7 Nights in Asturias
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Last updated: 01/04/2011
This route allows you to savour all of the incredible diversity of stunning Asturias. Hamlets, coastal villages, and elegant cities all vie for the visitor's attention.
Arrival to Asturias. Drive to Lastres, in the coastal area.
Lastres is a lovely fishing village located in the borough of Colunga, in the north-eastern area. It's an small town, where the buildings had grow around the port, in different levels, in a theatre style.
Accommodation in Lastres, at Palacio de Luces, a great hotel located in a quiet and relaxing area.
An unforgettable day visiting the Picos de Europa mountains, Europe's largest national park, which is still home to some of Europe´s last remaining wild brown bears. Rugged mountains and green pastures will be the order of the day. Heading into Cantabria one can take the cable car into the Picos Mountains at Fuente De. Food lovers mustn´t miss a chance to sample the local Cabrales, a delicious creamy blue cheese.
Return to Lastres and accommodation at the hotel Palacio de Luces.
Today explore Cudillero and nearby Luarca, another traditional and charming fishing village sheltered by a spectacular headland. Wander the impressive array of small cafes and seafood restaurants which enjoying the salty sea air.
Drive to Luanco and accommodation in La Llosa de Fombona.
Visit the port of Gijon, Asturias' largest city with several lovely beaches. One of its most remarkable buildings is the 18th century Palacio de Revillagigedo. There you will find Roman spas and the Museo de la Gaita bagpipe museum. Visit to the new Aquarium (included in the price) You may wish, if you have time, to visit Villaviciosa a delightful resort town that is considered the region's cider capital.
Return to Luanco and accommodation in La Llosa de Fombona.
Leave Luanco and drive to Aviles.
Avilés is the third major city in the Principality of Asturias. Its historic quarter has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site, since it houses significant gems of civil and religious architecture. Some of the main attractions are the pedestrian streets of Galiana and Rivero, Plaza de España with its City Hall, the old church of Sabugo, from the 13th century, and the modern Santo Tomás de Canterbury. In terms of civil architecture, Avilés can boast the palaces of Valdecarzana and Camposagrado and the Palacio Valdés theatre. In 1980 came the opening of the new fishing dock and fishermen's guild of Virgen de las Mareas, whose market auctions almost 70% of the fish caught in Asturias, which has placed Avilés, despite a limited fishing fleet, at the head of the ports in Asturias in this sector.
Continue to Oviedo and accommodation in Libretto hotel
Spend the day in the university city of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. While there don't miss out on seeing the wonderful Gothic Cathedral, the San Tirso Church and Oviedo's Archaeology Museum. Just to the north are two of the region's most magnificent Pre-Romanesque churches: Santa Maria del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo. Oviedo also has a terrific variety of shops, bars and restaurants. A guided tour by segway (a two-wheeled, self-balancing method of transport) is also included.
accommodation at the hotel Libretto.
Depart Oviedo for Cangas de Onis (Cangas), one of the main gateways to the Picos de Europa mountains. Cangas has an impressive Roman bridge, a dolmen and the 15th century Chapel of Santa Cruz. On the way visit Nava and the Cider Museum: Infiesto, famous for the Virgen de la Cueva and the caves and Arriondas, with its spectacular panoramic views from the Mirador del Fito. Once in the Picos de Europa mountains you arrive in Covadonga with its Neo-Romanesque basilica. Afterwards enjoy a splendid, mountainous scenic drive to the Covadonga lakes.
Return to Oviedo and accommodation in AST 106.
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