Desfiladero de la Hermida

Potes
Cantabria
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

This spectacular gorge runs for over 20km and is furrowed by the River Deva. With steep slopes of limestone rising up to 600m and sparsely covered in oak forests, the view is stunning. Go hiking and climbing amongst the rocks of this incredible landscape and visit the small towns and villages that run through the canyon. Great for wildlife lovers, the gorge is sandwiched between the last peaks of the Picos de Europa, and the occasional brown bear has even been spotted here!

 

Nearby attractions

'The biggest and best climbing experience in the Picos de Europa'. This activity centre (for all ages) in the pretty village of Hermida in the heart of the Desfiladero de la Hermida gorge also offers trekking trips. Expect...

On the road to Fuente Dé you'll pass this peaceful monastery. The church was built in the 13th century and has some interesting features such as the Door of Forgiveness, only opened on Holy Jubilee Day.

One of Cantabria's most visited tourist attractions, this is a fantastic cave with some incredible stalagmite formations which have grown in all directions, defying gravity. A true geological marvel!

From the Fuente Dé cable car you can admire one of the most outstanding views of the Picos de Europa range. In wonderful natural surroundings, the cable car rises from 1094 to 1847m, an ascent of 750m along an impressive cliff...

Places to visit nearby

Potes in Cantabria is a pretty medieval town beside the stunning mountain backdrop of the Picos de Europa National Park.

A picturesque town on Cantabria's coast with wonderful beaches, a pretty Old Town and an astounding backdrop in the Picos de Europa mountains.

Llanes in Asturias is a beautiful coastal town with lots of beaches, stunning hiking routes and much delicious seafood!