Asturias

  • Route of El Chorrón

    Address:
    Villamayor, Piloña, Spain .

    It starts in the village of Villamayor, in the council of Piloña and is, without a doubt, a perfect and extremely complete plan for those who love the mountains. During the route, you can find a magnificent pool with a charming waterfall, an abandoned village, a cave and a gorge with several strategically placed benches. 

  • Craft Beer Brewery and Spa

    Address:
    Borines, Piloña, Spain .

    Ordum beer is brewed in a privileged environment, in the heart of nature, in facilities surrounded by the typical Asturian flora and fauna of the Piloña region under the shelter of the Borines spring, which makes it a unique and special craft beer.

    You can make the following visits: Guided tour of the brewery to learn about the different stages of the brewing process, with Ordum beer tasting and also a visit to the old 19th century Borines Spa to get to know in detail a unique, surprising place full of history.

    You can book here: https://www.ordum.es/visitas/

  • Cangas de Onís

    Address:
    Cangas de Onís, Spain .

    Cradle of the Reconquest and first city and court of the Asturian Monarchy, the first in the Iberian Peninsula. Cangas de Onís is one of the gateways to the Picos de Europa. It saw the birth of the Covadonga Mountain National Park, today the Picos de Europa National Park, and is home to the Royal Site of Covadonga and the Enol and Ercina Lakes.

    What to visit:
    Roman Bridge and Santa Cruz Chapel.
    Royal Site of Covadonga.
    Classroom of the Kingdom of Asturias.
    Covadonga Lakes.

  • Ribadesella

    Address:
    Ribadesella, Spain .

    This is the site of the prehistoric Tito Bustillo Cave, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is also the finish line of one of the most famous canoe races in the world: the International Descent of the Sella. 

    What to see:
    Cave and Cave Art Centre of Tito Bustillo.
    Old Town, Historical Route of the Port and Ermita de Guía Hermitage.
    Beach and promenade of Santa Marina with Indian constructions and Vega Beach with its dune system.
    The Cuevona de Cuevas cave and the dinosaur footprints in the cliffs.

  • Llanes

    Address:
    Llanes, Spain .

    It is one of the municipalities with the longest tourist tradition in Asturias, and has one of the best preserved historic centres in the whole of the Principality, with a large number of palaces and emblazoned houses. The casino, the medieval tower, the San Pedro promenade, the Sablón beach, the palace of the Duke of Estrada, the lighthouse, the port, the Cubos de la Memoria, etc. make up an ensemble that makes this seaside town one of the most beautiful in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

    What to see:
    Historic centre of the town of Llanes.
    Coastal path and Bufones.
    Camín Encantáu (Enchanted Path) and Ruta de los Colores (Colours Route).
    Beaches: Gulpiyuri, El Sablón, Torimbia, Barro, San Martín, Palombina, Toró.
    Idol of Peña Tú,
    Llanes de Cine Itinerary.

  • Lastres

    Address:
    Lastres, Colunga, Spain .

    Lastres, or Llastres, is a beautiful village to see in Asturias, in the council of Colunga. It is in the western part of the Principality of Asturias, that is to say, in the eastern part of Asturias and is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, as there are several places to see in Lastres, but above all it is a picturesque village located by the sea but with a lot of slope.

    The streets are narrow, cobbled and always sloping. The slopes in the village of Lastres are its hallmark. From the heights where the village begins, we end up descending to the sea, to its small beach and port.

    Its houses, very close together, and staggered due to the slope, very beautiful, with colours and with the sea in the background, give it an incredible touch, as they seem to be from a fairy tale. Lastres deservedly holds the title of one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, awarded in 2014.

  • Sierra de El Sueve

    Address:
    Sierra del Sueve, Colunga, Spain .

    The rocky profile of the Sueve stands out in the flat landscape of the eastern Asturian coast, crowned by the Picu Pienzu with its cross, which rises 1,161 metres, is a symbol for Asturians and a traditional point of reference for navigators and hikers.


    The Sierra del Sueve rises over 1,000 metres in barely 3 kilometres from the coast. This limestone mass that continues with the Sierra del Fitu is shared with the municipalities of Caravia, Ribadesella, Piloña and Parres.

    Its frequent fogs seem to shelter the Sierra from the passage of time, which has preserved from ancient times almost extinct forests, such as the tejedas, and tropical ferns that bear witness to past climates. In this surprising landscape there are alternating wide and stony passes where fallow deer and asturcones graze, humid forests and steep crags where mountain birds nest. These valuable environmental resources have made it worthy of being included in the Natura 2000 Network, the European network of protected natural spaces.

    THE ASTURCON

    The Asturcón, a trademark of the Sierra del Sueve, is a breed of native pony that is barely more than 1.20 metres tall and has its origins in the Celts, who managed to domesticate the small wild horses that have populated these territories since prehistoric times.

    With a robust appearance, short, strong legs, short neck and powerful chest, its morphology makes it very well adapted to life in the mountains, taking advantage of pastures that other herbivores do not eat. Their life in the Sueve is semi-freedom, they are not stabled but are kept under control and the foals born are marked every autumn, with specific symbols of each livestock farm.

  • Oviedo

    Address:
    Oviedo, Municipality of Oviedo, Spain .

    Oviedo is a charming city that combines history, culture and nature in the heart of Asturias, a region of breathtaking landscapes and rich gastronomy. Oviedo's old town is a treasure trove of medieval monuments, such as the Gothic cathedral, the pre-Romanesque churches of Santa María del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo, and the archaeological museum. Oviedo is also a lively and modern city, with elegant parks, shopping streets and a lively nightlife. From Oviedo, you can explore the Costa Verde, a coastline of cliffs, beaches and seaside villages, or the Picos de Europa, a mountain range of peaks, lakes and forests. Oviedo is a perfect destination for art, nature and food lovers.

  • Gijón

    Address:
    Gijón, Spain .

    Gijón is a coastal city in northern Spain that combines history, culture and nature in a fascinating way. You can explore its Roman origins, admire its elegant 16th- and 18th-century buildings, and enjoy its lively seafront promenade and beaches. Gijón also has some unique attractions, such as the Asturias Railway Museum, where you can learn about the region's industrial past, the Atlantic Botanical Garden, where you can discover the flora of different continents, and the Elogio del Horizonte, a monumental sculpture that offers stunning views of the sea and the city. Gijón is a perfect destination for those who love the ocean, as you can also visit the Aquarium, where you can see more than 400 species of marine life.

  • Infiesto

    Address:
    Infiesto, Piloña, Spain .

    Gijón is a coastal city in northern Spain that combines history, culture and nature in a fascinating way. You can explore its Roman origins, admire its elegant 16th- and 18th-century buildings, and enjoy its lively seafront promenade and beaches. Gijón also has some unique attractions, such as the Asturias Railway Museum, where you can learn about the region's industrial past, the Atlantic Botanical Garden, where you can discover the flora of different continents, and the Elogio del Horizonte, a monumental sculpture that offers stunning views of the sea and the city. Gijón is a perfect destination for those who love the ocean, as you can also visit the Aquarium, where you can see more than 400 species of marine life.

  • Canoe down the Sella River

    Address:
    Arriondas, Parres, Spain .

    The Descent of the Sella by canoe is one of the most popular active tourism and adventure activities in Asturias. It is a recreational-sporting activity that you can do alone, with family, friends...

     

  • Covadonga: Sanctuary & Lakes

    Address:
    Covadonga, Cangas de Onís, Spain .

    Sanctuary

    Its founding origins are linked to the Battle of Covadonga and the beginning of the Asturian Monarchy, which constituted the first Christian Kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula.

    Nestled in an environment of spectacular beauty, the Royal Site of Covadonga is a complex in which the Holy Cave – where the Virgin is located and the Basilica.

    For the Asturians it is a spiritual symbol and a sign of identity, to such an extent that the Day of Asturias is celebrated every year on September 8, coinciding with the festivity of the Virgin of Covadonga.

    Lakes

    Located  in the Picos de Europa National Park, this group of lakes is formed by Lake Enol and Lake Ercina, both of glacial origin in addition to the Bricial, which although it only has water during the thaw season, is also part of the group known as Lakes of Covadonga.