Accessible tourism surrounded by nature


Short presentation

Launch of a new tourist offer in the Pasiegos Valleys for people with reduced mobility.


Rehabilitation of a building for an accessible tourism office, that is, an establishment for hiring activities aimed at people with reduced accessibility, where you can hire leisure packages, restaurants, accommodation and rental of accessible means of transport like electric scooters and bicycles.

Enjoy the NATURE without limits !

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Puente Viesgo is a municipality and locality in the autonomous community of Cantabria (Spain), located in the Valles Pasiegos region. The Pas river runs through this municipality. Another tourist attraction is the Monte Castillo caves complex, made up of three cavities containing rock art.
Population 2,854 hab.
Surface 36.14 km²

Actions implemented

The activity is carried out by the promoter who is in an employment situation of unemployment, has the "Training Course of Medium Degree of Technician in Attention to people in a situation of dependency".
The project location is in the Puente Viesgo municipality in the El Cuco neighborhood, s / n. It is a premises with a useful area of 43.52 m2 that is distributed in the office, warehouse and toilet areas.

The rehabilitation has consisted of electrical installations, plumbing and sanitation, ventilation heating, hygiene (bathroom), masonry, carpentry and roof.

The project has included the acquisition of an adapted vehicle / van, adapted hiking chair, bicycles, furniture and computer equipment.
Global cost (in Euros) : 76 480 €

Human resources and partners

76.480,52 € Investisment / 26.768,18 € grant

Other information

Project's start year : 2018

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

The project has contributed to the achievement of the following objectives of the Rural Development Strategy of the LAG Valles Pasiegos:
- Dynamization of the Labor Market; since it has involved the creation of a business activity in the region
- Strategic Tourism Sectors; Creation of tourist experiences based on natural resources and outdoor sports, promoting market segments such as active tourism. Projects of tourist guides for people with disabilities
- Sports in open spaces; Sports with personalized offers (people with reduced mobility).


Association for the Promotion and Development of the Pasiegos Valleys (Company, Private structure )
Barrio el Cuco s/n
39670 Puente Viesg
Contact : Jorge Macho Rafols

Supported by LEADER

LAG Valles Pasiegos