Secrets of Asturias and Northern Spain

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Dates: November 15-22nd 2025

Location: Northern Spain

Group size: Min/Max 6 - 10

Available seats: 9/10

Difficulty level: Easy

Price: 3490 EURO (single occupancy 500 EUR)

Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).

Arrival: Bilbao, preferrably the day before the tour starts.

Departure: Bilbao, at any preferred time

Included: Two professional photo guides + 2 drivers, all tuition, individual post processing sessions, transportation and accommodation in a wonderful boutique hotel. Twin occupancy. Single occupancy is 500 EUR extra.

Not included: Any travel services required arriving and departing at and from the starting location in Nantes airport. Any private insurances, taxes, levies, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable. All meals and any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance.


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Secrets of Asturias and Northern Spain

Join us on this amazing adventure exploring the most incredible areas in Northern Spain!

Itinerary

Note: The itinerary is subject to change. All daily activities depend on weather, conditions
and your preferences. The following is a suggested daily plan

Day 1, Oct 15th: Arrival Bilbao
We will check in to our hotel in Bilbao and possibly do a sunset session at a nearby location.
The location will depend on flight schedules but can either be Guggenheim Museum or
Playa Barrika.

Day 2, Oct 16th: Bilbao
We leave the hotel early to photograph sunrise in the beautiful Otzaretta forest located
about 45 a minute drive from our hotel. If we’re lucky, we get treated with some fog to
really set the atmosphere.

After our morning session we head back to our hotel for a late breakfast/early lunch. We
can combine this with a walk through the oldtown where you get a chance to do some
street photography.

In the evening we head out to Gaztelugatxe to photograph sunrise. This tiny chapel
scenically located on top of an island is as made for photography and became famous from
the Game of Thrones TV series.

Day 3, Oct 17th: Bilbao to Santander
For our morning session we will either go back to the Otzaretta forest or photograph sunrise
from Playa Sopelana, a beautiful beach only 30 minutes from our hotel.

Back in Bilbao, we enjoy a late breakfast before we check out from the hotel and begin our
drive towards Santander. We make one or two stops along the way to places such as Cala de
Mioño and Castro Urdiales.

After a couple stops, we check in to our hotel in Liencres and have a quick rest before
headed out to our sunset location on the amazing Costa Quebrada. More specifically, we’ll
shoot the sunset at Los Urros. We will get to know this place a lot better in the coming day.

Day 4, Oct 18th: Santander
The day begins with sunrise at the beautiful La Arnia beach and viewpoint. We can
photograph from both high and low and take our time exploring its beauty. After sunrise we
drive back to our hotel for breakfast and some rest.

During the daytime we can visit a nearby forest, drive to the nearby village of Santillana del
Mar, or enjoy some downtime around the hotel area.
For sunset we will photograph either Playa de Canallave, Playa el Madero, or another angle
from Costa Quebrada.

Day 5, Oct 19th: Santander to Cudillero
We start the day with visiting the forest of Pinares de Liencres located just 10 minutes from
the hotel. After exploring the forest, we move down to Playa Valdearenas before heading
back to the hotel.

After a late breakfast and little rest, we check out from the hotel and start making our way
to our accommodation in Cudillero (2h 10 min drive + stops). If we want, we can make a
detour and stop by the amazing Picos de Europa (such as the Covadonga Sanctuary and
Lagos de Covadonga) area to get a break from seascapes and enjoy some mountains.

For our evening session we will photographing the amazing Playa del Silencio beach. Here
we can explore both high and low as the beach has a lot of different subjects to photograph.

Day 6, Oct 20th: Cudillero
The day begins with a sunrise session at the unique Gueriua beach. To get there we need to
go for a small walk from a nearby village and follow a steep flight of stairs down to the
beach. Once there, you’ll find a huge variety of compositional elements for us to work with.

During the daytime we will head into the fishing village of Cudillero where we can enjoy a
few scenic viewpoints and lunch in one of the cozy harbor restaurants.

Our evening session will be at the amazing Portizuelo Beach. This is perhaps one of the most
impressive sea stacks in Northern Spain.

Day 7, Oct 21st: Cudillero to Bilbao Airport
The final day of our Northern Spain tour begins at the beautiful Aguilar Beach located just a
few minutes’ drive from our accommodation, leaving us time to enjoy breakfast at the hotel
in the early morning.

After a morning session we head back to our hotel and get ready to check out. On our drive
back to the hotel we will make some stops and have lunch in a village between Cudillero and
the airport.

Possible sunset by the Guggenheim Museum if we want. Otherwise, we’ll end the day with
dinner at the hotel.

Note: In the case of an afternoon departure from Bilbao the next day, we can choose to
spend an extra night in Cudillero and instead photograph sunset at Faro de Illa Pancha or
Playa de Las Catedrales in Ribadeo. The drive from the hotel to the airport is 3h 15 min.

Day 8, Oct 22nd: Departure Bilbao

 

Accomodations

October 15-17: Bilbao
October 17-19: Hotel Arce in Liencres
October 19-21: Hotel El Rosal in Cudillero
October 21-22: Holiday Inn Express at Bilbao Airport (Alternative additional night in
Cudillero if flights later in the evening)

Food

While our hotels have breakfast included, we might not always be able to align it with our
sunrise sessions. In those cases, I suggest bringing a snack in the morning and we will stop at
a café for a late breakfast when we are done shooting.

We will eat lunch and dinners at restaurants near the hotel or in the towns we stay in. On
some occasions, you might want to have lunch on your own during our midday break.

The food in Spain is quite good and we have plenty of restaurants to choose between,
especially when staying in Bilbao and Liencres. The options are slightly more limited in
Cudillero but we have one restaurant in walking distance and a few more down by the
harbor).