Asturias carries almost as a surname Paraíso Natural . It has been the slogan of the Principality for many years and it has not been necessary to change it. Everywhere you look, Asturias is a paradise, a perfect harmony between sea and mountains that seems almost a miracle of nature.
Therefore, it is one of the places you always want to return to. It does not matter the season or the time of year, but at Christmas, Asturias looks extremely good and you can always stay here , in a rural setting that will make you appreciate everything that surrounds you.
In addition, its people, its gastronomy and its good life will make you feel at home. And if there is something special about Asturias, it is that it is open to everyone, it is a welcoming land where everyone feels comfortable as soon as they arrive.
Asturias has both a beach and a mountain. Charming fishing villages such as Luarca, Ribadesella, Cudillero or Llanes are frequently visited every year, without forgetting, obviously, the beach of San Lorenzo de Gijón, which you can also enjoy every summer.
On the mountain side, on the other hand, there are many people who practice climbing given the orography of the area, enjoying every step, alone or in company.
For nature lovers who do not have the need to climb, on the other hand, hiking is one of the activities that they fall in love with in these places. Entering fully into this natural paradise and walking breathing fresh air is a privilege that must be appreciated.
Therefore, below we bring some of the most interesting hiking routes to be able to do this winter or at any time of the year:
1- Lakes of Covadonga . It is a 10 km walk that is worth going through. It is a circular route that leaves the car park and in which you can contemplate the Enol Lake, Ercina Lake and the Mirador del Rey, from which you have impressive views of the Picos de Europa, but also of the sea.
2- Olla de San Vicente, in Cangas de Onís : To get to this natural pool, leave Cangas de Onís in the direction of Puerto del Pontón, following the bank of the Dobra river. After 6 kilometers you reach the town of Tornín from where the route to get to the pot begins.
3- Oneta waterfalls route . It is a short route, indicated above all for families with children since it does not exceed 2 km. The waterfalls have been declared a Natural Monument by the Government of the Principality of Asturias and it is worth admiring these waterfalls on the way.
4- Route of the Mills in Caves . This circular route, of almost 12 km, is appreciated for its originality, since on its way it also passes through a cave – hence the name – full of stalactites and stalagmites that leave no one indifferent.
5- Route of the Canal del Texu . This route takes you to Bulnes and is characteristic of the Picos de Europa. It has a bit of unevenness, but the arrival to the town of Bulnes is worth it.