This trip is a genuine experience, yet a responsible trip in one of the wildest and best preserved corners of the Cantabrian mountain range and Europe. It is a nature reserve and home to a multitude of animal species such as grouse, griffon vultures, deer, wolves and, of course, brown bears. With our qualified mountain guide and will take you trekking on the best routes to observe the Cantabrian brown bear roaming free in the Cantrabrian range. We will also enjoy the landscape, culture, food and people of the area.
This is an authentic trip, where we will visit amazing story towns, interact with the locals and get to know their traditions and customs.
Breakfast and excursion in the morning to observe the Cantabrian brown bear roaming free. After the sighting, we will visit the Eco museum, which will allow us to see the traditional way of life of the cowboys of Cantabrian Range. It exhibits a form of life which for centuries took advantage of a sometimes hostile environment, preserving all its environmental wealth and creating a unique landscape where human impact in the form of brañas (traditional dwellings), mills and olleras.
We will trek through one of the most spectacular areas of the Cantabrian Range, named Braña de la Pornacal (summer pasture land). It is the largest and best preserved part of the Valley, an unrivalled setting. We start the trek in Villar de Vildas, an ancient town, and we will follow the Pigueña River contemplating the luxuriant woods, beech trees and green fields until we reach the Braña de la Pornacal.
Possibility of seeing trails, tracks and Cantabrian brown bear. (4:00 hour trek + picnic approx.) Picnic Lunch. In the afternoon, we will hold a local food workshop with tasting of products from the Cantabrian Range.