Asturias (/æˈstʊəriəs, ə-/; Spanish: [asˈtuɾjas]; Asturian: Asturies [asˈtuɾjes]; Galician: Asturias), officially the Principality of Asturias (Spanish: Principado de Asturias; Asturian: Principáu d'Asturies), is an autonomous community in north-west Spain. It is coextensive with the province of Asturias, and contains some of the territory that was part of the larger Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. Divided into eight comarcas (counties), the autonomous community of Asturias is bordered by Cantabria to the east, by Castile and León to the south, by Galicia to the west, and by the Bay of Biscay to the north.
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5 based on 454 reviews
Absolutely recommended. The bike ride downhill is a must in the area. You leave there the car, and they pick you up at the end of the twenty something km ride. Fabulous.
5 based on 1 reviews
Very nicely laid out museum with hands-on exhibits that especially are a hit with children. Great for any type of weather and only a short drive from the village of Taramundi.
5 based on 313 reviews
This covers a BIG area, Some points are obviously better than others but overall this is such a beautiful and interesting area.
There are lots of defined walking trails both high and low levels. The Mountains are magnificent the air pure and clean; plenty of good photo opportunities.
The roads are fun - narrow, winding and some quite steep. Brilliant fun compared to motorway driving but you need to be constantly aware as not all other drivers have good spacial awareness!!
It is absolutely a must visit location.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
We travelled up from Covadonga to the twin lakes on 7th October 2017. Despite the weather bring glorious, it is now “low season” which meant cars could drive up to the lakes again. The guidebook we had mentioned nothing more than the lakes being 12KM or so past Covadonga, take the “other” exit at the roundabout rather than the one that leads to the Basilica.
What it doesn’t mention is that this road is really narrow in places, with steep drop offs on the passenger side as you travel up. If you time it right, and travel when everyone else is going up, and no one is coming down, I imagine it’s a breeze.
We travelled up just after a mass at the Basilica had let out, so it was busy in both directions. Being a British driver in a small hire car in the wrong side of the road, I am perhaps more aware of being vulnerable, but the 4x4s thundering down really do take no prisoners and you are best advising any passengers not to look out if the window. I’ve driven over here in Spain for two weeks now, on a lot of rural roads, and I can honestly say the driving on this road was the worst I’ve seen, and I’ve driven round Potes!
Once parked, however, and a little time taken to recover, it really is lovely. The lakes look beautiful, but you are only allowed to look, and on a clear day such as we had, you really can see all the way out to the ocean. The paved path from the car park to the lakes is not too steep, although the stepped areas are quite high and shorter legs might feel it after a while. There’s very little shade so suntan lotion or sunblock is a must. There is a little restaurant but it’s gets full very quickly so a packed lunch (if you wish to eat there) might be better.
Leave at the same time as everyone else, when cars have stopped driving up, and it’s a blast. Passengers can also be less nervous as a crash will simply result in them being smashed into the mountainside rather than being rolled off the edge.
Five stars for the view, but one taken off for the hellish drive.
5 based on 218 reviews
Carved into 3 distinct ranges by 2 rivers, these Mountains in Northern Spain contain one of the most famous walks in the country.
Wonderful treks led by our licensed guide and homegrown from Asturias . We enjoyed walking ruta Cares and enjoyed the majestic views of the Picos at Fuentes De and climbed one of the peaks - horcados Rojos . 7 days is short -- must come back
4.5 based on 563 reviews
Truly an amazing beach! You can park the car on the street near the beach and then walk down for about 20mins down the hill. The road from Niembro víllage to the Torimbia beach was very narrow and uphill but it's definately worth the effort to go visit this place!
4.5 based on 562 reviews
We walked this on a very hot day in July (36C+). A really great walk, and there was some respite from the heat under shady cool overhangs and tunnels. Starting at Cain de Valdeón Climbing gently from the level of the river, this walk is not particularly strenuous (apart from the heat). The path twists and turns and occasionally crosses to the other side of the gorge via some spectacular Bridges. Great photo ops. As we were short on time we walked about half way and then turned back to sit by the stream side in Cain de Valdeón and soak our hot tired feet, followed by a cooling beer or 2
4.5 based on 205 reviews
Beach is accessible direct from the hotel and is clean. Water was cold (in May) but a couple of people braved it. No shops so no rubbish strewn about, nice sun trap and sheltered from the wind.
4.5 based on 129 reviews
We visited with a view to walking on the beach but it was a 30 minutes to and from walk and we did not have the time. Car parking good. Looked good if you have time.
4.5 based on 163 reviews
This walk is about 8km (4km each way) along a stunning gorge. Lots of dramatic scenery and steep drops but the path is wide enough to feel safe. The route ends at a small chapel that overlooks a green valley and is a perfect spot for a picnic. We walked on another 1km to the village of Pedroveya where there is a great cider bat and restaurant. All of the family enjoyed it and we saw people of all ages and abilities doing the walk. There are lots of rocky paths so you do need solid shoes.
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