: Unquera (A8)
Tudes - Cantabria Village of the Year 2010 - is 2,000 feet up in the spectacular Picos de Europa, which reach over 8,000 feet. Many of its 30 inhabitants still farm the land and can be seen herding their cattle and sheep through the strees. The starting point for many delightful walks, this pretty, quiet, sunny village is just 10 minutes from the market town of Potes, the focal point of local life. it is the ideal base for exploring the area. It has a bar (opened in 2009) under the same management as La Casa.
The Picos offer spectacular flora and fauna (abundant birds of prey, a fantastic variety of wild flowers and butterflies, the Iberian bear and wolf on the remote higher ground). Exploring the charming villages, sampling the local cuisine, horse riding (or doing more energetic adventure activities) are a few of the many ways to enjoy this wonderful part of northern Spain, which has an almost Mediterranean climate in summer and is only an hour from the sandy Cantabrian beaches.
Other Activities: Birdwatching, canoeing