The Picos mountains offer some of the most spectacular walks in Spain. There are walks direct from the house to cater for all levels including gentle strolls to several day expeditions. One of the most famous walks in the area is the Ruta de Cares, a well marked trail that follows the route of a spactacular gorge and ends up in the small Asturian hamlet of Cain. For the more intrepid, a hike up to 'Los Lagos' where you can walk into the snow capped peaks and even spend the night in a walkers refuge. See separate 'walks' page.
The rivers around Cabrales offer great canoeing and kayaking. Spend the day meandering down the river and get picked up at the end and driven back to your car. Kayaks can be hired by the day or half day. The most popular place to hire canoes is in Arriondas on the river Sella where the river is wide and shallow. Various companies offer this service including Jaire canoes.
The Picos De Europa offer spectacular climbing opportunities. The highest summit is a peak known as the Naranjo De Bulnes (or Picu Urrielu in Asturian Spanish) standing at over 2500 metres and with a 15 pitch climb to the top. A climber's and walker's refuge at the bottom of the Naranjo acts as a base camp for the climb where you can dine and sleep the night.