Only 24km from Reinosa (330km from Madrid) there is a mountain with no less than 32km skiable slopes ranging from those for cross-country skiing (4.4km) to regular alpine skiing (27.7 km).
The resort is dominated by the Tres Mares peak and has 23 slopes and lifts with a capacity for 13,100 skiers. Important fact: there are 10 red slopes and no black ones. You can of course rent or buy all the necessary equipment in one of the nearby stores.
There are also some restaurants and cafés at the bottom of the slopes. You can't miss the "El Chivo," a cafe/restaurant 1850 meters high.
Without being unduly tough as far as physical requirements go, the Via Ferrata de la Hermida is an interesting adventure for those who, like me, have a job that leaves little time for outdoor activities.
The tour begins with a climb through a forest on a pseudo-trail marked on the floor before you arrive at the actual ropes course. For those who are a little green like I was, a "via ferrata" is made up of anchors that pass through the living rock and a cable that passes through them to which you can hook yourself. There are also many steps fixed in the stone. This specific course has a big change in altitude and you notice how the village of La Hermida gets smaller and smaller as you go up.
There are three routes. I did the intermediate one where I crossed a suspension bridge with wooden planks and a "Tibetan bridge." If you do not know what a Tibetan bridge is, I’ll explain: basically, there are four wires that cross a massive gorge. One is for your harness, two are for leaning on, and the final one is where you walk. Think twice before you go because once you're on it, there's no turning back! The suspension bridge is a bit more relaxed; it is like the Tibetan one, but there's an actual surface you can walk on. Although it’s a simple route, there are some points that are not exactly child's play and will test your abilities.
The best and the prettiest stretch is right after Tibetan bridge which, in turn, is when the adrenaline really starts to kick in. Not suitable for people with vertigo!
Gardens in Ruente
Nature Reserves in Ruente
Of Cultural Interest in Hermandad de Campoo de Suso
The region of Saja-Nansa is formed mainly by the Saja Valley (and its sub-valleys of Cabuérniga and Cabezon) and the Nansa Valley.
The Cabuérniga valley is located in a mountainous area surrounding the Saja River and is cut off by the Sierra del Escudo range to the north, the Isar range to the south, the Besaya Valley to the east, and the Nansa Valley to the west.
It’s made up of the townships of Cabuérniga, Ruente and Los Tojos, the Campoo-Cabuérniga Commonwealth, and parts of the municipalities of Campo de Suso and Campoo de Enmedio. The whole area is pure nature: green meadows, forests, and streams.
It's an ideal place for rural tourism, hiking, or other outdoor sports. Some of the areas are especially beautiful like the Pass of Carmona, the Terán chestnut grove, or the Viaña Beech Forest.