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Canoeing in Cares River (Picos de Europa)

The Cares, is well known because of the narrow and spectacular canyon it forms when passing the Picos de Europa.


The Cares river is located in Northern Spain, flowing through the Autonomous Communities of Asturias and León, until it joins the Deva River and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

This activity gives you a chance to try out one of the most popular and fastest growing water sports ever. This funny experience will gets you from Niserias to  Panes  through 9km (5.5miles) descending. This place is perfect for canoeing trip down the amazing River Cares with a first kilometer more wild, intense and funny and the rest of the descend very picturesque scenery and ideal water conditions. All sessions are tailored either for complete beginners or for those with some previous experience to ensure everyone and has enjoyable and constructive time on the water.

The canoes are very stable, and you can descend by yourself or in double, triple or event four people (2 adults and 2 child) capacity.

Once you have arrived to our PaddleinSpain center in Panes (Peñamellera Baja region) and be welcomed, your day will begin with a thorough safety briefing covering the techniques and safety aspects of canoeing. Once you get change at our facilities, our staff will transfer you to the wharf and the beginning point (Niserias)

You have two descends per day in the morning we meet at 10.30am and in the afternoon around 3pm and from Niserias  you will be descending around 1.30 hours and until Panes place where you wil disembark. 

This activity is always going with a river guide during the summer season (from mid July to end of August) for being more technical.


  • Minimum age: 14 years 
  • Juniors must be accompanied of an adult 
  • All participants must know how to swim
  • Before your booking, please inform to the centre if you are exceptionally tall or overweight, or if you have any medical conditions, disabilities which affect your ability to partake in the activity



Place: Asturias - Picos de Europa >> Panes - Deva river

Duration: 1.30 hours



This activity is available from Feb til mid June

Departures at 11am and 3pm.

Let us know your preferences and your schedule will be confirmed under request

Required people: 4pax - large groups can be handled

It's included:

  • All the equipment required for the activity (canoe, life jacket, paddle..)
  • Waterprof barrel 
  • RC and accident insurance
  • Transfers

It's not included:

  • Please wear basic sports clothing, which you don't mind getting damp or wet, wearing old trainers, sandals, or wet shoes. 
  • A towel and complete change of clothes and shoes are necessary. 
  • If you wear glasses its a good idea to secure them with elastic. 

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