Slack-packing in Northern Spain
El Camino de Santiago made simple
Come and discover what is possibly one of Europe’s best kept secrets, with leisurely hikes and slack-packing along the north coast of Spain.
Asturias, in Northern Spain, boasts a great cultural wealth, where visitors can discover age-old customs and ways of life in unspoilt places well off the beaten tourist routes. Not too long ago Asturias was little known by walkers and hikers. But all of that is changing and the region is beginning to be regarded as one of the best spots in Europe for both relaxing scenic strolls and more challenging mountain hikes. You will also find everything in between.
Not keen on the idea of lugging a heavy pack? No problemo – we take care of transporting your luggage to your next evening’s accommodation. All you need is a small light day pack for water and food, a towel, etc’.
BengaAsturias offers both coastal and mountain slack-packing hikes that cater to different tastes and levels of fitness in one of most beautiful regions of Europe.
Located west of Bilbao in Northern Spain, Asturias is wedged between the Cantabrian Sea and the towering mountains of the Picos de Europa, the largest single mass of mountain limestone in Europe and the only true maritime range on the continent. The contrast of the limestone peaks and valleys dropping to verdant green fields and forests with the blue sea to the north is breathtaking.
Choose between the five-day coastal walk (link to page on coastal walk etc) or two-day inland hike – or combine the two for a week-long slack packing experience with optional lay-over days included.