Picos De Europa: The 'Anillo'

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Experience the beauty of the Picos de Europa National Park in the north of Spain this August. You'll run trails with rocky crests, gorges, lush valleys, vast glacial lakes, and leafy forests. Enjoy a well-earned Asturian feast of local food and wine to end this incredible trip.
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4 Day Challenge
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Calendar
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
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Asturias, Spain
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Where and when
Location
Picos de Europa, Picos de Europa, 33554, Asturias, Spain
Start times
Wed, 20 Jul 2022
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4 Day Challenge
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71km
£100.00
Route information
This four-day adventure will begin on 20th July and end on 24th July, with three of those days consisting of roughly 20k per day. The venue for this adventure is the awe-inspiring national park, Picos de Europa, which starkly rises from the shoreline of the Bay of Biscay.
The entire route will cover around 71k of distance, with the lowest elevation of 221m and the highest elevation of 2,134m. The overall elevation gain will be 4,017m.
Starting in the city of Santander, you will head into the foothills of the Picos de Europa, using the mountain town of Cangas de Onis as our base pre & post from our mountain trail adventure. The basis of the trip is to complete an ‘Anillo’ or ring of the national park.
What's included
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Hotel Lagos Nature in Cangas de Onis
  • 2 nights accommodation at Vega de Ario and Vegabaño mountain refuges
  • Semi-supported trail running trip
  • Breakfast and dinner throughout the trip
  • All transfers
  • 1:4 Guides-to-Runners Ratio
  • 3 Days of Trail Running on empty trails
  • A tree planted with each entry
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How to get there
Picos de Europa, Picos de Europa, 33554, Asturias, Spain
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Flights
Unfortunately, flights are not included in the price of entry for this event, so you will need to book your own.
The trip has been designed to begin on a Wednesday (22nd July) and finish on a Sunday (26th July) to work around the direct London Stansted - Santander (SDR) flight which works to the best timings. It is also possible to fly to Bilbao (BIO) from Manchester and Edinburgh airports.
Accommodation
You will stay in the Los Lagos Nature hotel in the town of Cangas di Oni and in Mountain Refuges in the high mountains.
Event day logistics
Day One: Wednesday
Arrival into Bilbaor or Santander and group transfer to Cangas de Onis (2-hour drive)
10k trail run of the old town (only if time allows it)
Day Two: Thursday
22k Trail Run on mountain trails Vegaredonda - Collado Les Merines - Vegabaño
Day Three: Friday
20k Trail Run through virgin woodland to the Valdeon Valley - Cares River - Canal de Trea
Day Four: Saturday
10k trail run to Ercina Glacial Lake
Lunch and wild swimming
10k trail run along 'Le Senda Roberto Frassinelli'
Day Five: Sunday
Free time to do some last-minute exploring and group transfer to the airport
*Exact timings of each day's activities will be communicated with registered participants closer to the event.
Travel Insurance
It is mandatory that you purchase your own travel insurance to allow for cancellation, accidents, health and emergency evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage or personal effects.
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There is a self-support element to this journey, in which you will need to carry a small pack big enough for a change of clothes, your water and snacks.
FAQ's
Are flights included in the entry cost for the Picos De Europa: The 'Anillo'
Unfortunately, flights are not included in the price of entry for this event, so you will need to book your own.
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Where shall I fly to for the Picos De Europa: The 'Anillo' event?
You should fly to Santander, Spain. The trip has been designed to begin on a Wednesday (22nd July) and finish on a Sunday (26th July) to work around the direct London Stansted - Santander (SDR) flight which works to the best timings. It is also possible to fly to Bilbao (BIO) from Manchester and Edinburgh airports.
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How shall I pay for the Picos De Europa: The 'Anillo'?
You will first pay a deposit of £100 to confirm your place. Then, Pure Trails Adventure will contact you to complete the final payment.
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How many spaces are there on the Picos De Europa: The 'Anillo' trip?
There are 12 spaces on this trip.
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