|Valle del Pas|
Although winter in this region is harsh - snow posts mark the edges of the roads and just to the south of the valley is a ski station which is popular for those interested in winter sports.
The valley is worth visiting, not only for its breathtaking views, but for the rich cultural heritage - medieval churches, monasteries and palaces. Also in the town of Puente Viesgo there are some of the best examples of prehistoric cave paintings which are open to visitors.
The views are stunning and a refreshing change from the heat and dust, typical in summer, in the popular tourist regions of the south of Spain.