Adventure Sports

If you’re an adrenalin lover, Cantabria is the place for you!  With its mountains, coast, rivers and caves, there are so many opportunities for adventure sports in the region.  You’ll find posts elsewhere on the site concerning activities such as Via Ferrata and Surfing.  And future posts will include more detailed information on other specific areas such as hiking and climbing.  In the meantime though, here is a list of some of the many adventure companies that offer their services around the region (please note this is purely a list of companies, I cannot vouch for their standards or services!):

Multi Adventure Centres

Altius Aventura – based in Torrelavega.  Their website is in English.

Aqua 21 Aventura – based in Unquera

Canoe Aventura Trophy – not just canoeing.  Based in Muriedas, near Santander.  Their website is partly in English of sorts

Cantabria Activa – based in Cartes, near Torrelavega

Centro de Actividades Nauticas  – based in Pedreña, near Somo

DeporCantabria – based in Llanos de Penagos, focused on organisation of school groups

Devatur – based in Unquera

Europicos – based in the centre of Potes

Gea Norte – based in Reinosa

H2UR – based in Arroyo and focused on and around the Ebro river

K2 Aventura – based in Torrelavega

K2 Aventura Tour – based in Torrelavega

Let’s Go The Adventure Company – based in Potes, website partly in English

Loredo Aventura – based in Loredo

Multiaventura San Vicente – based in San Vicente de la Barquera

Multiaventuras Trenti – based in Unquera

Nojactiva – based in Noja, guided and hire

Nor3 – based in Ramales de la Victoria

Ocio Aventura Cantabria – based in Molleda, near San Vicente de la Barquera

Pas Aventura – based in Vega de Pas

Potes Adventure – based in Liébana

Somo Aventura – based in Somo

NB These Multi Adventure Centres usually offer their services all over the region, not just in the place they’re based

Mountain Adventure Centres

Guiatrek – based in Ojedo, near Potes, mountain guides, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, canyoning, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, via ferrata and equipment hire

Guias Rivert – based in Ramales de la Victoria, canyoning, caving, via ferrata, climbing and abseiling, can guide in English

Picos Xtreme – based in Espinama, near Potes, website partly in English, trail running, snow shoeing, nordic walking, hiking and ski touring, can guide in English

Red de Cuevas Alto Asón – based in Ramales de la Victoria, caving, via ferrata and canyoning, website in English

Vertigo Aventura – based in Potes. caving, canyoning, via ferrata, climbing and abseiling

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres”  section above also offer mountain activities

Adventure Parks

Alceda Aventura – in Alceda, in the Pas valley, forest zip slide park and bike hire

Forestal Park Santander – in Santander, near the Cabo Mayor, forest zip slide park

Parque Cabuerniaventura – in Lamiña, near Ruente in the Cabuerniga valley, multiadventure park, zip slides, quads, karts, paintball archery and more.

Territorio Canopy – near San Pedro de Bedoya, near Potes, a hiking/zipslide/bridge route

Canoeing

Canoasón – based in Ampuero, river canoeing

Canoas del Deva – based in Unquera, river canoeing

Centro de Actividades Nauticas – based in Pedreña, sea canoeing, hire & courses

Piragüismo San Martín – based in Santander, sea canoeing, hire & courses

NB Most of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” section offer canoeing (piragüismo.  canoe or kayak in Spanish)

Climbing

Lobo Alfa – based in Potes, mountain climbing guides

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” and “Mountain Adventure Centres” sections above offer climbing (escalada in Spanish) and via ferrata

Fishing

A Mosca Cantabria – based in Los Corrales de Buelna, fishing guides

Centro de Actividades Nauticas – based in Pedreña, small fishing boat hire

Hiking

Andara Guides – based in Valle de Liébana, near Potes

NB Most of the companies in the “Mountain Adventure Centres” section above offer hiking (senderismo or trekking in Spanish)

Horse Riding

Aravalle Centro Ecuestre – on the road to Viñon, near Potes

Centro Hipico Cudón – in Cudón

Centro Ecuestre Caballucos del Diablo – in San Miguel de Meruelo, classes and therapy

Centro Ecuestre El Sable – in Laredo

Centro Ecuestre La Gerencia – at Playa de Mioño, near Castro Urdiales

Centro Ecuestre Robayera – in Miengo

Centro Ecuestre Santibañez – in Santibañez, near Villacarriedo

Centro de Equitación el Regatón – in Laredo

Centro Hipico El Bocal – in Monte, near Santander

Centro Hipico Laredo – in Laredo

Club Hipico La Espina – in San Martín de Villafufre, website in English

Centro Hipico de Pisueña – in Villacarriedo

Centro Hipico Santander – in Guarnizo

Evecan Safari Aventura – in Soano, near Noja

Hipica Troya Comillas – in Comillas

Los Caballos de Atamauri – in Gornazo

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” section above also offer horse riding (equitación or hípica in Spanish)

Hot Air Ballooning

Globos Javentur – based in Reinosa

Karting

Karting La Roca – in Noja, Cantabria’s only kart track

Kitesurfing

KungFuKite – based on the Ebro Reservoir in Corconte and Cabañas, hire and tuition

Northwind – based in Somo and the Ebro Reservoir, tuition

Mountain  Biking

CastroBTT – based in Castro Urdiales

Guiatrek – based in Ojedo, near Potes

Iberocycle – English company based in Mortera, Cantabria, offering guided and self guided bike tours, website in English

North Spain Mountain Biking – based in Ruente in the Cabuerniga valley, tours, high spec rental and packages, website in English

Pulman Tour Cantabria – based in Santander, but with activities in the Cordillera Cantabrica and the Picos de Europa

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres”  section above also offer mountain biking (BTT in Spanish)

Paintball

Kirk Paintball – based in La Cueva

Liébana Paintball – based in Cabezón de Líebana

Paintball Cabo de Ajo – based in Ajo

Paintball Cueto – based in Cueto, Santander

Paintball Voto – in Voto, near Colindres

PAX Paintball Cantabria – based in Loredo

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres”  section above also offer paintball

Paragliding

Centro de Vuelo Picos de Europa – based in Potes, tandem paragliding

Escuela de Ala Delta Icaro 10 – based in Comillas, courses and classes

Happy Emotions – based in Potes, tandem paragliding

Quad Biking

Voto Aventura – quad bike and buggy hire

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” section also offer quad biking

Sailing

Escuela de Vela Isla de la Torre – on the Isla de la Torre off the Playa de la Magdalena in Santander, sailing school for all ages

Centro de Actividades Nauticas – based in Pedreña, small scale sailing

La Horadada – on the Playa de la Magdalena in Santander, sailing school, plus canoeing, windsurf, surf and snorkel

Raos 35 – based in the Puerto Deportivo, Raos, Maliaño.  Boat hire, special occasions, classes and coastal trips

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres”  section above also offer sailing (vela in Spanish)

Scuba Diving

Acquatur –  in the Puerto Deportivo, Raos, Maliaño, diving school and trips

BuceoAgua – in Castro Urdiales, classes and trips

Buceo Galatea – in Suances, diving school and trips

Buceo Pedreña – in Pedreña, near Somo, diving school and trips

CastroSub – in Castro Urdiales, classes, club and trips

Escuela Navigación y Buceo San Vicente – in San Vicente de la Barquera, diving school, trips and night dives

Mouro Divers – in Santander, diving school and trips

Mouro Sub – in the Puerto Deportivo, Raos, Maliaño, diving school, club and trips

Mundo Submarino – in Laredo, diving school, hire and trips

Skiing

Escuela Española de Esqui Alto Campoo – based at Alto Campoo ski station, ski and snowboard classes and hire

Escuela de Esqui y Snowboard Calgosa – based at Alto Campoo ski station, ski and snowboard classes and hire

Escuela Oficial de Esqui – based at Alto Campoo ski station, ski and snowboard classes and hire

Escuela Slalom – based at Alto Campoo ski station, ski and snowboard classes and hire

Guiatrek – based in Ojedo, near Potes, cross country skiing and snowshoeing

Picos Xtreme – based in Espinama, near Potes, ski touring and snow shoeing, website partly in English

Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

Centro de Actividades Nauticas – based in Pedreña

Enjoy SUP School – based in Noja, also canoeing

Escuela de SUP Deep – based at the Playa de Ris, Noja

Northwind – based in Somo and on the Ebro Reservoir, tuition, routes and hire

Stand Up Santander – based at the Playa de Los Peligros, Santander, hire and classes

NB Many surf schools and companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres”  section above also offer paintballalso offer SUP

Surfing

See here for a list of surf schools in Cantabria.

NB Most of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” section above also offer surfing

Trail Bike

Enduro Aventura Off Road – based in Villegar de Toranzo

Via Ferrata

See here for details of the Via Ferrata in Cantabria

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” and “Mountain Adventure Centres” sections offer Via Ferrata

4 Wheel Drive

Rutpicos – based in Tama, near Potes

Rutas Turisticas 4×4 – based in Hinojedo, near Suances

NB Many of the companies in the “Multi Adventure Centres” section offer 4×4 routes

Windsurfing

Centro de Actividades Nauticas – based in Pedreña

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