Between the Cantabrian towns of Laredo and Castro Urdiales we find Mount Candina (489 m): a mountain of so-called “coastal” and whose abrupt northern slopes plunge directly on the Cantabrian Sea. Place of contrasts with large holes, sharp peaks and vertiginous ridges, all as a result of the eroding action of water on limestone over time: during its ascent we will believe at times to be immersed in the Picos de Europa. All this mountain range also hosts the largest colony of griffon vulture in the Cantabrian coast. The height of all this small mountain range seems greater than the numbers say: this is because the massif is deeply rooted in the sea, rising almost vertically 500 m.
The itinerary which leaves from a local road located between Oriñón and Laredo, will allow us to enjoy the mountain and the sea at the same time: after reaching the top areas, we´ll descend through the beautiful northeast hillside, hanging over the golden beaches of Oriñon and Sonabia to this very popular rocky place known as “The Whale”.
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