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Fuente Dé Cable Car in Spain

From climbing to the top of Spain to hanging in the air and watching the famous mountain, Picos de Europa, from a bird's eye view—everything is possible in Cantabria

Best time: all year round

Fuente Dé Cable Car
Fuente Dé Cable Car
Fuente Dé Cable Car
Fuente Dé Cable Car
Fuente Dé Cable Car

A trip to the amazing Picos de Europa would be incomplete without the experience of taking a cable car to its peak. Fuente De Cable Car is located in Liebana’s area, in Cantabria, at the heart of the Picos de Europa. It climbs 753 meters, taking you to the height of 1,823 meters in just 4 minutes at a speed of 10 m/sec! The landscapes that open up to you will take your breath away. The cable car takes you into the heart of the Picos de Europa—a range of mountains 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain.

However, it is not only the peak that is important. You will be attracted to both the ascent and descent of the cable car. After all, the Fuente De Cable Car has a glass floor meaning you can observe all of the greatness and magnetism of nature below you.

If you are into mountain biking, climbing or hiking, you can easily start your trip at the cable car station.

The cable car operates all year round, though summertime between July and September is more popular with visitors who can benefit from longer operating hours, fewer clouds, and hence better chances of great views. At the same time, the high season brings long queues. October and May mean shorter operating hours, but also fewer visitors, which makes it not such a bad time to take a ride up. Besides, the off-season has its own charm represented in snow-capped peaks, colourful foliage, etc. If you still want to combine your ride with some hiking, you should go in the hiking season which is spring through to autumn.

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What can visitors expect during their ascent on the Fuente De Cable Car?

The Fuente De Cable Car provides breathtaking views of the natural landscapes of Picos de Europa during the ascent. Visitors will experience a swift and exhilarating ride that lasts only four minutes, taking them to the heart of the mountain range. The ascend is incredibly fast, climbing at a speed of 10 m/sec and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the area. Show more

What sets the Fuente De Cable Car apart from other cable cars and what can visitors experience while there?

The Fuente De Cable Car offers a unique feature for visitors in the form of a glass floor that allows visitors to observe the mountains beneath them. The cable car also operates year-round, although summer May through October is the best time to visit, giving visitors the opportunity to experience hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. Visitors can experience the natural beauty of the mountains and stunning surrounding landscapes during their visit to the area. Show more

What is the most recommended time of the year to visit Fuente De Cable Car and why?

May to October is usually considered the best time to visit the Fuente De Cable Car because the hiking season is open. Despite July to September being the high season, May, June and October bring the foliage and snow-capped peaks, creating attractive scenery for visitors. The off-season has fewer visitor crowds, which also reduces the queue times for the cable car ride. Show more

What outdoor activities can adventure enthusiasts engage in near the cable car station?

For visitors who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, and climbing, the Fuente De Cable Car station offers various options that one can explore. Visitors can begin their adventure from the cable car station, and the hiking season is best between spring and fall, depending on personal preference. Additionally, there are scenic trails that one can explore to round off a memorable experience in the mountain range. Show more

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