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Outdoor activities in Cantabria
Find and book ecotourism, adventure and outdoor sustainable tourism activities in Cantabria

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A few of our most amazing activities
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River SUP guided in Alto Ebro (Cantabria)
Paddle surf
Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
Medium hidrospeedaltoebro cantabria
Hydrospeed in Ebro river (Cantabria)
Rafting | Hydrospeed
Arroyo, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium navedo1
Canyoning in Navedo river (Cantabria)
Canyoning
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Surf & SUP lessons in the north shore of Spain (Cantabria)
Surf
Paddle surf
San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 2 hours approx.
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Mountain birdwatching in Picos de Europa (Cantabria)
Birdwatching
Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 days
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"Los Llanos" Via ferrata (Camaleño, Picos de Europa)
Climb | Rappel | Via Ferrata
Los Llanos, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
Medium canoas
Canoeing in Ría del Pas (Cantabria)
Kayak
Arce, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 2 hours approx.
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Barranco del Aján in Vega de Pas (Cantabria)
Canyoning
Vega de Pas, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium riversup paddlesurf cantabria burgos
River SUP guided in Alto Ebro (Cantabria)
Paddle surf
Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
Medium hidrospeedaltoebro cantabria
Hydrospeed in Ebro river (Cantabria)
Rafting | Hydrospeed
Arroyo, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium navedo1
Canyoning in Navedo river (Cantabria)
Canyoning
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium surf 2016 192
Surf & SUP lessons in the north shore of Spain (Cantabria)
Surf
Paddle surf
San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 2 hours approx.
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Mountain birdwatching in Picos de Europa (Cantabria)
Birdwatching
Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 days
Medium v a ferrata camale o  picos de europa  5
"Los Llanos" Via ferrata (Camaleño, Picos de Europa)
Climb | Rappel | Via Ferrata
Los Llanos, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
Medium canoas
Canoeing in Ría del Pas (Cantabria)
Kayak
Arce, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 2 hours approx.
Medium g0249389
Barranco del Aján in Vega de Pas (Cantabria)
Canyoning
Vega de Pas, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.

More outdoor activities in Cantabria
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Canyoning in Vega de Pas - Initiation level (Cantabria)
Canyoning
Vega de Pas, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
Medium puenting potes picos de europa 2
Bungee jumping in Potes (Picos de Europa, Cantabria)
Bungee jumping
Potes, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 1 hour approx.
Medium rafting ebro cantabria
Rafting in Ebro river (Cantabria)
Rafting | Hydrospeed
Arroyo, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium barranco picos de europa 2
Canyoning in Navedo Canyon (Picos de Europa, Cantabria)
Canyoning
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 2 hours approx.
Medium v a ferrata la hermida 2
Via ferrata in Hermida (Picos de Europa)
Climb | Rappel | Via Ferrata
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium descensobarrancospicoseuropa
Canyoning in Navedo Canyon (Cantabria)
Canyoning
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium via ferrata el milar 3
"El Milar" Via ferrata (Picos de Europa)
Climb | Rappel | Via Ferrata
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 1 hour approx.
Medium sup paddleboarding cantabria burgos
Paddle surf initiation at the Ebro reservoir (Cantabria)
Paddle surf
, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
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Canyoning in Vega de Pas - Initiation level (Cantabria)
Canyoning
Vega de Pas, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 3 hours approx.
Medium puenting potes picos de europa 2
Bungee jumping in Potes (Picos de Europa, Cantabria)
Bungee jumping
Potes, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 1 hour approx.
Medium rafting ebro cantabria
Rafting in Ebro river (Cantabria)
Rafting | Hydrospeed
Arroyo, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium barranco picos de europa 2
Canyoning in Navedo Canyon (Picos de Europa, Cantabria)
Canyoning
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 2 hours approx.
Medium v a ferrata la hermida 2
Via ferrata in Hermida (Picos de Europa)
Climb | Rappel | Via Ferrata
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium descensobarrancospicoseuropa
Canyoning in Navedo Canyon (Cantabria)
Canyoning
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.
Medium via ferrata el milar 3
"El Milar" Via ferrata (Picos de Europa)
Climb | Rappel | Via Ferrata
La Hermida, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 1 hour approx.
Medium sup paddleboarding cantabria burgos
Paddle surf initiation at the Ebro reservoir (Cantabria)
Paddle surf
, Cantabria, Spain
Guided activity. 4 hours approx.

Outdoor Cantabria: what to see
To be the third smallest community in Spain, Cantabria is full of infinite possibilities.
 
The oceanic climate, always benevolent with nature, has endowed it with that green mantle so characteristic of northern communities. But joined to its forests and its valleys, it extends a steep and steep coast that is also full of surprising corners.
 
Between them, it is not surprising that activities in nature are one of the great strengths of tourism in Cantabria.
 
If we start by the sea, we will undoubtedly sound places like Santoña or San Vicente de la Barquera. The first is a paradise for bird lovers; In its marshes you can find more than 20,000 species, most of them aquatic. The second is visited by those who seek to "fly" on the waves, thus becoming a place of pilgrimage for surfers.
 
Moving away from the coast, we will find places where nature sprouts with force and time seems to have stopped, like the natural parks of Saja-Besaya or the Collados del Asón. These places are ideal for hiking and the search for that knowledge that only offers contact with nature.
 
Although Cantabria is not just a place for contemplation. If you are looking for more mobile activities, you will also find them in this region. The large limestone mountains of the Ramales de la Victoria encourage the practice of many adventure activities such as climbing, abseiling, caving or progression via via ferrata. Lots of options to download adrenaline!
 
Water is also abundant in the interior of Cantabria; so you do not have to camp on the coast to enjoy it. The River Deva and the upper Ebro, as it passes through the Picos de Europa, are perfect for rafting, open kayak or river SUP. More than refreshing activities in which excitement and fun are assured.
 
But if we talk about the Picos de Europa, we can not forget about its fauna. Among the most emblematic species we find the Iberian wolf and the brown bear, the great predators. But other mammals are also found, such as the chamois, the deer or the otter. Do not forget your binoculars if you want to observe also the lammergeier, the golden eagle or the small alpine birds of these mountains.
 
Choose your favorite corner in Cantabria and find the perfect adventure.
Cantabria: 6 reasons why
1. Take a walk
 
Or on a bicycle. If there is something that is not lacking in Cantabria, there are routes, since the province has more than 600 kilometers of marked trails, which can be practiced on foot or by bicycle.
 
You will find short and simple paths, perfect to do as a family or if you do not have much experience. And also some that require more effort, ideal to challenge the most athletes. Be of the profile that you are your way passes through Cantabria.
 
2. Know the kingdom of the high mountain
 
In the western area of ​​the Cantabrian province, the Picos de Europa are the main protagonist. This is the real kingdom of the high mountain, of sports such as mountaineering and paragliding, rafting, equestrian excursions or mountain biking. The king, as it could not be otherwise, is the brown bear.
 
3. Take the best waves
 
The typical waves of the Cantabrian Sea allow surfing on many beaches of the province. Get started in this activity on the beach of San Vicente de la Barquera or, if you already have experience, go for the best waves at the Sardinero beach, in Santander, or in Los Locos, in Suances.
 
4. Presence of geology in action
 
The coast of Cantabria reflects an overwhelming landscape, in the best of the senses. But beyond that, the geological formations that compose it hide other meanings. The beaches, cliffs, arches, coves and tombs that occur along the coast are a faithful reflection of the evolution of the area. And you can witness it. Thanks to the examples found on the coast, you can understand the origin and history of this land.
 
5. Enjoy it also in winter
 
Summer is a perfect season to enjoy adventure sports in Cantabria, but so is winter. In the winter season of Alto Campoo you can practice many snow sports. Also to do guided excursions with snowshoes, even in the light of the moon. Quite an experience!
 
6. Live with the locals

To travel to Cantabria is to soak up the landscape, merge with it and enjoy it in all possible ways. Look for experiences that teach and fill you, talk to the locals, listen to the stories and legends that are told about the province and, above all, actively enjoy a welcoming and unique land.

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