Asturias Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by alectrevor
  • Things to Do
    by alectrevor

Asturias Things to Do

  • Walking the Rio Cares route

    Walking the famous Rio Cares route in AsturiasI would do the Cares route starting from Poncebos and stay overnight in Cain or Posada de Valdeon and then walk back.Also it is doable to walk Poncebos - Cain - Poncebos in one day. See the route description, map, GPS waypoints, driving instructions in English and the slide show and...

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  • Share space with the animal kingdom

    We saw our fair share of cows and sheep in Asturias. On our first morning there, a farmer walked by with his cows. And, right across from our house we'd see sheep every morning as they grazed in their field.Ah... nature!

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  • Asturian Beaches

    Asturias has some wonderful beaches. I visited so many, I can not remember the names of them all. One of the more popular ones I visited that I liked was Playa de Aguilar in Muros del Nalón, pictured here. The nicest part was the restaurant on the beach, which I remember we had a good lunch at, and of course a nice view. The link provides an...

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  • Covadonga

    Covadonga is a place of great historical significance for the Asturian people. It lies at the foot of the Picos de Europa and is marks the spot where the Asturians defeated the Muslim invasion of Asturias in the 8th century. The Battle of Covadonga in or about 722 A.D. was the first major Christian victory in the area after Muslim invasion in 711....

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  • Beautiful beaches

    Asturias has some gorgeous beaches. Ribadesella is one such beach. The sand is soft, the beach is wide, and the water isn't too cold. Ribadesella is a fun beach town, too. The Rio Sella splits the town in two: the main commercial area with the old town is on the east side, and the beautiful upscale Playa de Santa Marina is on the west side. A...

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  • Horseback Riding

    We took a pleasant two hour horseback ride in the Asturian hills outside Cangas de Onis. We arranged the trip through Cangas Aventura, in Arriondas. The stables are just outside Cangas de Onis, which is about 15 minutes away from Arriondas. Our guide took us through beautiful countryside. We made a stop at a local bar and were treated to sidra, the...

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  • Hike in the Picos de Europa

    The Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias is very popular for hiking (or "walking", as our British hosts called it). This was some "walk". Round trip, it was about 12 km, and had a 500 meter elevation change. The trail is very rocky, so it was as if we were climbing up and down stairs for about 4 hours. It was a work out! The views are...

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  • A day in town - Oviedo

    While we were in Asturias, we spent most of our time in the beautiful country, but we did want to visit one larger city, so we went to Oviedo on Saturday. Oviedo is a gorgeous city with lots of character. It felt so different from the rest of the Spanish cities we had visited. In the town square, a group in traditional dress was playing bagpipes,...

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  • Seaside town

    The Asturian coast is dotted with charming, quaint fishing villages. One of the towns we visited was Lastres. This town is built into the hillside overlooking the water and offers beautiful views of the Bay of Biscay. The old town center is charming and scenic. It has a small harbor and beach complete with a tapas bar. The town is not crowded or...

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  • Museo Etnografico

    This is a nice museum dedicated to the rural life of an Asturias village with old instruments and tools. It is like a village of the XVI century.You will see the old barber shop, the carpets factory, the cellars, the smith works, the church, the bar, the old pharmacy, etc.Tuesdays is free of charge, children pay only 0’30 cents, and pilgrims doing...

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  • Fishermen villages

    Take the car and go along the ocean's coast, you will find many beautiful fishermen villages and towns where you will taste very very delicious fishes, mussels and crabs.

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  • The National Park "Picos de Europa"

    This huge national park located in three regions of Spain: Leon, Cantabria and Asturias. If you stay in Gijon or Oviedo the best to go to the western or Cornion Massif. The main direction is Cangas de Onis, from there you can go to lakes Enol and Ercina.

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  • Enjoy the nature - capes

    I recommend you go along the ocean coast from Cudillero to Luarca and enjoy the nature. The most greatest thing is that there are no many people and you'll meditate privacy.

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  • Enjoy the nature- beaches and caves

    You'll find amazing beaches and coves in Asturias. Take the road between Cudillero and Luarca what runs along the coast line. The walkways to each beach are as beautiful as the beach itself. My top beaches:1. Beach of Silencio;2. Beach of L'Airin;3. Beach of Pena Doria.

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  • asturian countryside.

    take a drive or a hike through the asturian countryside and you will experience lot's of green dramatic nature with mountains, rolling hills, rivers, waterfalls and much much more.natural beauty when it's very good.

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  • curdillero.

    curdillero is one of the most beautiful places in asturias (and possibly in spain).it's a small fishing town on the asturian coast where the houses are clinched to the mountain.it's an extremely nice town that makes a perfect base as it's located only 15minutes from the airport.

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  • llanes.

    llanes is located in the eastern part of asturias and it's a very charming town with nice old houses and cultural life, aswell as a very interesting permanent art exhebition by the harbour, where the big bloks of concrete that are normally used as wave breakers have been painted in bright colors and now gives the town a very cool entrance towards...

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  • Cabo Peñas- northernmost point in...

    Cabo Peñas/Cabu Peñes is the northernmost point in Asturias. It is a rocky formation that juts out into the Cantabrian sea and is a popular destination for people who want to enjoy a scenic vista. The view of and the view from are worth the visit.

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  • Peñatu

    There is a lovely view from atop Peñatu. Peñatu is an great carved rock, estimated to have been created more than 4,000 years ago. It is one of countless examples of significant ancient art in Asturies. It requires a short hike through the woods to get to the peak. Along the way we encountered friendly free-range goats munching in the forest.

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  • RIBADESELLA

    Elegant and quietful town in the coast.Here is where river Sella ends, and once a year a lot of people go down the river kayaking to get to Ribadesella.

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  • Mirador del Fito

    It is really worth to take this road to enjoy an amazing landscape.This point of the road, called Mirador del Fito is an absolute must, where you can see an impressing mountains landscape on your right, and then look at the beach on your left. It is an unforgetable experience.

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  • CANGAS DE ONIS

    This famous town is a sort of starting point for a lot of excursions, day-trips and adventure sports. The streets are full of agencies who organize horse rides, rafting, kayaking, climbing and other outdoor activitites.The cultural highlight is the roman bridge and the asturian croise that is hanging there.

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  • LASTRES

    This is a fisher's village, located in a cliff. It is realling impressing specially if you come from the road from Arriondas, because the contrast of landscapes is really amazing.

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  • Pena Tu

    Pena tu is a big rock with prehistoric carvings, set atop a mountain peak with a stunning panoramic view. When I say prehistoric, I mean thousands of years old! It is speculated that Asturias was one of the first areas populated in Spain. This is one of several sites in Asturies with prehistoric art. Most others are located in caves. There is no...

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  • Picos de Europa

    The mountain range that runs through nothern Spain, the Picos de Europa, the Pyranees, are absolutely magnificent any time of year. Many people do not realize Spain is the second-most mountainous region in Europe, second only to Switzerland. Asturias is a great destination for people into nature travel, hiking, climbing, skiing and camping. The...

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  • Local Festivals

    Bar none, the most fun I had in Asturias was when I participated in various festivals to honor the local patron saint. I'm not a big "partier", but I have to say I found it impossible not to join the party. Every town has it's own patron saint, who is "honored" every year by the town throwing a humongous party. Depending on the size of the town,...

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  • La Santa Cueva de la Virgen de la...

    You must see the sacred cave (la Santa Cueva de la Covadonga). This is a pilgrimage place for many people. The waterfall here is supposed to be lucky. Also located on this site is the large and beautiful Basilica de la Covadonga. This is a very important location in Asturian history. This is where the Asturian king, Pelayo and his army, fought back...

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  • One of the best things...

    One of the best things Asturias has to offer is the perfect combination between a beautiful unspoiled coastline and the wonderful mountains. Apart from the lots of cultural activities in cities and villages, Asturias is a perfect destination for nature lovers.From relaxing in wild beaches to hiking the high mountains, everything is close by.

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Asturias Hotels

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  • Hotel Castilla

    I stayed at this hotel to go and visit a friend and watch Sporting vs Atletico Madrid. I had booked...

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  • Hotel de la Reconquista

    The most famous hotel in Asturias is located in the heart of Oviedo. The core of the building, which...

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  • Hotel Don Paco

    Stayed two nights, wish it had been longer. This hotel is very comfortable in historic setting.The...

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  • Parador

    Villanueva, 33550 Cangas de Onis, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • El Carmen

    El Carmen s/n, El Carmen s/n, Ribadesella, 33560, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • NH Palacio De Ferrera

    Plaza De Espana 9, , Avilés, Asturias 33400

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Casona de la Paca

    This is a great small place, the manager (Montse Abad) is great in making you feel like you are at...

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  • La Corte De Lugás

    Lug�¡s S/N, Villaviciosa, 33311, es

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Rural La Llosa de Fombona

    Susacasa s/n, Luanco, 33448, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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