Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa is green, misty and rugged with a remote feel making
touring and hiking quite an adventure.
Torre Cerredo, standing close to 8700 feet tall
is the highest peak in the 500 mile long Cantabrian Mountains. El
Naranjo de Bulnes, a striking limestone cylinder with four sheer
sides is the undisputed symbol of the Picos featured in souvenirs
and post cards. The landscape dominated by limestone offers some
fantastic gorges and canyons and snowcapped peaks that attract hikers
and mountaineers from all over the country.
Madrid the capital city of Spain.
It is centrally located and easily accessible for most major cities.
Madrid is a cosmopolitan city offering world-class museums, architecture
and a great night life. All roads converge to the Plaza del Sol
a central square from here you can start your tour. Parque del Buen
Retiro and Museo del Prado should not be missed. It would take several
days to experience all that Madrid has to offer so if you have limited
time make sure you plan your trip in advance.
Bordering France and Spain is
the tiny mountainous region of Andorra. It makes for a perfect holiday
with its ski slopes with lots of snow, scenic hilly slopes for hiking,
duty-free shopping, world class spas, museums and summer festivals.
Summer is a perfect time to
explore the Andorran mountains and indulge in a host of out door
activities like fishing in the lakes, rock climbing in the mountains,
trekking, mountain bike riding, horse riding and white water rafting.
In winter Andorra becomes a
ski lovers paradise. Thick snow and modern skiing facilities and
equipment attract tourists from all over the world. Apart from skiing
most other forms of snow sports are also available. Motor sledging,
snow boarding, and sled-dog racing are a few.
shopping is world famous for its duty
free, privileged tax system, competitive
prices and great customer service. Jewelry, optical goods, sports
gear, perfumes, electronic goods, models, foodstuffs and high quality
clothing are all available here.
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