Typical wooded landscape in the Cantabrian Mountains
Pico Espigüete, 2450 m
Pico Tres Mares, 2150 m
Torre Cerredo, 2650 m, highest peak in the Cantabrian Mountains
The Cantabrian Mountains extend as a western extension of the Pyrenees in northern Spain. The highest mountains are located in the Picos de Europa mountain range. There are lush forests and meadows in the north of the mountain range; high humidity and frequent rain make it an ideal wildlife area. The nature reserves in the mountains are retreat areas for brown bears, wolfs and vultures. The Cantabrian Mountains are incredibly popular with hikers and mountaineers due to their breathtaking landscape with steep, rocky peaks.