Asturias Family Cycling Adventure
Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

8 days

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Spend 8 days exploring Spain’s stunning Green Coast by bike with the whole family

Finding a holiday that keeps the whole family engaged can be tricky, but the 8-day self-guided Asturias Family Cycling Adventure will do just that! This incredible family tour invites you to explore the beautiful landscapes of northern Spain’s scenic Green Coast while keeping the body active and the mind intrigued for the duration of the tour.

Routes have been carefully designed with optimal safety in mind, and families will enjoy pleasant daily rides on mostly flat and sometimes gently rolling terrain. Daily cycling distances are customizable, making this an adventure tailored to suit children of varying ages.

Beginning in Vilde, you’ll enjoy a unique stay at a cozy family-run hotel and working farm. The whole family can then swap out the bikes for paddles and enjoy an exciting canoeing adventure on the Deva River. Back on your bike, you’ll make your way west along the Green Coast, basking in the gorgeous scenes of towering cliffs, crystalline sea, and peaceful coves. Overnight stays in Poo de Llanes and Nueva de Llanes follow, with a jam-packed itinerary of adventure along the way.

Cruise through the lovely fishing village of Llanes, checking out its Medieval center, home to a fascinating Gothic church or check out the ethnographic museum in Porrúa. Spend a day basking in sand and sea at Cuevas del Mar, where sandcastles and swim go hand-in-hand.

Enjoy the ease of a family vacation that doesn’t require months of planning. Book the Asturias Family Cycling Adventure today and get ready to embark on an exciting holiday that the whole family will cherish for a lifetime.

Highlights of the Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

Dive into an active family adventure, enjoying exhilarating days on your bike and various water sports.
Enjoy easy and approachable routes, suitable for the whole family, exploring lush green landscapes.
Pedal quiet country lanes, from one idyllic village to the next, visiting quaint hamlets and fishing towns.
Follow the northern variant of the Camino de Santiago, spotting Romanesque chapels and ancient ruins.

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From $395USD
8 days
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Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

Asturias Family Cycling Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Get settled into your accommodation in Vilde, where you’ll stay at a lovely family-run hotel that doubles as a working farm. Set out on a little walk with the kids to see what kind of furry friends they can make.

Enjoy dinner as a family tonight at the hotel at one large communal table, sharing excitement about the days of adventure to come.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vilde
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Scenic Loop from Vilde

After a delicious hearty breakfast, you’ll set out for the green hills that straddle the provinces of Asturias and Cantabria. Today, you have the option to embark on a short or long route, depending on how much pedaling you fancy for your first day on the bike.

You can enjoy a scenic cruise to the beach at Pechón, or check out the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings at Cueva Pindal.

If you prefer to explore on foot today, enjoy a stroll through Mediterranean woodlands leading you to the unique ruins at Santa Tina Chapel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vilde
Distance: Short: 14km, 150m of ascent;
Long: 41–46km, 440–505m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Canoeing on the Deva River

Today, you’ll enjoy a pleasant 4-kilometre ride to the canoe rental shop in Unquera. You’ll then take a transfer upriver to Panes, where your canoeing adventure will begin.

With a pack lunch in tow, you’ll enjoy a 2–3-hour paddle down the gorgeous river, with ample opportunities to stop at small beaches or scenic riverbanks along the way.

This afternoon, set out on a scenic walk from Vilde to Colombres to visit the Casa de Indianos, a stunning colonial-style building, home to a neat emigration museum.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vilde
Distance: Flexible
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Press on to Poo de Llanes

This morning, you’ll navigate quiet country lanes as you cycle into the Valle Oscuro, made up of several traditional family farms and tiny villages. You’ll pedal at the foot of the Sierra del Cuera coastal range, making this ride a memorable one.

This afternoon, you’ll pedal the coast, checking out fascinating blowholes on the cliffs and a protected otter habitat on the bay of Andrín.

From Puertas de Vidiago, you’ll cycle a final stretch to your accommodation in Poo de Llanes.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Poo de Llanes
Distance: 29km, 325m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Cruise a Circular Route from Poo de Llanes

Today’s circular route takes you around the exciting and vibrant fishing village of Llanes, home to a medieval Gothic church, two beaches, and tons of shops and restaurants.

This afternoon you’ll have the option to cycle to Porrúa, where you can check out its ethnographic museum. If you’re craving some more sand and sea, head to the beach at Poo de Llanes for an afternoon of fun in the sun.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Poo de Llanes
Distance: 19.5km, 325m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Pedal the Asturian Countryside to Nueva de Llanes

There are two route options to choose from today.

Option 1:
Cycle to Posada de Llanes and then continue along the coast, enjoying a gorgeous ride along the sea.

Option 2:
Cycle to Posada de Llanes and then turn inland, cycling a circuit up into the Sierra.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nueva de Llanes
Distance: Option 1: 21km, 200m of ascent
Option 2: 24km, 425m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Choice of Activities on the Coast

Depending on how your family feels like spending the last day in paradise, you can choose to head to the beach at Cuevas del Mar or enjoy a circular route by bike, heading west towards Ribadesella, where you’ll pick up the pilgrims trail, Camino del Norte.

Once at Ribadesella, take your pick of fun activities, including swimming, surfing, canoeing, or tracing fossilized dinosaur tracks on the beach.

However you decide to spend your last day, be sure to soak it up, as tomorrow your cycling adventure in Asturias will come to an end.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nueva de Llanes
Distance: Flexible
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Depart

This morning, your tour comes to an end. Pack up and head to the airport to depart, with a full storehouse of epic family photos to add to the album.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Asturias Family Cycling Adventure Price and Dates

This self-guided family cycling tour in Spain is run as a custom tour, and the price per person depends on the time of year and how many people are in your group.

The best time to travel to Spain’s north coast is during the spring, summer, and fall when temperatures are ideal for bike rides and exploring outside. This tour is available from April to October.

Private Self-Guided Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

Departures from April 3rd to June 30th:

  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $625 USD
  • Party of 2 sharing a double or a twin room: $450 USD per person
  • Party of 3 sharing a triple room: $395 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a quadruple room: $395 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a double and a twin room: $425 USD per person
  • Party of 5 sharing a double and a triple room: $395 USD per person

Departures from July 1st to July 11th:

  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $675 USD
  • Party of 2 sharing a double or a twin room: $475 USD per person
  • Party of 3 sharing a triple room: $425 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a quadruple room: $425 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a double and a twin room: $450 USD per person
  • Party of 5 sharing a double and a triple room: $425 USD per person

Departures from July 12th to July 26th:

  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $725 USD
  • Party of 2 sharing a double or a twin room: $550 USD per person
  • Party of 3 sharing a triple room: $495 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a quadruple room: $495 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a double and a twin room: $525 USD per person
  • Party of 5 sharing a double and a triple room: $475 USD per person

Departures from July 27th to August 27th:

  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $775 USD
  • Party of 2 sharing a double or a twin room: $575 USD per person
  • Party of 3 sharing a triple room: $550 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a quadruple room: $525 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a double and a twin room: $550 USD per person
  • Party of 5 sharing a double and a triple room: $525 USD per person

Departures from August 28th to September 6th:

  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): $725 USD
  • Party of 2 sharing a double or a twin room: $550 USD per person
  • Party of 3 sharing a triple room: $495 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a quadruple room: $495 USD per person
  • Party of 4 sharing a double and a twin room: $525 USD per person
  • Party of 5 sharing a double and a triple room: $475 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

This tour is based in 2-star and 3-star accommodations offering basic amenities, comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms and great locations. Rooms are double, triple, or quadruple occupancy.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
It is possible to stay in a single room, when travelling with your group and the prices in Dates and Prices include all the supplements necessary. Please note, that this tour is not available for solo travellers.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Agroturismo Muriances in Vilde

This lovely hotel is located on the banks of the Deva River, granting guests wonderful views towards the Picos de Europa.

Hotel El Camín in Poo de Llanes ★★★

Located nearby the lovely fishing village of Llanes, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring nearby towns and villages. The hotel is also just a stone throw from the beach.

Hotel Don Tomás in Nueva de Llanes ★★

A lovingly restored Casa de Indianos has been transformed into a small and charming hotel.

What’s included in the Asturias Family Cycling Adventure?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 1 pack lunch are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transportation between accommodations on Days 3 and 5 are included on this tour. Bike rentals and airport transfers are not included but can be arranged in advance as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Detailed maps and routes in English
  • Phone assistance between 8am and 9pm
  • Canoeing excursion including pack lunch and transfer from Unquera to Panes

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: $95 USD per person
    • Children bike: $95 USD
    • E-Bike: $175 USD
    • Child’s seat: $25 USD
  • Additional nights before, during, or after the tour
  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Additional nights before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour a 2 / 5. The tour is active and requires some level of physical fitness, but the activities are not particularly strenuous. Cycling routes unfold on mostly flat and sometimes gently rolling terrain and distances can be customized to suit individual families.

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