Enjoy a weekend getaway to the Picos de Europa

Have a free weekend and want to do something different and unique? Come to Cantabria and discover the wonderful scenery of the Picos de Europa National Park. We have four musts for you to enjoy during your stay.

Fuente Dé Cable Car

The most natural and comfortable way to reach the heart of the Picos de Europa National Park is the Fuente Dé Cable Car. In just three minutes, you will ascend 753 metres as the cable car takes you to a height of 1,823 metres. The station at the top treats visitors to spectacular views of the immensely beautiful scenery.

Hotel Áliva

Hotel Áliva, located at the top of the Fuente Dé Cable Car, is a family-run hotel surrounded by mountains, meadows and unrivalled scenery. Every day, visitors can enjoy spectacular excursions and then rest and refuel on dishes carefully prepared using local products from the Liébana region.

If you want to feel like you are sleeping up in the stars, this is the place for you. It is open during the summer season from June to early October.


From both the station at the top of the cable car and Hotel Áliva, you can embark on a wide range of routes and walks of varying difficulties, many of them perfect for the whole family.

The Horcados Rojos and Puertos de Áliva mountain routes, the walks to Las Mánforas mines and the Ermita de la Salud chapel, and the routes to Espinama, Sotres and Mogrovejo are just a few examples of what you can discover as you hike through the Picos de Europa National Park.


Sampling the cuisine in Cantabria is always a must, so don’t miss some quintessential Liébana produce: cocido lebaniego (a traditional stew), cheeses, orujo (a grape liqueur) and honey.

To complete your experience you could also visit a cheese factory, with Bejes Tresviso being a local denomination of origin that you might like to sample, or a grape liqueur factory.

All these activities will make your weekend a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Come to Cantabria and enjoy the Picos de Europa National Park.

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