Today we are going to introduce you to one of the best known routes in Cantabria. This is the Nansa River Path, an old pass created by trout and salmon fishermen in the area that runs between the villages of Muñorrodero and Cades. Now, it has become one of the most exciting rides in the region, making the 7 km of trail available (14 km if you do a round trip) one of the most enjoyable experiences.

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During the journey, where the Nansa River is especially relevant, you will find carved stone stairs, wooden footbridges, ropes anchored on rocks, narrow passages and the good vibes of nature that will help you to complete the journey. But you will also enjoy beech forests, woods and meadows, where you will also see cows and horses grazing freely. Here it is possible to do family tourism, since the route is perfect to go with children because of its low level of difficulty.

Don’t miss the opportunity to go hiking on the Nansa River Path, to appreciate its natural treasures and discover why it is also known as the Fishermen’s Route.

What to do in the Nansa River Path?

The route is a must after your arrival in Cantabria. You can reach it on your way from the North Way before you get to Colombres. From start to finish it will never cease to amaze you. But before you start, you must choose which one to do.

One of them is the one that ends at the recently restored forge of Cades. The second (and shortest) is the one that ends at the Trascudia Hydroelectric Power Station and which we will make special reference to.

The road follows the old paths made by the constant walking of fishermen in search of trout and salmon. For this reason it is also known as the Fishermen’s Route. Nowadays, these same passes are perfectly signposted and conditioned for tourist use.

While you walk along super safe trails, feel the good energy that the valley offers and the peace that the river Nansa transmits. Concentrate on the beech, holm oak, hawthorn and willow trees along the way. But enjoy the opportunity to see otters, salmon, crabs and other species such as cows and horses in their habitat.

In the middle of the pilgrimage you will find the fishermen’s cages. They were used to cross the tributary and to catch salmon.

At the end of the walk you will reach one of the most fun sections. And it is here where the trails become narrower, so the ropes attached to the rocks will serve to hold you in place.

When you finally reach the Hydroelectric Power Plant, you will get beautiful waterfalls and impressive lakes for a well-deserved dip. You will enjoy the walk and the dives better during the autumn when the Cantabrian weather