Landscapes of Picos de Europa CarTours
Landscapes of Picos de Europa Car tours and Walks guide book fits easily into your pocket if walking, and includes a pull-out map. The guide has one car tour with several detour options, 18 long and short walks, 6 easy walks for motorists, 5 picnic suggestions: 128 pages. The Picos de Europa, one of Europe's last mountain wilderness areas, are the high point of a long ridge of mountains which runs along the north coast of Spain, the Cordillera Cantabrica. Ranging in altitude from 150m to 2648m (about 500-8700ft), the Picos are divided into three spectacular limestone massifs separated from one another, and from the surrounding ranges, by precipitous gorges - a truly spectacular area in which to walk or tour. This guide contains a wealth of information about the dazzling array of plant and animal life you can expect to see when exploring the range. The author, an all-round naturalist and Spanish correspondent for BBC Wildlife, has also contributed to Spain - the Rough Guide. Teresa Farino has been living in the Picos de Europa for almost twenty years. Best time to walk: Walk here between June and September. Where to Stay: For the southern reaches, the best base is Potes as there is plenty of accommodation and buses serving the three valleys that diverge from the town. On the northern side, Cangas de On's would be a good choice. For the Cabrales region, including the Cares Gorge, Arenas would be the best choice.