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Wildcat and iberian wolf in the Cantabrian Mountains

  1. Departure place: Boca de Huergano ( León) | Destination: Boca de Huergano ( León)
  2. Start date: 05/08/2019 | Finish date: 10/08/2019
  3. Species to observe: Wildcat and Iberian Wolf
  4. Seats: 8
  5. PRICE: 840 € / £ 756 / $ 1000 (VAT included) | BOOKING PRICE: 252 € / £ 227 / $ 300

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Introduction

The Riaño mountain range, in the heart of Riaño and Mampodre Natural Park , has probably the highest density of wildcats of the Iberian Peninsula.

The ecosystem of these mountains has a veried mosaic of mountain meadows, pastures, woods, scrublands and rocky areas, that are the perfect hábitat for the wildcats.

This wonderful animal can be observed during all the year, although the best moment for locating them is after the grass mowing, when we can find the highest concentration of cats hunting woles and mouses during the sunrise and dawn.

Is not infrequent to observe from 3 to 6 different wildcats, during the same day, visiting several territories surrounded of beautiful landscapes.

The other target of this tour will be the iberian wolf, here in Riaño Mountain Range, there are high densities of wolves, that usually breed in the more remote areas.
For this reason, is much more difficult to find and watch the species without a deep knowledge of the place.

However, the topography of these areas make it possible to watch the wolves for longer periods, because the animals feel safer in these conditions providing without doubt, a more intense experience to observers.

These populations are rarely visited by wildlife observers or nature photographers, requires and intense knowledge of the area.

For these reasons, our guide work hard fro April to August to offer you the best observation rates.

Programme

Program

August 5th: Arrival at Boca de Huergano ( Parque Regional de los Picos de Europa), accommodation and dinner.

Rest and overnight.

August 6th: After breakfast. Morning excursión for Iberian wolf watching with 4WD car. Lunch. Evening excusion for wildcat watching.

Dinner and rest.

August 7th: After breakfast. Morning excursión for wildcat watching with 4WD car. Lunch. Evening excusion for wolf watching.

Dinner and rest.

August 8th
: After breakfast. Morning excursión for Iberian Wolf watching with 4WD car. Lunch. Evening excusion for wildcat watching.

Dinner and overnight.

August 9th: After breakfast. Morning excursión for wildcat watching. Lunch. Evening excusion for wolf watching.

Dinner and overnight.

August 10th: End of the tour, optional transfer to Santander and Bilbao ferry or airports.

Meeting Point


Boca de Huergano ( León), Tierra de la Reina Hotel

Accommodation


Tierra de la Reina Hotel ( Boca de Huergano)

Meals


All food included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken in the hotel or in the field depending on the itinerary.

Transfers

All the transfers during the tour are included and will be done using 4WD cars.

Equipment

-Observational material: binoculars and/or telescope with tripod,. Camera and digiscoping equipment.

-Recommended clothing: comfortable clothes and footwear for trekking, warm clothing for colder mornings and evenings often sat or standing still. Waterproofs and rugged footwear recommended.

-Other: sunscreen is recommended. The intensity of solar rays can be strong in high mountain areas.

Guide



The best of this trip


Probably Riaño mountain range, was the best place in Europe for wildcat and wolf watching. Combine both species is simply amazing.


Group size

Maximum 8, mínimum 4 persons.


¿ What is included in the price?

Accommodation
Meals
Transfers during the tour
FOP and WWS guides
Optic equipment
Basic insurance.


¿ What is not included in the price?

Transports from/to airports or ferrys.
Food or drinks not included in our menus.
Anything not included in " included in the price"


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