Active family adventure holiday on Spain's Northern Coast
Spain's quiet northern coast is reminiscent of Cornwall, with its steep sided river valleys running into sandy bays. It is the perfect place for a family adventure. Our base for the first 3 nights is a hotel with pool in the pretty area of Arenas de Cabrales in the foothills of the Picos de Europa. We start our activities on this Spanish family holiday with a splash as we paddle in kayaks along the River Deva and then canyon down one of the attractive gorges. An easy walking day takes us to a mountain refuge in the Picos de Europa, where we stay overnight. This is a great introductory hike for the children, and very exciting to sleep here in the family dormitories. The second half of the week we spend at a hotel near the beach in a lovely Spanish town. Here, we have a day cycling and a day to enjoy the sea, with the option of a surf lesson. Northern Spain is quick, easy and cheap to get to from the UK (and a whole world away from the overcrowded southern costas), making it altogether rather appealing for a family adventure holiday.