Travel Theme: Up to the Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe)

Do as the sign says, “Sit yourself down in the clouds.”

Sign showing 2014 rates for taking the cable car up the Picos de Europa.
Sign showing rates for taking the cable car up and down the Picos de EuropaThis mountain range was named the ‘Peaks of Europe’ because they were the first visible landmark for sailors arriving in the south of Europe. This is a view of the peaks from inside the cable car.
Inside the Cable Car (Teleferico) Going Up the Picos de Europa A grate with the Picos de Europa beneath my feet.
A grate with the Picos de Europa beneath my feet Sign describing the crows and ravens found in the mountains.Sign describing the crows and ravens of Picos de EuropaWherever there’s a steep drop-off there’s someone taking a dangerous selfie. Don’t step back!
A photographer takes a selfie in the Picos de Europa in northern SpainThere are trails galore all over northern Spain and the Picos was no exception.
Up in the Picos de Europa From the top one can head off to the villages beyond.
Panorama of the Picos de Europa It didn’t really matter which way you went – the views were spectacular in every direction.
in the Picos de Europa in northern Spain in the Picos de Europa in northern Spain Grey weathered stone makes up the peaks in the Picos de Europa, Spain in the Picos de Europa in northern Spain in the Picos de Europa in northern SpainMap of showing the string of tiny villages between Potes, where we were staying, and Fuente Dé where we went up into the Picos de Europa via the teleférico.
Map of Potes to Fuente Dé in the Picos de Europa, Spain

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2 responses to “Travel Theme: Up to the Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe)

  1. Pingback: Brez, a Tiny Village High in the Picos de Europa | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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