Wildlife walks in the Picos de Europa, northern Spain
Daily excursions in search of birds, butterflies and wildflowers
© Teresa Farino
Join Teresa Farino - a British naturalist who has been living in the Picos de Europa
since 1986 - to explore the natural wonders of these mountains for a day. Teresa is the author of the popular
Sunflower guide Landscapes of the Picos de Europa
and OUP's Travellers' Nature Guide: Spain. Her most recent book
is the lavishly illustrated Wild Spain, published in 2009 by New Holland Press.
The Picos de Europa National Park and surrounding area is home to more than 1,500 species of vascular plant (including
around 50 orchids), over 70 mammals, 176 species of bird (120 of which breed), 15 amphibians,
19 reptiles and an incredible 154 different species of butterfly; truly a naturalist's
paradise! Whether your main interest is birdwatching or botany, entomology or
photography, or even just strolling through spectacular landscapes and
picturesque villages, Teresa can help you to get the most from your stay in the Picos de Europa.
Here are a few ideas:
or tell Teresa what you want to see, and she'll arrange a special itinerary.
A delightful find!
© Teresa Farino
Wildlife walks in the Picos de Europa,
Leader: Teresa Farino
Price: the cost of a day's excursion is as follows:
- one person: 140€
- each additional person a further 30€, up to a maximum of 230€
- children under 12 free of charge
- maximum 8 clients per group
- cable-car fees are not included
Although the cost of the tour is given in euros, clients may pay in sterling, the exchange rate to be calculated
at the time of payment using www.oanda.com
Meeting point: for each day's excursion, we will meet at the start of the selected route at around 9.00, and will return to this point at the end of the day by approximately 18.00.
Flower photography in the Picos meadows
© Teresa Farino
Level of difficulty: all excursions are well within the capability of any reasonably fit person. Although the length of the various excursions varies, in most cases we will not be walking more than about 5 km during the course of the day, at a leisurely pace, allowing ample time for observation, identification and photography. Children are welcome.
Lunches: packed lunches can be provided at a cost of 7,50€ per person.
Booking information: please contact Teresa for further information, or if you have any queries about these wildlife excursions.
|Office phone: ||+34 942 735154|
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||Apartado de Correos 59
Flora & Fauna of the Picos de Europa
Over the past 25 years, Teresa Farino has compiled a report (more than 100 A4 pages) that includes lists of all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers & crickets and vascular plants ever recorded the Picos de Europa, plus summaries of each of these groups and an eight-page introduction to the natural history of these mountains. If you would like to purchase a copy, the price is 17.50€, excluding
postage and packaging; alternatively, a copyrighted PDF document sent by email costs 11.50€. Please contact Teresa for further details or to place your order.