An idea of the trip
We enjoy the path step by step, that is our philosophy. We seek to know the places we go through, their culture and their diversity. We walk looking around, stopping to feel the nature, to know
the forests and the meadows, the trees and the trails, to hear the song of the birds and the stories that tell us the rocks under our feet.
We chose the slow way.
One day on the journey
A day on our journey starts with a good breakfast in the best company. We will feed our donkeys and get them ready to help us carry our backpacks along the way.
Once in the march we will walk along the paths of the Camino Lebaniego, making stops to observe the landscape, the plants, the geology, the fauna that inhabits our land, to enjoy a good meal outdoors and let our donkeys rest. Our guides will be at all time with us and they will help un in all we need.
After the trekking, we will arrive at our rest point, where we can relax and recover strength for the next day.
During the tour we will meet the local culture and explore the natural diversity, living the trip in an incomparable way.
Why do we walk with donkeys? These animals, our traveling fellows, not only carry the backpacks but also make the road a unique experience, approaching a way of life remote to our times.
Essential for previous generations, they are now in danger of extinction. That is why we have two of the native Spanish breeds of donkeys, the Zamorano-Leonesa and the Encartaciones donkeys. You will be surprised by their character, calm and cautious, they are sensitive and affectionate animals, who will accept you in their group if you treat them well.
Paco, Lupe, Senda, Cuco... meet the history of our buddys in social networks.
Route of pilgrimage to Santo Toribio de Liébana, the path runs from the nothern Camino de Santiago through the Cantabrian regions of the West Coast, Saja-Nansa and Liébana. The trail runs through
the diverse landscapes of Cantabria, from the prairies of the coast of San Vicente to the mountains of Picos de Europa in Liébana.
The path traditionally takes place in three stages but we will do it in five, taking the path slowly and thus making it more accessible to everyone.
With our guides we will meet the rich natural and cultural heritage through which our path runs. History, art, gastronomy and natural diversity to know and understand our trip.
In this Camino Lebaniego we do not seek divine forgiveness, but immerse ourselves in the exceptional environment of the Cantabrian lands and their people.
San Vicente de la Barquera and the West Coast
We start from San Vicente de la Barquera, a town on the Cantabrian coast that has a great natural and cultural heritage. Its coast, beaches, estuaries and marshes are protected due to their
landscape and ecological value, protected by the Natural Park of Oyambre.
It has several monuments declared of Cultural Interest, among which we can highlight the Gothic Church of Santa Maria de los Angeles and the Castle, perched on top of the town.
We leave the coast behind to walk through green fields, following the meandering paths that pass through the hills and lead us to the municipality of Val de San Vicente.
We will stop at Cades, where we are going to visit and old "ferrería".
This spectacular region is appears before us with its steep slopes, wide oak forests and livestock landscape.
Hidden between mountains, from the high mountain ranges of Labra and el Escudo mountain chains to the deep gorge of La Hermida, these valleys hide natural, geological and cultural jewels to discover.
The river Nansa makes its way through meadows and vegas, although we will take the pilgrim's way to see the hidden landscapes of the Nansa valley.
Liébana, Potes y Santo Toribio
We are getting to the end of the journey, entering a unique region: unique for its climate, unique for its vegetation and unique for its contrasts. Refugeed between high mountains, Liébana is only
accessible through the mountain ports of Piedrasluengas and San Glorio or by the gorge of La Hermida, making the climate of this valley much more dry and warm than the rest of the Cantabrian
We will walk its paths tasting the quesucos and the orujo, the wine and the honey, to arrive to the wonderful town of Potes.
And the end of the path, Santo Toribio de Liébana will unravel the incredible story that started our trip.