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It is said that who crosses the bridge of El Cares Campsite it is because he or she is ready to begin a great experience. Fate or pure chance, this bridge might be the beginning of a great discovery for you and for us, strangely enough those who stop by, leave a mark that transcends far beyond any holiday… Welcome to El Cares!
WIFI Internet service offered by the Cares Picos de Europa campsite
The Cares Bar, the experience of eating in high mountains
You will find everything you need for food, typical products (honey, sausages from the area, delicious Valdeón cheese, the best marcs ...), toiletries, pharmacy and energy (gas, batteries ...), and much more ...
The campsite facilities have a laundry service to facilitate the stay for our clients.
In camping the Cares we give great importance to the cleaning of the services, for that we try to have them impeccable. This will make you feel at home when you use them. Another important detail is the good water pressure as well as a pleasant temperature.
Camping with light
If you choose the camping with light you can reserve a space near a spot of light in the camping the Cares Picos de Europa. It is advisable to carry an extension to have the option of choosing in space without the need to be near the point of light. Currently there are 4 points of light where you can camp with the option to use electricity.
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Horse riding routes through the Picos de Europa For those who are looking for more passive activities, one of many options is horse riding, which undoubtedly puts you in touch with wildlife as it allows the rider to spiritually connect with his or her horse and experience the elegance of riding through the countryside. Live the experience of getting to know Picos de Europa on horseback. You will feel at liberty and in full connection with nature. The horses are taught to ride from the smallest. The routes run through beeches from which the majestic Picos de Europa glimpse at all times. We can also design customized routes. For those who are looking for more passive activities, one of many options is horse riding, which undoubtedly puts you in touch with wildlife as it allows the rider to spiritually connect with his or her horse and experience the elegance of riding through the countryside. To book it Horse riding routes in valley of Valdeón, in the heart the Picos de Europa
Canyoning In the area of Picos de Europa we can offer you ravines of different levels of difficulty, from ‘petit’ for children, to a higher level, depending on the age and experience that the client has in these aquatic activities. During the activity you will be accompanied by professional guides with experience in high level canyoning that will be at all times pending that the group go comfortable, safe and enjoying the activity.
Via Ferrata Itinerary Located within the National Park of the Picos de Europa, the Via Ferrata de Valdeón is simple, ideal for those who want to start in the practice of this type of itineraries that combine in a sublime way the vertical and horizontal sections. In its little more than 1,200 meters, it is via summed up an incomparable beauty. It is a perfectly equipped route, which has multiple steps, very close to each other, which lowers the difficulty of it. In addition, all the views that you will find keep a perfect aesthetic, since it is in the very heart of Picos de Europa, between the Central and Western massifs, in the breach that Cares river carved for thousands of years. You can rent the material and we can even accompany you with a specialized guide with which you will feel safe at all times. more information in our blog
Speleology Minimum group of 2 people. Petit Level , 5-11years -> Price € 30 / person Initiation Level , 11-15 years -> Price 35 € / person Medium Level , from 16 years old -> Price € 45 / person Advanced Level , from 16 years old -> Price € 60 / person Vertical Speleology – Asturias , from 16 years old. -> Price € 120 / person IMPORTANT: If the client has never done the activity before, we will only do with them initiation level or families, if they have already done the activity before they can go directly to the other levels. All levels include: Professional guides, duly qualified and with extensive experience. Personal material (helmet with led lighting, ares “except at family level that is not necessary”). Collective material (ropes, self-rescue material, first aid kit). Accident insurance. Liability insurance. 21% VAT. For all levels, customers must bring: Comfortable clothes, long sleeves and long pants that can stain. Sneaker or mountain boot. Clothes to change when they finish the activity.
Speleo-canyoning Minimum group of 4 people and maximum of 10 people. Cave of Valporquero – León , from 14 years old -> Price € 90 / person Purón Cave – Asturias , from 12 years old -> Price € 90 / person Cueva del Tinganón – Asturias , from 12 years old -> Price € 70 / person All levels include: Professional guides duly qualified and with extensive experience. Personal material (jacket, bib and neoprene socks, helmet with electric lighting, harness with safety ropes and descents type eight). Collective material (strings, self-healing material, first aid kit). Accident insurance. Liability insurance. 21% VAT. For all levels, customers must bring: Swimsuit. Sneaker or mountain boot that can get wet, NO SANDALS. Underwear and spare shoes for when they finish the activity.
Trekking Minimum group of 2 people. Petit Level , 5-11 years -> Price: € 15 / person Initiation Level , from 11 years old -> Price: € 20 / person All levels include: Professional guides, duly qualified and with extensive experience. Accident insurance. Liability insurance. 21% VAT. For all levels, customers must bring: Comfortable clothes for walking. Sneaker or mountain boot. Backpack with 1 liter of water, sun cream, sunglasses, hat or cap and something warm.
Eco Circuit What is the Eco Circuit? Our ECO Circuit is a form of sustainable fun which gives focus to environmental education through workshops, exploration and gymkhanas. With the Eco Circuit, we try our best to do our bit for your child’s development of environmental and natural awareness. We believe that children who play outdoors develop an awareness to their natural surroundings which helps them understand and relate to the environment in an incredibly healthy way. Children have the innate ability to make friends wherever they go. In our Eco Circuit, little ones will interact with other kids from different cultures as, thanks to our bilingual staff, we attract a vast range of families from all backgrounds. This melting pot of different cultures, fun and games makes for a great way for children to spend their holiday! Why have we developed the Eco Circuit? The Eco Circuit was created for a number of reasons: to help to develop ecological values through sustainable tourism, to teach children how to coexist, to help children get out in the countryside and breathe its fresh air and finally, to appreciate what nature has to offer us. By exploring, self-educating and enjoying the natural environment, […]
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Caving in Picos de Europa, a new world is waiting to be discovered!
Caving is the art of exploring caverns, caves and other subterranean hollows and is a great chance to have fun in an extremely interesting and otherworldly environment. Venture below and discover the world underground with our specialist guides. Explore underground Underneath León in the Picos de Europa National Park, there is a spectacular yet almost unheard of subterranean world. Despite being unfamiliar to most, it is one of the most interesting and singular places in the whole of Spain to explore caves and caverns. Explorers have discovered more than 400km of caves and caverns here, including 14% of the deepest chasms in the world. How were the caves in Picos de Europa formed? Over 30 million years ago, thanks to the collisions of the Iberian and European tectonic plates, a mountainous relief was produced in our National park. From the top of this relief, which now forms our mountain range, the area’s rivers eroded the terrain to produce deep and precious valleys which now divide the three massifs of the Picos de Europa National Park. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence.” (Buddha). A large part of the […]
Nature workshops and family eco-tourism in Picos de Europa
Would you like to learn and get the most out of you ventures in to nature? Are you passionate with a hunger to learn? Do you want your little ones to share your appetite for the outdoors? Then come and take part in our exciting nature workshops! Our workshops are a fun way to discover and enjoy nature with your family. Both adults and children alike are guaranteed to learn something new as they unearth the importance of eco-tourism. Whether you’re into understanding and following animal tracks, the different properties and uses of flora, or if you simply would like to improve your orienteering skills on the trail, we can be sure to help. Choose your workshop and get discovering! Animal tracking workshops When we venture out into the countryside our attention is usually caught by the sky as we often look for great birds as they swoop down. Small creatures scurrying around in the undergrowth are often missed. What many people don’t know is that the earth itself can give clues about the creatures which live there! With our Animal tracking workshop, all the family will know all about the animals living in in this here environment through the […]
Eco-Circuit: plunge in to nature through play
Eco games for children and families, because learning eco values is more fun through play. At Camping el Cares we take pride in that we excel in ecotourism. Our activities teach ecological values and encourage an understanding of the natural world for both children and adults. We find that the most effective way to learn as a child is through immersion and play. With our energetic team of biologists, we have developed the Eco-Circuit. The Eco-Circuit is a fun trail which, through play, will help children make new friends and learn all about the valley’s magical environment. The whole experience is specially designed to help create strong emotional connections which inspire curiosity, love and respect for Mother Earth. Making friends Encouraging and strengthening ecological values is more effective when you are young and in a group amongst others of a similar age. Being part of a team makes the experience ten times more captivating as children learn with others whilst having fun. Our campsite is lucky enough to attract adventurers from a wide variety of nationalities meaning that our Eco-Circuit has a unique multicultural feel. Conundrum A great way for children to make friends is for them to introduce themselves […]