Full Day Private 4WD Tour from Santander to Picos de Europa. Excellent meals.

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From $428.45

9 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: spain, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Sr. Buelga is a knowledgeable guide with a bachelor in geology and lots of experience touring Spain. Included in the price are: quality meals/drinks (lunch in one of the best restaurants of the area, snacks and if desired dinner), tickets to the amazing Fuente De cable car and a professionally made photographic report of your tour.

Let's design a customized tour from Santander to the Picos de Europa and back to the city stopping in selected places and villages throughout the journey. This is a private tour with a maximum of four people, it can be completely customized to the likes of the customer. Vehicle: 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser.

I am focused in tourism & geology but some people consider I am a true foodie so I always point to my customers to the type of food that they like. The Picos de Europa National Park offers some of Europe's most spectacular mountain scenery. This is only a one day tour but it is just enough for an unforgettable visit to the Picos de Europa and Cantabria.

What's Included

An small selection of "pinchos and tapas" (finger food) and drinks in the village of Sotres or Arenas de Cabrales / Santander.

Finger food

Guided route with cultural, geological and ethnographic interpretation.

Main meal in one of the best restaurants of the area. Exact location will depend on availability and / or wishes of the client. Possibility of snack - sandwich in the mountains IF THE CLIENT PREFERS.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 81

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Pick up in this nice beachfront hotel or at any other location in Santander or near town.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Desfiladero de La Hermida
The winding road of "El Desfiladero" starts in the village of Panes and finish near the village of Potes. We will stop in several off the beaten path locations along the Desfiladero for quick stops, taking photographs, etc.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fuente De
In the heart of the Picos de Europa , Fuente Dé cable car saves a height of 753 meters, placing the traveler at 1,823 meters high in just 4 minutes at a speed of 10 m / s. From the top station the visitor will be struck by a landscape of immense beauty. Tickets included if it is open.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Picos de Europa
This is going to be a custom made part of the tour around the most special areas of the park. The exact places will depend on different factors like weather and/or wishes from the client!

5 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Bar y Tienda Casa el Rumba
We will park our 4WD vehicle here to spend some time in Sotres, the highest village of the Picos de Europa.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great Tour
ChrisB828, 03-07-2022
We really enjoyed a great one day tour to Picos de Europa from Santander with Juan. Everything went very smoothly - and we were able to visit around almost ten different places during the day - far more than on standard tours.
Juan has great knowledge of this part of Spain and is able to plan an itinerary in advance and/or make recommendations and decisions as the day progresses, based on preferences, weather, etc.
His 4 wheel drive vehicle is perfect for travelling onto the gravel roads high up in the Picos hills/mountains, reaching places other tours don't go to.
Highly recommended.
Excellent trip for family
Wang0107, 14-07-2021
We just completed a unforgettable trip (2 days) with Juan to Picos de Europa. He has arranged schedule so reasonable with a combination of drive through beautiful villages and hiking to our needs. We visited old mine in the mountain, hiked to old yew forest and visited handful very beautiful and interesting villages. Juan has been super helpful during the trip, our whole family cannot be more happier and this trip is definitely worthwhile to take if you want to have a unique experience in Picos de Europe with teenagers.
Best Tour Picos has to Offer!!!
Explorer197379, 09-12-2019
Our tour guide Juan was a true pleasure! He has so much knowledge of Northern Spain and an excellent driver!!!! Those mountains are no joke! Juan was punctual and made our entire day full of stops and memories to last a lifetime. Being with the locals and eating outside the “typical” tourist locations was a really treat. If I could I would have requested him for more touring days in Northern Spain.

En verdad fue un tour excepcional que nos vamos a recordar por muchas años. Gracias por tu guía Juan y toda la atención que nos distes. Hasta fotos bellas!
An Excursion into the Picos De Europa
Wyatt C, 01-08-2019
My father and I were taken by Juan to the Picos de Europa and enjoyed a very well planned and executed itinerary. Beginning with a drive through a magnificent gorge, Juan's light temperament made for a very enjoyable sightseeing experience. Juan appears to enjoy the trip as much as we do, admiring various rock formations and trees along the way. Later we climb a mountain with his 4WD and hike to a forest of ancient trees. Afterwards, we enjoyed a formal lunch with local flavor. Without giving anything else away, my father and I both highly recommend Juan to anyone looking to experience these awesome mountains. He is a very nice and easygoing guide, whose geological backgrounds offers interesting insight into the mountains.
Kate M, 16-07-2019
My husband and I had a great time with Juan. We were very limited on tours considering we were coming from Sandanter (and no tours were really running at the time of year that we were there.) He customized a full day trip for us. It was so nice not to have to drive our own car. The Picos are just beautiful, we would never of been able to see what we did without Juan driving us. I highly recommend his tour!

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