September 7th to 13th 2020
Spain: Cantabria and The Ebro Valley
Spain is a land of mountains, valleys and escarpments that is teaming with tracks that wind across its landscapes. Our route will take you across the mountains of the Parque Natural Saya-Besaya, The massive escarpments of the Valle del Ebro and the rolling hills and valleys near Aquillar del Campoo. You will experience wonderful menu del dia’s along the way, one of which in the village of Alar Del Ray is reputed to make the best croquetas in the whole of Spain…..
- Hotel, Full Board
- Wildlife Identification Sheets
- Enthusiastic Wildlife and Cultural Experts
- Comprehensive Roadbook
- 24 hour support
Whats not included
- Altamira Prehistoric Cave Paintings Entrance Fee
- Ferry to Spain/France
We will vist the cuvas altamira, ancient ruins and beautifully idiosyncratic cafes and bars
You will have the acclaimed Impala Support Teams on hand at any difficult spots along the way.
Mountain and Forest Tracks
Spain has an amazing variety of tracks and our roadbook brings together some of the best in Cantabria. You will find yourself fighting your way up slippery climbs in Beech forests (Impala Support on hand), crossing rivers and passing high over the mountain tracks that criss-cross the Parque Natural Saya-Besaya.
If you have enjoyed off roading in England and wales then you will enjoy these tracks here in Spain, especially as here you will travel miles off road before popping out into a remote village which will always have an excellent bar or pension serving traditional and delicious food of the region.
Prehistoric Art and Medieval Castles
Our ancestors have left some of the most beautiful cave art imaginable. We will visit the museum of Altamira where the cave art has been replicated perfectly so you will be enthralled as you walk under the roof of art. There is also an exhibition of ancestral art going back to the san art of The Kalahari, a shop and a cafe as well.
We bring into the roadbook some of the medieval castles and forts that are dotted around the Spanish landscape so that you can immerse yourself in the unique Spanish culture. The Spanish are very proud of there past and the Central Government has ensured that any cultural artefacts are either free or very cheap to visit.
Spain is a birders paradise and you will see Griffon Vultures definitely and if you are very lucky a Bearded Vulture will pass by. Black and Red Kites are everywhere, Buzzards also.
We produce a wildlife guide which will also have some of the mammals and reptiles that you may come across. You will see many deer, possibly the Iberian Ibex and maybe Wolf.