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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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Natural therapies in Camping el Cares
Relax and take care of your body in a natural environment To all visitors of our paradise, we offer an exclusive service to make your stay a healthy and pleasant one. After a long hike, you can rely on resting in a relaxing environment in which natural therapies are available to ease any physical or mental tension you may have. As you relax, disconnect from everyday stresses which come with the monotonous day to day. Natural Therapies Foot reflexology: 15mins – 15€Targeted muscular relaxation treatment: 20mins – 20€Soft targeted muscular relaxation: 20 -20€General massage: 1hour – 60€Body massage + Wood therapy treatment: 1hour – 60€Chryo-genesis (hot and cold): 20min-20€Facial cleansing: 1 hour- 30€Facial massage: 15mins – 15€Neck and chest massage: 15mins- 15€SPA: feet and hands: 30mins- 30€Cosmetic paraffin: 40mins-40€ All our treatments use natural products to improve your experience and to avoid harming our beautiful environment. Foot reflexology Works reflex areas from the foot up towards other parts of the body. It is an art and a science which helps you carry on hiking with comfort. SPA: feet and hands Stimulates the senses from the our most active extremities as they are vital to everyday life and help us experience […]
Supermarket – Camping el Cares
The Camping El Cares supermarket, located in Santa Marina de Valdeón, opens its doors for another year! Located in the reception building of the campsite, this shop has all types of food. You’ll be able to find everything you need for a good breakfast and wine to go with the most delicious dinners, canned food, pastas, pulses, soups and kitchen basics. Have you come to the Valdeón Valle and want to do a barbecue? We have a frozen food section where you’ll be able to find everything you need, even a portable barbecue! Are you more of a vegetables person? We’ve got a refrigerated section with fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as drinks and yoghurts to go with them! As well as all of this, we have our own artisan workshop with hand-made gifts. We also have high-quality traditional products from the area, from the highly famous Valdeón blue cheese to sausages and orujos of the Cantabrian region of Picos de Europa. Try the delicious jams and honeys made in the Sierra del Oso! For the more adventurous, we’ve also got flora and fauna guides, whistles, emergency blankets and toys for the little ones. If you’ve come to camp […]
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 […]