically in the Valley of Liebana, in which we find ourselves is characterized by diversity and its traditional component, the variety and quality of raw materials in the area in which lies the Corcal de Liebana is the result of its microclimate and care of its traditional origin. Thanks to these raw materials typical dishes are of excellent quality.
We emphasize the lebaniego cooked whose main ingredient and the native food garbanzo related to livestock in the area.
Sports and active tourism in Picos de Europa enjoying landscapes that will leave you in love with our area
Tourism in Picos de Europe and especially in the area of Liébana is in active tourism one of its strengths. From The Corcal de Liebana you can organize a lot of activities related to rural tourism and sport will allow you to make the most of this natural wonder activities.
The spectacular nature of the area gives us the opportunity to practice many sports and activities of varying difficulty , depending on our interests and level of experience. We propose four activities that perfectly combine sport and tourism in Picos de Europa
Winter is a special time in Los Picos de Europa. The cold not only brings bad things, it also offers us snowy landscapes of extreme beauty.
Varied routes (1 hour, 6 hours, 1 whole day ..) through the spectacular mountain landscapes of the area among an extensive fauna and flora that runs through rivers and forests.
The paths are countless. Different paths with different difficulties suitable for any type of traveler with one thing in common, contact with nature.
What better way to disconnect than to walk through the mountains and feel surrounded by the majesty of Los Picos de Europa.
QUAD AND 4X4 ROUTES
Touring the Picos de Europa with these vehicles is an exciting adventure where the adrenaline rush is mixed with the enjoyment of the mountains.