Activities in Cantabria

Activities to do in Cantabria and in the Barcenaciones area.

In Cantabria, there are many things to do. Depending on the season of the year, there are some that are more or less available, but regardless of that, we want to share with you some of our favorite activities in Cantabria.

We collaborate with experts in each field, who ensure the highest quality of the activities we propose, as well as the highest quality of equipment, safety, and the best possible service possible. We can guarantee you’ll be taken care of.

Hiking in Cantabria

As you probably already know, Cantabria is crossed by the famous ‘Camino de Santiago’ (The Santiago Way). As a result, in Cantabria there are thousands of paths and routes where you can go hiking or trekking. In fact, there are more than 600km of routes throughout Cantabria. From paths around villages, such as those in the Cabuérniga Valley, to more professional routes through the Picos de Europa Natural Park, if you want to enjoy hiking in Cantabria, we recommend the following:

Where: Visit the Wikiloc profile of the Cantabria Tourism agency here.
When: All Year
Price: Free if you go on your own. To inquire about private guides, ask us through the form below.

Surfing in Cantabria

Cantabria is one of the best places in all of Spain to practice Surf, Bodyboarding, or SUP (Stand-up Paddle). It’s a sport with a huge following in the area and there are a lot of places where you can practice, year-round. We are also surfers and therefore we especially recommend the following beaches that are close to our houses.

  • Suances (The Beach of the Crazy)
  • Liencres
  • San Vicente de la Barquera (Gerra and the Yellow Bird)

If what you are looking for are Surf lessons, we recommend the following schools:

Where: San Vicente de la Barquera, Liencres or Suances beaches.
When: All Year
Price: A board rental can start at around 12€-15€ for 2 hours. If you are looking to book private lessons, contact us.

MTB and Cycling in Cantabria

If you are crazy about the two wheels, Cantabria is the perfect place to come with your bike. From downhill routes to off-road cycling routes, or mountain climbs for road bikes, Cantabria has thousands of kilometers to enjoy on your bike. Cycling is a huge sport in Cantabria, with one of the most loyal fan-base of all Spain,  so you will not be short of plans to do with your bike. Our best recommendation is that you get lost, since you will always arrive at a town, road or path that will make you fall in love forever. But if what you are looking for is something a little more planned, we recommend the following.

If you want to go on your own, visit the Cantabria en Bici website, where you will find hundreds of routes that have already been done and that you can replicate.

Where: Book a Guided Route with e-bike Cantabria
When: All Year
Price: The rental of an e-bike costs €50 per day, for prices on guided routes, please consult.

Play Golf in Cantabria

The land of Seve Ballesteros has some very good golf courses, where you can test your skills with the irons while enjoying a privileged environment. Less than 25 minutes from our houses, we have 4 golf courses (3 of them 18 holes) and if we increase the distance to about 30/40 minutes, we have more than 10 courses available. Need more info? Ask us!

Where: All of Cantabria
When: All year
Price: From €25-45

Ski and Snowboard in Cantabria

Just 50 km from our houses is the Alto Campoo ski resort, one of the few ski resorts in northern Spain. The resort has 28 skiable kms and 3.2 km of connecting routes, which include:

  • 22 tracks (4 green, 9 blue and 9 red)
  • 12 ski lifts (5 chairlifts and 7 ski lifts)
  • 4.4 km long-distance circuits\
  • snow park

• Where: Alto Campoo
• When: Winter
• Price: The day pass starts at €23 / For lessons, contact the Ski Agosti school

Canoeing in Cantabria

If what you prefer is to go down the rivers in a slightly calmer way, and take your time, we recommend that you take a look at the option taking a canoe trip down any of the following rivers.

• Where: Rio Deva, Rio Cares, or Rio Ebro
• When: Spring and Summer
• Price: From €25/person. Ask us to book

Are you coming to Cantabria?

The Houses in Barcenaciones are a group of houses located in the wonderful town of Barcenaciones, a jewel of a village that is located in the heart of Cantabria.

We suggest you come and enjoy our little earthly paradise, and that you enjoy the tranquility and serenity in our accommodations wrapped in nature and tradition in one of the best preserved environments in northern Spain.

Rafting in Cantabria

If what you are looking for is to throw yourself down some rapids, we are happy to tell you that Cantabria is also the place to go. With so many rivers and geographical features, rafting is a huge attraction in Cantabria.

• Where: Rio Deva, Rio Cares, or Rio Ebro
• When: Spring and Summer
• Price: From €25/person. Ask us to book

Cave-exploring in Cantabria

Did you know that the deepest cave in Europe is actually in Cantabria? For obvious reasons, it is not open to the public, but don’t let that stop you. If what you like is underground explorations,  Cantabria has a lot to offer.

• Where: Various caves available.
• When: All year.
• Price: From €35/person. Ask us to book

Via Ferrata (Iron Way) in Cantabria

For lovers of heights and adrenaline, we also have some awesome proposals. There are several Via Ferrata (Iron Ways) located throughout Cantabria, where you will be able to test your skills, your fear of heights, and your desire for adventure.

• Where: Several Via Ferratas available.
• When: All year.
• Price: From €40/person. Ask us to book

Canyoning in Cantabria

We all know that there are easier ways to go down a river, but few are as fun and exciting as canyoning. That’s why we had to add this activity here.

• Where: Vega del Pas and Picos de Europa
• When: All year.
• Price: From €35/person. Ask us to book

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