We are delighted to offer you an exclusive opportunity to share a butterfly watching holiday in the wonderful setting of the Picos de Europa in northern Spain!
The Picos is at the core of the Cantabrian Mountain range, which stretches along the north coast of Spain for some 300 kilometres. It is one of the most beautiful and beguiling parts of the whole region.
Over 150 butterfly species reside among the spectacular and rugged range of limestone mountains. Our daily excursions from the attractive and unspoilt village in which we're based will take in a variety of habitats and scenery, including flower rich meadows fizzing with a range of fritillaries and other goodies, woodlands and sunlit glades, and then up into the mountains themselves for alpine treasures hidden among rocky pastures and pristine limestone pavement!
We should see a large number of different butterfly species, comfortably in excess of 100, including desirable targets such as Apollo, Gavarnie Blue, Dusky Large Blue, Chapman’s & Lefebvre’s Ringlet, False Ilex Hairstreak, Cardinal, Esper’s Marbled White and Lesser Marbled Fritillary.
The Picos are one of Europe's premier butterfly-watching locations, and this opportunity to spend time enjoying such a large range of species in such beautiful surroundings is one not to be missed.