Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

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    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

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    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

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Fundacion Oso Pardo

My Expertise

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Committed to protecting the Cantabrian brown bears, Fundacion Oso Pardo operates bear patrols in the Cantabrian mountain range, monitoring threats and taking action to enhance the bear’s natural habitat.

Native fruit trees are planted in key habitats to ensure the bears have ample, natural food and data is collected, such as paw prints, excrement and hair to help identify the genetic make-up of the local bear population. Camera traps are set to help with monitoring the movements of bears with particular focus given to mothers with cubs. 

Talk to us about visiting Cantabria and joining a bear patrol to gain unrivalled insight into the world of these fascinating mammals.

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On The Trail of Bears in Northern Spain

Spend eight days exploring Northern Spain and some of the most extensive, unspoiled and intact forest ecosystems in western Europe. Explore the Cantabrian mountains and the forests of Asturias in search of bears and visit the rugged coastline of Cudillero . This is an immersive nature experience – guided by experts, supporting conservation and giving Steppes clients a privileged insight into Europe’s wilder side.

8 days

from £2,295 pp

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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