We are keen to visit the north of Spain (I was there years ago and my other half loves Spain as well). We are restricted on times of the year because I work at a school, so would probably have to look at around 10th July. One option we are considering is the ferry to Santander, but we're not sure that we would like to stay there. That said, we would rather avoid renting a car so somewhere within about 30-40 kms would be ideal.
Does anyone have any ideas on a location that would tick these boxes: walking, lovely scenery, beaches not necessary as we're not sunbathers, interesting town with a good choice of restaurants, a river would be perfect but perhaps a bit too much to ask for.
We would be grateful for any advice, thank you.