Picos De Europa

The Picos De Europa in Northern Spain is something of a forgotten jewel in the crown of Spanish rock climbing. Whilst not a winter sun destination it does offer great climbing in both the spring, autumn and through the summer if you head up high into the mountains or for the shade.

Our Picos de Europa climbing holidays are based out of the amazing town of Potes. This picturesque town captures something of the medieval atmosphere due to the narrow streets and historic momuments. It has a pleasant atmosphere and friendly feel and is a stones throw away from the Hermida Gorge which has a handful of great sport climbing venues as well as even better high alpine style rock routes.

Beyond the Gorge are several amazing places that capture a more adventurous side to climbing than you would expect from Spainish rock climbing. With limestone cliffs of Fuente Du, Pena Cigal and Naranga Del Bulnes. It is on Naranaga Del Bulnes that we often make our dramatic finale to the rock climbing courses due to the most amazing Hard Severe on its South Face.

What all this means is that we offer a great week or two away from the UK with almost guaranteed sun and great rest day activities like short and technical via feratta, sea side climbing and even some great beaches to learn to surf or simple sunbathe.

Experience Required

Some previous outdoor climbing experience is a benefit but not essential. We do expect that everybody will have lead a route indoor at the very least. The main thing is we can aim the course at your needs, whether that be multi pitch trad climbing or single pitch sport.


Typical Day

A day out in Picos De Europa will typically involve getting up having breakfast in the sun and then heading out to a crag for the day. Whilst some of the early days on the courses are more group coaching and sometimes a 1 to 4 ratio. By day three the days will be tailored to your specific needs and out coaches will hand pick the routes and crags specific for you.


Airport Details

We aim to pick you up from Bilbao Airport on the first morning of the holiday and drop you off in the afternoon/evening of the last day. Please inform us of you flight details so we can add those details to the booking form.


Courses

Picos De Europa – Week 1 September 30, 2018 to October 6, 2018 £800 4 places
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Picos De Europa – Week 1 October 7, 2018 to October 13, 2018 £800 4 places
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Picos Du Europa – Week 1 April 28, 2019 to May 4, 2019 £800 4 places
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Picos De Europa – Week 2 May 5, 2019 to May 11, 2019 £800 4 places
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Photos from Picos De Europa Courses

Having out at the top of the Los Lanos Via Ferrrata.

Having out at the top of the Los Lanos Via Ferrrata.

The Stunning Cerro Agero.

The Stunning Cerro Agero.

Climb the excellent route Water on Agero in Picos De Europa.

Climb the excellent route Water on Agero in Picos De Europa.

One of the bridge on the Via Ferrta at Los Lanos

One of the bridge on the Via Ferrta at Los Lanos

Climbing near Agero in the Picos De Europa

Climbing near Agero in the Picos De Europa

Climbing in the Hermida Gorge in Picos De Europa.

Climbing in the Hermida Gorge in Picos De Europa.

Ca,p9ng out below the amazing Agero in the Hermida Gorge.

Ca,p9ng out below the amazing Agero in the Hermida Gorge.

Cabanas above Potes in the Costa Blanca.

Cabanas above Potes in the Costa Blanca.

Vital tools for Sport Climbing.

Vital tools for Sport Climbing.

Ian Whorl following up the 7 pitch approach slab to Cerro Agero.

Ian Whorl following up the 7 pitch approach slab to Cerro Agero.