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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:  Heathrow/ 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

http://www.hiebilbao.es

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

http://www.hotelarriaga.es

Hotel Rural Matsa** Country hotel 4km from Bilbao airport

http://www.ruralmatsa.com





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!?

http://www.rhinocarhire.com

Atesa/National. I use this company sometimes

www.atesa.es





GUIDE BOOKS, WEATHER, 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

Weather forecast: unreliable!

http://www.aemet.es

Guided wildlife walks in the Picos with Teresa Farino

http://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

http://www.ablackcountryladexplores





OTHERS


Information on all local buses

www.santandereabus.com





SELF CATERING ELSEWHERE


Mt Tully Cottage Stanthorpe, South East Queensland, Australia (they stayed with us 2005!)

www.wildermuth.com.au

Amsterdam Escape (Apartments) (We stayedwith them Nov 2005!)

www.amsterdamescape.com

Wood + Earth Studios, Margaret River, West Australia (We stayed & loved them Dec2004!)

http://www.woodandearth.com.au/

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