Hiking the crest

The Cantabrian Ranges run parallel to the Iberian peninsula northern coast for 300 km as the crow flies. It’s a region of grand beauty, complex geology and wicked weather patterns that make hiking a challenge. It’s the mountains, they’re big and we are small.

Thru-hiking the watershed divide is a tough call. Doing it in November adds to the challenge.

A one week allowance is not enough to hike the whole thing. What follows is an account of a 180 km route along the Cantabrian crest divide. 8 days hiking among the limestone giants.