A CONSERVATION JOURNEY
FUNDACIÓN OSO PARDO
Discover European brown bears in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountains, Spain. Meet the team behind the world-leading conservation organisation Fundación Oso Pardo, witness the effects of 25 years of their invaluable work, enjoy a truly special meal at Nacho Manzano’s two Michelin star ‘Casa Marcial’ and explore some of Europe’s most stunning wilderness.
As well as supporting the Cantabrian brown bear, the Cantabrian Mountains are home to the Iberian wolf, Cantabrian chamois and an extensive and beautiful variety of plant life.
We offer exclusive access to a beautiful conservation area and the team behind it’s protection.
All-inclusive experiences: all accommodation, food, alcohol, transfers, guiding, trekking, activities and hosting is included.
WHEN ONE TUGS AT A SINGLE LIVING THING IN NATURE, ONE FINDS IT ATTACHED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.
SCOTTISH-AMERICAN NATURALIST , AUTHOR
& ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHER.
Day 1: Fly to Asturias
Land at Oviedo Airport and transfer directly to Parador De Corias – a converted monastery in the historic mountain town of Cangas Del Narcea.
Enjoy dinner with the Fundación Oso Pardo (FOP) team and spend the night in the comfort of this beautiful 11th Century building.
Day 2: Bear Watching
After an early breakfast, depart with the FOP team to explore the region. Visit secret spots which their Bear Patrol use to study brown bears in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky you will see cubs swinging from the cherry trees with their mum watching on nearby!
A day out exploring, walking and driving is punctuated by a leisurely lunch at a secret rustic spot only locals know. Return to Parador De Corias for a presentation from FOP followed by drinks and dinner.
Day 3: Casa Marcial
Head to the coast with the FOP team to explore some of the region’s stunning national parks and look out for more wildlife. We will enjoy a light lunch with a view of the incredible landscape.
Later this afternoon, you will leave the team from FOP and be driven to the two Michelin star Casa Marcial, where Nacho Manzano himself will host a tasting dinner party with beautiful wine pairings. Spend the night in the renowned Palacio De Luces on the northern coast of Spain.
Day 4: Departure
Enjoy a lazy morning in the delightful hotel and a final breakfast altogether. Depending on departure arrangements, you can explore the coastline or head to Santander for lunch before flying home from Santander or Bilbao. We can tailor this trip for you – please get in touch.
Explore the Cantabrian coast – this hidden gem of Spain offers great surfing, fantastic seafood and many delightful coastal villages to discover.
Take a tour of the region’s best secret local lunch spots and enjoy a special dinner party at the two Michelin star Casa Marcial, hosted by Nacho Manzano himself.
Extend the trip for a day or two and discover the wonderful city of Bilbao – the infamous Guggenheim museum awaits!