Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
  • High mountain ride with breathtaking landscapes
  • A ride far from the tourit hords in Spain

43.187215514906, -4.821524

The Europe Peaks "Picos de Europa" in Spanish: A National Park which culminates at 2649 meters, in the Cantabrian Mountains, between the provinces of Asturias, León and Cantabria, about thirty kilometers from the sea, Atlantic ecosystem. Covered in oak and beech groves, the park takes its name from the impressive rock formations. The park is the habitat of two of the most emblematic animals that live in Spain: the brown bear and the Iberian wolf! The trail ride starts from the Cillorigo de Liébana Valley, in Cantabria, one of the gateways to the Picos de Europa. Discover one of the most wonderful regions of Spain, with breathtaking landscapes. Comfort and gastronomy for this superb ride !

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Programme intro


Day 1: Meeting at 7 p.m. at the hotel in Tama. Meet your with your guide. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

image-20221024164026-3Day 2: Aravalle - Liébana. At 9 a.m., breakfast. The riders are picked up at the hotel at 10 a.m. for the transfer to Aravalle, 3 kilometers away to find the horses. Allocation and preparation of your horse with an explanation by your guide on dressage and riding handling. Departure on horseback through the Cillorigo Valley, 370 meters above sea level, passing through villages such as Armaño and Colio: village that retains its 18th century portal which, during the Spanish War of Independence, was the entrance to the cavalry. Your guide will tell you the legend of the demons of Colio! Lunch break in a shepherd's hut, picnic with regional products. After lunch, the afternoon on horseback takes you to Cabañes, one of the entrances to the Picos de Europa National Park. The horses spend the night there and the riders are taken back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel with a tasting of new traditional dishes.

image-20221024164026-3Day 3: Cabañes - Sotres. After a good breakfast, transfer to Cabañes to meet your horse. This ride begins with an ascent to Collado de Pelea, then descends to Bejes: a typical village of the Picos de Europa, whose main activities are the production of cattle and cheese. The typical cheese of this town is the Picón. This village is known for its traditional festival of San Carlos which is celebrated in years ending with 0 or 5 on the first Sunday of August during which a pilgrimage is made to the Picos San Carlos. You continue the day with a new ascent of the Vao (Valley) of the Wolves, a spectacular beech forest where the wolf and the Cantabrian capercaillie are present. Passing through the Jito de Escarandi, point of separation between Cantabria and Asturias, you end the day in Sotres at 1050 meters above sea level, where horses and riders will rest until the next day, in a magnificent hotel where you taste new delicious local products.

image-20221024163359-2Day 4: Sotres - Fuente Dé. Breakfast at 9 a.m. At 10 am, visit of the cheese dairy and the cellar (subject to its opening). You then set off on horseback for a spectacular ride through the valley that divides the eastern massif and the central massif of the Picos de Europa. On either side of the path to Los Puertos De Áliva you enjoy the majestic "Picos". You arrive at the "raya" which again divides Cantabria and Asturias, which also knows a legend that your guide will be happy to tell you. You are approaching the entrance to the old crystal mines of Mánforas. This stage is part of the "Route of Reconquest": In the year 722, Don Pelayo defeated the Moors in the Battle of Covadonga. At noon, a delicious paella awaits you. Then you set off again with a descent through the beech forest. Evening stopover at the Parador de Fuente Dé hotel.

image-20221024164831-2Day 5: Fuente Dé - Posada de Valdeón. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., to then have the possibility of going up to the Fuente De cable car (source of the Deva river) for those who wish to contemplate magnificent panoramas. Once on horseback, you begin with an ascent to Alto de Valcavao, leaving Peña Remoña below and changing communities again, entering León. You arrive at the Pandetrave pass (1,562 meters), where a barbecue awaits you for the break enjoying a view of the central massif and the western massif of the Picos de Europa. After a good rest, you continue on horseback towards the Valdeón Valley, with beautiful views of the Cares River Gorge. Dinner and night at the Cumbres de Valdeón hotel.

​Day 6: Posada de Valdeón - Llánaves de la Reina. Today you enter the territory of the brown bear, the chamois and the deer. You take the picnic in the panniers because access for the assistance car cannot take the shepherds' paths! You ride along streams, through green pastures, under the snow-capped peaks of Pico Coriscao (2235 meters). You then begin the descent towards the Llánaves de la Reina, "the lands of the Queen". Dinner where you can taste game.

image-20221024164330-5Day 7: Llanaves de la Reina - Cosgaya. After breakfast, transfer to the farm where the horses rested for the night. For this last day on horseback, you go up to Puerto de San Glorio, an area well known for the presence of the bear which is protected there. Arriving at Collado Llesba and entering Cantabria, you can take a photo next to the Brown Bear Monument with spectacular views of the Picos de Europa. You continue through the Prao Cubo to end this trip in the village of Cosgaya. And to end the week, you have a farewell meal at the hotel's famous restaurant with a local stew: the "lebaniego".

Day 8: End after breakfast and departure.

* The itinerary is indicative, it can be modified in the event of weather imperatives or other imponderables.


Day 1 (Saturday) at the end of the afternoon directly at the hotel (contact details will be sent to you with confirmation of your registration).

Day 8 (Saturday) after breakfast.


- Bilbao airport: 205 km 2 1/2 hours drive. 265 € / per trip / per car up to 4 people.
- Oviedo Airport: 186 km 2 hours 20 minutes drive. 240 € / per trip / per car up to 4 people.
- Santander Airport: 105 Km 1 1/2 hour drive. 130 € / per trip / per car up to 4 people.
- Madrid Airport: 407 km 4 1/2 hours drive.
Option 1: Rent a car at Madrid airport.
Option 2: Train from Chamartin station (Madrid) to Torrelavega and bus (Palomera) Torrelavega-Potes
Option 3: Bus from Madrid (America avenue) company Alsa to Torrelavega. Bus Torrelavega-Potes (Palomera)
Option 4: Plane Madrid-Santander and bus Santander-Potes (Palomera)
Option 5: Taxi Madrid - Potes 500 € / per way / per car up to 4 people.

We recommend a car rental at very advantageous rates in Spain, from from 30 € per week on the site: 


RIDING LEVEL & CONDITIONS: image-20221023181747-1
Be comfortable at three paces (walk / trot / canter) autonomous on horseback on sometimes difficult trails, and in good physical condition. Some passages must be done by walking horse in hand. Maximum weight: 95 kg.

6 to 7 hours on horseback per day on average. The gaits are adapted to a mountain hike: essentially at a walk, a little trot, and a few gallops when the terrain and the relief allow it.

Local Spanish and English speaking guide.

4 to 8 riders + the guide.

Spanish breed horses and crossbreeds suitable for mountain trail rides.

Quality English saddles, equipped with saddlebags. Classic bits or hackamores.


In comfortable hotels.

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Taken every evening in the hotels: local cuisine, varied and of high quality. At noon, the picnics are prepared and brought in the assistance vehicle. Some days, carried in saddlebags on horseback to enjoy the most beautiful mountain sites, inaccessible by vehicle.

Infos tarif

In 2-3 person bedrooms: 1 600 €

Single bedroom supplement *: 150 €
Booking fees: 15 €
* If you book in a shared bedroom and there is no one to share, the single bedroom supplement will be charged, refunded if a person wishing to share registers later.


Horse and tack rental, guide, accommodation, all meals, drinks wine and water) during meals, itinerary transfers, financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee. 


Individual insurance, drinks out of meals and not included (sodas, hot drinks, aperitives) visits, tips, the journey to and from Tama in Cantabria, all that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES".

INSURANCE (if you don’t already have one):
We offer to Europe Union citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request (free service).

How to book

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !


Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail:
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:

Fill out the online registration form:

Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union & Switzerland citizens (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non Europe Union citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on:

A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form:
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.

You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

See the cencellation policy: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable transports.