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PICOS DE EUROPA PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR

Next tour dates: April (25-28) SOLD-OUT, October (2019)

Duration: 3 nights

Available groups: 6 (+1 team leader), 12 (+2 team leaders)

Possible meeting points: Aveiro // Porto // Gaia // Modelo Continente de Fafe // Chaves

450,00 €

(booking fee + 2 partial payments)

PICOS DE EUROPA

Next tour dates: April (25-28) SOLD-OUT, October (2019)

Duration: 3 nights

Available groups: 6 (+1 team leader), 12 (+2 team leaders)

Possible meeting points: Aveiro // Porto // Gaia // Modelo Continente de Fafe // Chaves

450,00 €

(booking fee + 2 partial payments)

WHY TRAVEL WITH THE VIEWPOINT TOURS?

 

Besides experiencing a unique and extremely carefully curated itinerary, you’ll take advantage of all the guidance and experience of our team leaders. We’ve spent a lot of hours on the field (a lot!), gathering information, testing all the routes and tracks, so you won’t need to. Not all POIs are photo spots and not all photo spots are considered POIs for a “normal” travel or adventure agency.

 

Time of day is also of the essence! Compiling a strong itinerary, and combining it with a rich experience, good photo spots, and the correct time of day to approach them is something we are proud of doing well.

Contradicting what you may have heard or even experienced, you won’t spend more travelling with a company like ours than you’ll spend going solo, booking everything, trying to find each and every spot, avoiding all the setbacks and time-pressing issues. We manage an objective driven program, and we’ve done this a lot of times. We know you’d need more than double the time of this tour, to even get somewhere close to what we have for you.

 

Other common issues and pitfalls…

 

Discovering good local partners is something we know is important for your awesome experience. Good and reliable car rental companies with no hidden fees and strange policies, good, yet affordable accommodation, equipment rentals, and a lot more.

Picos de Europa

An extraordinary 2650 meters high mountain range that hasn't popped up on most photographer's itineraries.

Everything is stunning in this northern Spanish landscape! From the rocky peaks to gorges, valleys, vast glacial lakes and leafy forests. You can rest assured that you’ll be absolutely amazed at everything you see.

BY PHOTOGRAPHERS, FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

We’ll guide you to more than 10 POIs, scattered between absolutely stunning valleys, gorges, peaks and forests. To these geographical spots, we added several stops, “special” spots, as well as some additional surprises.

 

It was all rigorously designed so that your experience as a photography and outdoors lover, will be as easy as possible. We pushed away tasks like the search for roads, shortcuts, and paths from the list of your concerns.

 

We reduced to zero any stress or responsibility resulting from the need for choosing a suitable itinerary, accommodation, photo spots, etc. You won’t need to invest your time in tasks other than photography and leisure.

The protected surroundings of the Picos de Europa mountains lie across three provinces in northern Spain: Cantabria, Asturias and León.

The true spirit of what we have prepared for you is, very clearly, the rich roadmap we have grown! It results from a lot of research, exchange of ideas with fellow photographers recognized for their knowledge regarding the region, but above all, it’s the result of experiences lived in the first person.

TAKE YOUR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL…

 

We want to bring together a group that shares a passion: Photography. We want to take you to a place where you can further develop your photography, and the magnificent Spanish landscape is a great subject for that purpose.

Overall Physical Demand0%
80 / 100
Overall Comfort Level0%
85 / 100
Walk / Trekking Effort0%
80 / 100
Wow! Factor0%
80 / 100

Payment

  • Booking Fee: 10% of tour total (45,00 €)
  • 1st payment: 40% at least 91 days before departure;
  • 2nd payment: 50% at least 61 days before departure.

 

You can make your payments by wire transfer, Paypal® (please add 4,0% for Paypal tariffs), or MB WAY®. All the necessary instructions will be available on the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Flights

Flights are not included in the tour cost. We don’t book flights for this tour because it’s considered a local tour.

 

Please get in touch if you need us to pick you up at Oporto or Lisbon airport (extra fee applies).

Accommodation

  • Hotel or equivalent in shared twin room (single supplement: 100,00 EUR/night) ;
  • Breakfast is included in day 2 and 3.

Food & Drink

  • Breakfast is included for day 2 and 3;
  • Food is not included (we stop several times for buying food);
  • We also stop near several restaurants, snacks, etc.;
  • Most hotels also offer dinner service;
  • Tea, coffee, and water are provided;

Additional Notes

These expeditions are organized for groups of limited size, maximum of 12 participants plus 2 team leaders.

We’ve come up with a long list of points of interest for photographers that result from a compilation fueled by over 1000 hours of personal experiences. These POIs result from real-life field reconnaissance and were then fitted to a detailed, very demanding but tremendously rewarding itinerary.

next group will leave in…

Picos de Europa

An extraordinary 2650 meters high mountain range that hasn't popped up on most photographer's itineraries.

Everything is stunning in this northern Spanish landscape! From the rocky peaks to gorges, valleys, vast glacial lakes and leafy forests. You can rest assured that you’ll be absolutely amazed at everything you see.

BY PHOTOGRAPHERS, FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

We’ll guide you to more than 10 POIs, scattered between absolutely stunning valleys, gorges, peaks and forests. To these geographical spots, we added several stops, “special” spots, as well as some additional surprises.

 

It was all rigorously designed so that your experience as a photography and outdoors lover, will be as easy as possible. We pushed away tasks like the search for roads, shortcuts, and paths from the list of your concerns.

 

We reduced to zero any stress or responsibility resulting from the need for choosing a suitable itinerary, accommodation, photo spots, etc. You won’t need to invest your time in tasks other than photography and leisure.

The protected surroundings of the Picos de Europa mountains lie across three provinces in northern Spain: Cantabria, Asturias and León.

The true spirit of what we have prepared for you is, very clearly, the rich roadmap we have grown! It results from a lot of research, exchange of ideas with fellow photographers recognized for their knowledge regarding the region, but above all, it’s the result of experiences lived in the first person.

TAKE YOUR PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL…

 

We want to bring together a group that shares a passion: Photography. We want to take you to a place where you can further develop your photography, and the magnificent Spanish landscape is a great subject for that purpose.

TOUR CHARACTERISTICS

Overall Physical Demand0%
80 / 100
Overall Comfort Level0%
85 / 100
Walk / Trekking Effort0%
80 / 100
Wow! Factor0%
80 / 100

TOURS DETAILS / BOOKINGS

Payment

  • Booking Fee: 10% of tour total (45,00 €)
  • 1st payment: 40% at least 91 days before departure;
  • 2nd payment: 50% at least 61 days before departure.

 

You can make your payments by wire transfer, Paypal®, or MB WAY®. All the necessary instructions will be available in the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Flights

Flights are not included in the tour cost. We don’t book flights for this tour because it’s considered a local tour.

 

Please get in touch if you need us to pick you up at Oporto or Lisbon airport (extra fee applies).

Accommodation

  • Hotel or equivalent in shared twin room (single supplement: 100,00 EUR/night) ;
  • Breakfast is included in day 2 and 3.

Food & Drink

  • Breakfast is included for day 2 and 3;
  • Food is not included (we stop several times for buying food);
  • We also stop near several restaurants, snacks, etc.;
  • Most hotels also offer dinner service;
  • Tea, coffee, and water are provided;

Additional Notes

These expeditions are organized for groups of limited size, maximum of 12 participants plus 2 team leaders.

We’ve come up with a long list of points of interest for photographers that result from a compilation fueled by over 1000 hours of personal experiences. These POIs result from real-life field reconnaissance and were then fitted to a detailed, very demanding but tremendously rewarding itinerary.

next group will leave in…

Vehicle, Insurance & Fuel

Includes well equipped and modern vehicles. All road taxes are also included.

 

It includes vehicles that can be used on all roads in the region. All road trips will be made aboard a well equipped and comfortable vehicle.

 

We will not use the vehicle full capacity. If you come across the need to rest while we drive, you can do it comfortably.

 

Our offer includes the full insurance bundle for all vehicles.

 

It also includes all the fuel and mileage you’ll ever need. Our participants, among many other things, enjoy unlimited mileage which, for us photographers, is absolutely vital.

Accommodation

Accommodation in hotel, hostel or cabin.

 

  • Includes breakfast in day 2 and 3;
  • Twin shared room;
  • Single supplement (100,00 EUR/night);
  • Most accommodations offer dinner service;
  • Most accommodations offer Wi-Fi.

Food & Drinks

Food is not included!

 

We used to include food on this tour (increasing the tour initial cost) but we honestly think most people will benefit from the fact of having to buy its own food supplies or using their place of choice to eat their meals.

 

It’s way less expensive for our participants as we’d have to calculate what our participants consume in advance, and that varies greatly from person to person. Considering that we couldn’t risk not having enough food, costs were always higher than reality would afterwards prove it.

 

We provide more than enough stops for food shopping! That’s where we also get our food, right?! We buy local, so can you. Additionally, at some locations, you’ll also have the chance to eat at the hotel or restaurants.

 

We’ll include coffee (or decaffeinated), tea, and water.

We do not include soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, etc. The only drinks included are water, tea, and coffee (or decaf).

Internet Access & Power

(outside accommodation)

We don’t provide wi-fi in our vehicles for this tour. Most accommodations Wi-Fi.

 

Electric Power

We include inverters in our vehicles even tough access to power outlets is not a problem in this tour!

Other perks…

  • Instalment plan (booking + 2 partials) – You can pay for your tour in a 1+2 payment plan; A booking fee to reserve your seat aboard the adventure, a second payment 91 days before the tour data, and a final payment 61 days before the tour date;

 

  • Discount for group booking (2 or +) – We normally have special prices for bookings for 2 or more seats, depending on the tour in question. Same booking fees but lower total cost. Get in touch via info@theviewpointtours.com for more info;

 

  • Photo Gear Rental Program available – All tour participants can take advantage of our photo gear rental program (limited to availability) More info at the Photo Gear Rental page;

 

  • Pre-travel support – We always take great care of our participants! We provide you with all the needed information and support so your experience can go as smooth as possible;

 

  • 20,00 EUR voucher by Coloreffects to use on any buy of 100,00 EUR or more;

 

  • 5% rebate on future tours – Booking this tour gets you 5% off on any future tour, even on a more expensive one. This means that if you book a 480,00 EUR tour you can get a 5% discount on a 3000,00 EUR tour, that corresponds to 150,00 EUR.

Terms and Conditions

 

  • You should only book your flights after the tour is confirmed. We cannot be held responsible for any losses (financial or other) if you book your flights more than 45 days prior to departure and the tour does not take place;

 

  • Although we design alternatives to every POI in our itineraries, due to natural disasters or road traffic restriction imposed by the local authorities, for example, we cannot be held liable for unforeseen events and consequences;

 

  • We will not be able to directly take responsibility for problems that originate from an unsatisfactory service provided by the third parties on which we depend on these trips (car rental, accommodations, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.);

 

  • We do not include any alcoholic beverage or soda. Also, in relation to alcoholic beverages, we strongly advise you not to consume alcohol unless it’s the last meal of the day. Safety should be your first concern!

Itinerary

Day 1 of 4 - From home to Picos de Europa

Day 1 (one) includes:

  • Departure from Aveiro (other meeting points available);
  • Arrival at Riaño where we will explore the area and shoot the lake and surroundings;
  • Accommodation and briefing for Day 2.
Day 2 of 4 - Viewpoints and mountain tracks

Day 2 (two) includes:

  • Wake up early and breakfast;
  • This day includes trekking the Rota de Cares (Cain), viewpoints and city of Potes;
  • Dinner and briefing for Day 3;
Day 3 of 4 - Cable car and canyons!

Day 3 (three) includes:

  • Wake up early and breakfast;
  • This day includes exploring Maçico Central (1823 metres of altitude), canyons, viewpoints and Ruta del Cares (Poncebos);
  • Accommodation and briefing for Day 4.
Day 4 of 4 - Lagos and getting home!

Day 4 (four) includes:

  • Wake up very early;
  • The morning includes exploring Lagos of Covadonga and west part of Picos de Europa;
  • Calmly return home in absolute safety;
  • Drop-off any participants along the way;
  • Arrival at Aveiro.

FAQs

How can I pay for my booking fee?

Payments may be made through wire transfer, Paypal® (please add 4,0% for Paypal tariffs) or MB WAY®

 

All the necessary instructions will be available on the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Do you have a schedule/plan for payments?

Unless otherwise clearly stated, our plan of payments for this tours is as follows:

 

  • Booking Fee: 10% of trip total (this tour is 45,00 €)
  • Midway Payment: 40% of the tour total at least 91 days before departure;
  • Final payment: 50% of the tour total at least 61 days before departure.
Is food included?

No! Food is not included.

 

Nevertheless, we always pack emergency rations and you will never be left without assistance. We stop frequently along the way for food shopping and you’ll also have opportunities to eat at a diner or restaurant.

Is water or other drinks included?

Yes! Water, coffee, and tea are included.

Itinerary

Day 1 of 4 - From home to Picos de Europa

Day 1 (one) includes:

  • Departure from Aveiro (other meeting points available);
  • Arrival at Riaño where we will explore the area and shoot the lake and surroundings;
  • Accommodation and briefing for Day 2.
Day 2 of 4 - Viewpoints and mountain tracks

Day 2 (two) includes:

  • Wake up early and breakfast;
  • This day includes trekking the Ruta del Cares (Caín), viewpoints and city of Potes;
  • Dinner and briefing for Day 3;
Day 3 of 4 - Cable car and canyons!

Day 3 (three) includes:

  • Wake up early and breakfast;
  • This day includes exploring Maçico Central (1823 metres of altitude), canyons, viewpoints and Ruta del Cares (Poncebos);
  • Accommodation and briefing for Day 4.
Day 4 of 4 - Lagos and getting home!

Day 4 (four) includes:

  • Wake up very early;
  • The morning includes exploring Lagos of Covadonga and west part of Picos de Europa;
  • Calmly return home in absolute safety;
  • Drop-off any participants along the way;
  • Arrival at Aveiro.

FAQs

How can I pay for my booking fee?

Payments may be made through wire transfer, Paypal® (please add 4,0% for Paypal tariffs) or MB WAY®

 

All the necessary instructions will be available on the booking form and you will also receive all the information through a confirmation email.

Do you have a schedule/plan for payments?

Unless otherwise clearly stated, our plan of payments for this tours is as follows:

 

  • Booking Fee: 10% of trip total (this tour is 45,00 €)
  • Midway Payment: 40% of the tour total at least 91 days before departure;
  • Final payment: 50% of the tour total at least 61 days before departure.
Is food included?

No! Food is not included.

 

Nevertheless, we always pack emergency rations and you will never be left without assistance. We stop frequently along the way for food shopping and you’ll also have opportunities to eat at a diner or restaurant.

Is water or other drinks included?

Yes! Water, coffee, and tea are included.