Hiking in Cantabria

There are many hiking routes throughout Cantabria

Hiking is an activity that can include several sports and where competition is generally excluded, the main reason people hike is for the sheer pleasure of being outdoors in a variety of interesting landscapes and it is is suitable for anyone of any age. Cantabria is a paradise for hikers looking for diverse scenery and tranquility, plus it offers a pleasant climate almost all year round. Great if you are looking for long-distance paths, unique routes and famous ways such as the Camino de Santiago, or small and old pathways through a variety of nature. 

You do not need to be an expert athlete, as hiking does not require excessive preparation. You can also find different types of routes and levels of difficulty. A great way to combine sport, nature and culture.

Hiking and mountain routes in Cantabria

You can find plenty of information at the following links:

www.wikirutas.es/rutas/Cantabria/

www.jovenmania.com/especiales/rutas/ver_mas.php?Id_tipo=3

Walking through the forests in Cantabria

The redwoods of Monte Cabezón

At Monte Cabezón, on three hectares of land, you can find around 850 redwoods and 25 trees of the species Pinus radiata, all of a breathtaking beauty. The redwoods have an average height of 36 metres with an average trunk of two metres thickness. This area has been declared a natural monument and is well signposted on trails that run in a circle, which can be done in just over half an hour.

The first part of the route drops down before rising again via a well marked path with rustic steps of wood or earth. There are also wooden benches to rest and contemplate the height of the redwoods in peace.

Distance from Posada Ruilobuca 8 Km.