What could you do or see?
Liebana is a region full of possibilities due to the fact that it is surrounded by high mountains ranges which form deep valleys.
Besides, in these valleys you will find plenty of small villages where you will see the local tradition and lots of landmarks.
The Cable Car is situated in Fuente Dé, one of the main entrances to the National Park Picos de Europa and the starting point of many trekking routes such as:
Medium Difficulty (3-4 hours)
o Horcados Rojos y Cabaña Verónica.
o Puertos de Aliva hasta Fuente Dé.
o La Padiorna.
Medium – High Difficulty
· Peña Vieja
· Pico Tesorero
· Collado Jermoso (Refuge)
But if this is the first time you visit the Picos and you want to start with easier routes, you can do one of the free guided tours organized by the National Park leaving from different points.
However, you can not forget the most famous route of Picos, the Ruta del Cares running between Cain (Leon) and Poncebos (Asturias).
As for hiking routes through the valleys,in this link to the Local Action Group of Liébana you can download a complete guide to hiking and biking ways.
In addition, for some years, the Government of Cantabria through Naturea also organizes guided tours but the different regions of the Cantabria.
Finally, in Liebana you can hire different companies which organize tours and adventure activities:
· El Portal de Picos
· Picos Extreme
· Fernando Zamora, high mountain guide.
The most important religious and cultural monument of the region is the Monastery of Santo Toribio, one of the four holy places of the world. Santo Toribio has the Lignum Crucis, the largest part of the Cross of Christ in the world and for which he was awarded the title of the monastery pilgrimage stub. If you want to know more about the religious history of Liebana, visit the website of Camino Lebaniego.
Another place of interest in the region is the Romanic church of Santa María de Piasca dating from the twelfth century and highlighting the title and their capitals.
Instead, the church of Santa María de Lebeña belongs to the Mozarabic period (X century) and was declared a National Monument in 1893.
Finally, we recommend visiting the Infantado Tower in Potes, recently renovated and converted into a museum where different art exhibitions are shown.
If you want to have a great time with your children, the main places that we recommend:
- Fuente Dé Cable Car
- Interpretation Center of the Picos de Europa with an ethnographic exhibition.
- The House of Nature in Pesaguero, with an exhibition on the wild animal and plants of Liebana.
- The House of Ladies in Enterrías with an ethnographic exhibition.
But if you want to take a walk, eat a snack and entertain yourself with fun games your points are these:
· Piedrasluengas Viewpoint (Pesaguero)
· Habario Forest (Pendes – Castro Cillorigo)
· Los Llanos Park (Camaleño)
· Villaverde Park (Vega de Liebana)
And finally, if you want a break and that children play alone, you can take them to the Children's Park Serna in Potes.