Receptive tourism companies in Cantabria

RECEPTIVE TOURISM COMPANIES IN CANTABRIA

Our receptive travel agencies in Cantabria have a deep knowledge of the environment, in this way we can create the best trips, with unique encounters, always being respectful of the environment and all traditions.

We offer you a great diversity of tourist options and we show you all its traditions, both from Cantabria and the neighboring regions: Basque Country, La Rioja, Asturias, Castilla y León, as well as Galicia and the Camino de Santiago.

We present some of the most attractive plans to make when you arrive in Cantabria:

Natural Parks: we offer you visits to the magnificent protected natural areas that the province has, among many others we highlight: the House of Nature of Pesaguero in Liébana, located in an ideal enclave for the interpretation of the natural environment of Lebaniego; The Ornithological Center of the Ebro Reservoir in Campoo de Yuso, located in an old military parade and reference center for visitors to the Protected Natural Spaces; the Natural Park of the Collados del Asón, a superb location where you can appreciate the beauty of all kinds of landscapes, especially the shapes caused by the ice in its mountains; or the Pasiegos Valleys, a place where you can enjoy its variety of landscapes and enjoy a nature full of biodiversity of habitats and species.

Cabárceno Nature Park:it is an enclosure naturalized by man, located in the town of Cabárceno, one of the biggest tourist attractions in northern Spain. It has about 120 animal species in semi-freedom, with a karst landscape of 750 hectares in which they can be contemplated

magnificent gorges, tranquil lakes and a multitude of rocky figures.

Mountain routes:if you like the mountain and green landscapes, this is certainly a good option. We offer you various places such as the Route of Fuente Dé, in Picos de Europa, it is a stunning area, which is usually ascended by cable car to enjoy wonderful views from there. Another great route is El Desfiladero de la Hermida, with a length of 21 kilometers, the longest gorge in the country and with magnificent panoramas! Other unforgettable images are those that you can contemplate if you visit the Route of the Pasiegos Valleys and El Alto del Caracol with its incredible valleys and small towns, among many others.

Bike routes:The different paths, greenways and trails that we can find in Cantabria, make bike routes one of the preferences when it comes to enjoying the images that give us the territory and its nature. Routes such as Campoo-Bárcena Mayor, which covers two of the most emblematic valleys of Cantabria; or like the Besaya Greenway, where you will discover wonderful places like Suances or Santillana del Mar; any of them will make you enjoy your adventure to the fullest.

Learning to orient yourself:we propose the adventure of learning to locate yourself in the environment exactly, know the exact point of your position and know where you should go. Basic knowledge to be able to venture into the beautiful Cantabrian mountains and thus be able to enjoy to the maximum with our expeditions.

Picos de Europa:these impressive mountains are part of the immense Cantabrian Mountains, belonging to the provinces of León, Cantabria and Asturias. Among them, we can find the Picos de Europa National Park, a place of immense scenic attraction and the second largest protected area in the country, declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2003.

Birdwatching:Thousands of birds arrive in Cantabria every spring with the intention of spending the summer in the natural parks and marshes, once autumn arrives they return their trip to warmer places. We put different guided routes for this practice at your disposal: The Natural Park of the Marshes of Santoña, the Natural Park of Oyambre or the Bay of Santander are the best known.

Routes along the coast:Cantabria has magnificent beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters, but it is also true that, next to them, there are green meadows, a set that gives you the opportunity to enjoy nature to the fullest. We can find places like Laredo, Suances, Langre, Comillas, Loredo or San Vicente de la Barquera.

Boat routes: a proposal that cannot be ruled out is to take boat trips through the Bay of Santander, make boat routes to the beautiful Playa de El Puntal or maritime excursions such as the Biodiversity excursion on the Island of Mouro and vision of the seabed with more than forty different species of fish in its waters, whenever the sea allows it.

Pinchos routes:in Cantabria, going out for an aperitif or a pincho is a real tradition, especially on holidays or weekends. What better way to do tourism than to follow this magnificent practice? We recommend the best places to feel like a Cantabrian.

Visits to wineries:Cantabria has a wide range of wineries to visit. We propose guided tours of its facilities to get to know first-hand the elaboration processes and carry out tastings.

Visit to anchovy canneries:a great proposal is to know the whole process of making the famous Anchovies of Santoña, to know the facilities and of course, to taste the products of the canneries.

Visit to producers of sobaos and quesadas:Without a doubt, the most typical products of Cantabria are the sobaos pasiegos and quesadas, you can not stay without visiting their facilities, observe how they make the elaborations in their small workshops and much less, leave the province without tasting their products.

Restaurants specialized in fish and seafood:one of the advantages of Cantabria is its location, thanks to being on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea you can taste in its restaurants the best and freshest fish and seafood. We have at your disposal a list where we recommend the best places where you can go to enjoy these products.

Visit to cheese factories and farms:we offer visits to farms and cheese factories so that you can get to know the rural world from the inside. You will be able to be in direct contact with animals and producers, get to know first-hand their work, their daily care and participate in the tasks they perform.

Visit to pomace distilleries:a unique proposal to learn from the hand of its producers how the entire process of distillation of pomace, a typical product of Cantabria, is carried out.

Visit to beer producers:great temptation of this guided tour with tastings included, in addition to other experiences

focused on beer. Cantabria, has about twenty breweries where you can discover the artisan technique.

Visit to craft workshops:Cantabria offers you the possibility of learning techniques that seem forgotten, such as archery or cutlery among others. Proposals as varied as making your own musical instrument or traditional albarcas (one-piece wooden footwear used to protect your feet from water and dirt on the ground).

 

Our agencies offer you configured trips and also tailored to your needs

Featured Tours

COMILLAS & CAPRICHO DE GAUDI- DESDE SANTANDER

Ofrecido por Exploring Cantabria

En esta excursión de media jornada conocerás el pueblo de Comillas,  cuna del modernismo catalán y el único pueblo modernista de Cantabria.  Una visita obligada para cualquier amante de la arquitectura modernista.

Al llegar a Comillas visitaremos el Palacio de Sobrellano. Este edificio neogótico fue construido originalmente para ser el palacio de verano del marqués de Comillas y su amigo el rey Alonso XII.

El palacio se encuentra en lo alto de una pequeña colina desde donde también disfrutarás de unas estupendas vistas sobre el Antiguo Seminario Mayor (antes conocida como Universidad de Comillas). Este majestuoso edificio fue realizado por los arquitectos catalanes Joan Martorell y Lluís Domenech i Montaner e incluye diferentes influencias arquitectónicas.

Nuestra siguiente parada será visitar el “Capricho de Gaudí”, mansión construida por el famoso arquitecto catalán Antonio Gaudí y uno de los primeros edificios modernistas construidos en España y una de las pocas construcciones de Gaudí fuera de Cataluña.

Antes de salir de Comillas, haremos un recorrido panorámico por el pueblo para conocer algunos de sus lugares más relevantes: el cementerio viejo, la casa de la duquesa o el monumento a Antonio López.

Finalmente, en nuestro camino de regreso a Santander tomaremos  la carretera secundaria de la costa que atraviesa varios pueblos pequeños .

 

INFORMACIÓN BÁSICA
Duración: 5 horas
Grupos pequeños
Período: Todo el año
Salidas: Martes y Viernes 09:30 hrs
Punto de salida: Santander
Idiomas: Español e Inglés

5 horas

COMILLAS & CAPRICHO DE GAUDI - TOUR FROM SANTANDER

Provided by Exploring Cantabria

We will depart from Santander towards Comillas at 9:30 am. The village of Comillas is surprisingly a cradle and model of Catalonia modernism and it encompasses all elements necessary to satisfy any tourist and lover of modernist architecture.

As we arrive in Comillas, we will visit the Sobrellano Palace. This neo-gothic building was originally built to be the summer holiday palace for the Comillas Marquese and his friend King Alonso the XII. This palace is in the top of a little hill from where you will also enjoy great views over the  Old Major Seminary (previously known as Comillas University). This majestic building was done by Catalan architects Joan Martorell and Lluís Domenech i Montaner and it includes different architectural influences.

Our next stop will be to visit the “Capricho de Gaudí”. This is a mansion built by the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí. This was one of the first modernist buildings constructed in Spain and one of the few constructions of Gaudí out of Catalonia. 

Before leaving Comillas, we will do a scenic drive around the village to know some of its most relevant places: the old graveyard, the duchess’ House or the monument to Antonio Lopez.

Finally, we will take a secondary road that crosses nice small villages on our way back to Santander.

BASIC INFORMATION
Duration: 5 hrs
Small Groups 
Period: All year
Departures: Tuesdays and Fridays 09:30 hrs
Departure point: Santander
Languages: Spanish and English

5 hours

CANTABRIA “CLASICO” 4 noches

Ofrecido por Rumbo al norte

Una estancia en Cantabria de 5 días / 4 noches. El “Clásico” de nuestros programas para grupos. Si venís en autocar, nuestras guías os harán descubrir los imprescindibles de nuestra tierruca. Los lugares más emblemáticos de la región. Nuestro patrimonio artístico, histórico, pueblos con encanto, cuevas, naturaleza. No os conforméis con una estancia de 4 noches; consultar nuestros programas.

Estancia para grupos 5 dias / 4 noches

Experiencia lanera en Cantabria

Ofrecido por Nansa Natural

Te proponemos una experiencia rural muy especial con ovejas en el valle de Liébana (Cantabria), próximo al Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa, en la que te iniciarás en la preparación de la lana, una vez ya ha sido esquilada, y donde descubrirás la importancia de la ganadería extensiva en nuestra alimentación y en el paisaje.

Durante la experiencia lanera podrás estar junto al rebaño de ovejas para conocerlas más de cerca y descubrir sus personalidades. Verás la importancia de tener un perro pastor con el rebaño y aprenderás cómo es el trabajo de las pastoras que crían a sus animales con pastos de montaña.

Además iremos experimentando paso a paso, comenzaremos con la limpieza a mano antes del lavado retirando la materia vegetal, después lavaremos la lana en el lavadero del pueblo. Pasaremos al secado y luego al escarmenado de la lana. en la finca de la ganadera.

Esta actividad no se realiza si no hay al menos cinco adultos que participen. Consultar fechas disponibles.

Una mañana

Wool experience in Cantabria

Provided by Nansa Natural

We propose a very special rural experience with sheep in the Liébana valley (Cantabria), near the Picos de Europa National Park, in which you will start preparing the wool, once it has been sheared, and where you will discover the importance of extensive livestock in our diet and in the landscape.

During the wool experience you can be with the flock of sheep to get to know them more closely and discover their personalities. You will see the importance of having a shepherd dog with the flock and you will learn about the work of the shepherds who raise their animals with mountain pastures.

In addition, we will experiment step by step, we will begin with cleaning by hand before washing, removing the vegetable matter, then we will wash the wool in the town laundry. We will go on to drying and then to scaring the wool. on the ranch’s farm.

This activity is not done if there are not at least five adults participating. Check available dates.

One morning

Escapada con Ruta Interpretada (Verano)

Ofrecido por Norterapia

Disfruta de la montaña muy lejos del bullicio y el calor de nuestras ciudades. Todo Julio y algo de Agosto es el verano que nos toca por esta tierra. No son muchos días, pero si los suficientes para ver una estación distinta a las del resto del año.

3 días / 2 noches

Territorio de lobos

Ofrecido por Norterapia
Jornada de día completo donde podrás disfrutar de lleno de la riqueza natural de la Montaña Palentina. El punto central de la salida gira en torno a la formación y conocimiento sobre una especie como es el lobo, su hábitat y comportamiento. Conocimiento de los valores naturales (interpretación de los indicios de lobos y de otros carnívoros y herbívoros, observación de aves forestales, paisaje, geología, identificación de flora y usos humanos de las plantas, etc.)
10 horas

Territory of wolves

Provided by Norterapia
A full day where you can fully enjoy the natural wealth of the Palencia Mountains. The main focus of the outing is on training and knowledge about a species such as the wolf, its habitat and behaviour. Knowledge of the natural values (interpretation of the signs of wolves and other carnivores and herbivores, observation of forest birds, landscape, geology, identification of flora and human uses of plants, etc.).
10 hours

Conoce a los habitantes de la montaña

Ofrecido por Norterapia
En la Montaña Palentina tenemos cumbres que rondan los 2.500 metros, situándose entre las más altas de la Cordillera Cantábrica. Se trata de una zona de alta montaña, que cuenta con una biodiversidad enorme, una de las mayores de Europa.

Meet the mountain dwellers

Provided by Norterapia
In the Palencia Mountains we have peaks of around 2,500 metres, among the highest in the Cantabrian Mountains. It is a high mountain area with an enormous biodiversity, one of the greatest in Europe.
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