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Address: Olmares, Barrio Basieda Lomeña, Cantabria, s/n, 39572

Email: olmaresinfo@gmail.com

Telephone: 00 34 942 735102

CONTACT US

We, Suzanne Strevens and Richard Beazley moved to the Picos de Europa and bought the Olmares house in 1989 and lived there until our family grew up. We now live in a nearby apartment.

Jaime Santamaría is the manager at Olmares, he handles a lot of the day to day and booking requests.

Please contact us using the form below, or drop us an email at: olmaresinfo@gmail.com

If you prefer to telephone our number is 00 34 942 735102 

 

Address:

Olmares, Barrio Basieda s/n, 39572 Lomeña, Cantabria

GETTING HERE

Fly to Bilbao, Santander, Valladolid or Madrid. Take a ferry to Bilbao or Santander. If you come through Bilbao don´t forget to visit the Guggenheim Museum. Hire a car or bring your own.

 

 You should find all the info you need in the website for booking your holiday at Olmares BUT we do understand you may prefer personal contact so please do either ring or e-mail us with any questions.

International airports:   Santander 135Km (1½hrs). Bilbao 236 km (2 ½ hrs). Madrid 422 km (4 ½ hrs)

 

Ferries:    Brittany Ferries - Santander: 120km (1 ½ hrs) , Bilbao 236km (2 ½ hrs)

                  N.B. Olmares guests thinking of coming by Britanny Ferries can get a 20% discount when booking a                    crossing either to Santander or Bilbao. Pls contact us for details. 

                 

                  Also now there is Ferry company LD  Lines has started operating between Poole and                                              Gijón and Santander. Also Rosslare to Gijón

USEFUL LINKS

AIRLINES (Use also for car hire)

 

Ryan Air.  Flights:  Stansted/Santander, Stansted/Valladolid

www.ryanair.com

Easy Jet.  Flights:  Stansted/ Bilbao, Stansted/Asturias, Gatwick/Madrid, Luton/Madrid

www.easyjet.com

BA.  Flights:  Gatwick/ Bilbao, Heathrow/Madrid, Manchester/Madrid, Birmingham/Madrid, Gatwick/Madrid

www.britishairways.com

Iberia. Flights: Heathrow/Bilbao, Heathrow/Madrid

www.iberia.com

 

 

FERRIES

 

Brittany Ferries. Plymouth/Porstsmout to Santander/Bilbao

www.brittany-ferries.co.uk

 

 

 

 

AIRPORT/BILBAO HOTELS

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel (500M from the airport

www.hiebilbao.es

Hotel Arriaga  Small family run, perfectly located in old centre of Bilbao, close Guggenheim

www.hotelarriaga.es

 

 

CAR HIRE

 

Cheaper Car Hire? Enter Santander Airport, seems to offer good rates - can someone try this!?

www.carhiresearch.co.uk

Cheap car hire Excess waiver GBP 4.97 per day - can someone try this!?

www.rhinocarhire.com

Atesa/National. I use this company sometimes

www.atesa.es

 

 

 

 

GUIDE BOOKS, WILD LIFE WALKS

 

Book.  Picos de Europa Car Tours and Walks. Sunflower Guide by Teresa Farino a must

Bookshop or www.amazon.co.uk

Book. 10 Circular Walks around the Picos de Europa.  Black Bee Walking Guides a must

www.blackbeewalking.co.uk

Book.  Walks and Climbs in Picos de Europa. Cicero Press by Robin Walker

Bookshop or www.amazon.co.uk

Book. Walking in the Cordillera Cantábrica. ditto CP RW 11 walks accessible from Olmares

Bookshop or www.amazon.co.uk

Guided wildlife walks in the Picos with Teresa Farino

www.iberianwildlife.com/

A "Black Country Lad" DVDs of the Picos de Europa

www.wild-scape.co.uk

Book. The Wildlife of the Picos de Europa by The Black Country Lad

www.ablackcountryladexplores

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

Information on all local buses

www.santandereabus.com

 

 

 

 

SELF CATERING ELSEWHERE

 

Rentals in Spain:

Owners Direct apartment rentals

Spain-holiday.co