Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour

Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour

Prices

From $550USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Walk the Camín Real de la Mesa, discovering Ubiñas-La Mesa and Somiedo natural parks

Trace the historical trail of The Camín Real de la Mesa as you walk its paths, dating back to pre-Roman times.

Traverse the pristine wilderness and rugged mountains of the Ubiñas-La Mesa and Somiedo natural parks.

Discover rural Asturias and its patchwork of sprawling pastures, enchanting forests, and picturesque villages.

Delight in the spectacular scenery found in the valleys of Gradom Proaza, Teverga and Somiedo.

The 8-day self-guided Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour is the perfect combination of culture, history, and nature. Travellers and local Spaniards know the Asturias region of northwestern Spain to posess a unique charm and unforgettable ambience. The enticing combination of rich rural green landscapes, mild climate, warm hospitality, and fascinating culture make Asturias the perfect destination for a memorable walking holiday.

Setting out from the picturesque village of Grado, you’ll enjoy walking among the walled pastures, enchanting forests and quaint farming villages that paint the Asturian countryside. The landscape unfolds between two magnificent backdrops, with the dramatic coastline to the north and towering peaks to the south.

As the route progresses, you’ll join the historical trail of the Camín Real de la Mesa, navigating ancient pilgrims’ footpaths dating back to pre-Roman times. Traversing scenic valleys, you’ll make your way to the Ubiñas-La Mesa and Somiedo natural parks, two unspoiled green oases where endless views of towering peaks await you.

Overnight stays at charming accommodations in Grado, Proaza, Teverga, and the Valle de Lago provide ample opportunities to soak up the culture and cuisine of the villages and towns you’ll call home along the way.

Those looking for the perfect balance of peaceful countryside walking paired with exhilarating excursions in mountainous landscapes will find the Asturias Natural Park Walking Tour a match made in heaven!

Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour

Day 1 Arrival

Your walking tour begins in the peaceful town of Grado, where you’ll settle into your first accommodations and become pleasantly acquainted with rural Asturian hospitality, known for its warmth and charm.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grado
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Discover the Valley of Grado

Your first day of walking will introduce you to the beauty of the Asturian countryside as you explore the scenic valley of Grado. The valley, steeped in over one thousand years of history, is where the Camino Primitivo pilgrimage route unfolds, bound for Santiago de Compostela.

Walking through peaceful countryside and surrounded by farmland, you’ll pass a number of abandoned villages along the route, which are quite fascinating.

At the 8km mark, you’ll have two options to finish today’s walk.

Option 1: Embark on a thrilling hike through the Sierra de Cuota

Option 2: 6 hours, 15.5km, 350m of ascent, 385m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grado
Distance
Option 1: 6 hours, 14.5km, 515m of ascent, 665m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 A Choice of Walking Routes to Proaza

Today you’ll have a choice of two walking routes.

This route unfolds on mostly quiet country lanes as you make your way from Sama de Grado to Proaza. A short ascent up to the Sierra de Buanga will be the most challenging part of the route, but rest assured the sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges will make it well worth your while. The final part of the route will have you following the Senda del Oso, a famous cycling route that will lead you to your pleasant accommodations in Proaza, where you can enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Option 2:
This route will take you through the spectacular Xana Gorge, leading you through the villages of Pedroveya and Dosango. On the final portion of the route, you’ll join the well-known Senda del Oso, a famous cycling route that will lead you to your accommodations in Proaza.
Option 2: 6 hours, 13.5km, 500m of ascent, 500m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Proaza
Distance
Option 1: 6 hours, 15km, 575m of ascent, 575m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Bandujo and Caldoveiro Peak

Following breakfast, a taxi transfer will take you to today’s trailhead in the charming medieval village of Bandujo. From here you’ll ascend the Caldoveiro Peak (1357m/4452ft), unlocking mesmerizing views of the surrounded area.

This afternoon, a transfer will take you from Santa Ana hermitage to your hotel in Teverga.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Teverga
Distance
5 hours, 15.5km, 325m of ascent, 350m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Walk The Camín Real de la Mesa

This morning a transfer will take you to the San Lorenzo Pass (1345m/4412ft), where you’ll then pick up the Camín Real de la Mesa and enjoy a scenic walk on the historic pre-Roman trail.

For those looking to shorten the walk to 14km, an optional pick-up can be arranged in the village of Urria. For those wanting to complete the entire route, you’ll be picked up at Santa Ana Chapel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Teverga
Distance
6 hours, 19km, 200m of ascent, 650m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Explore Ubiñas-La Mesa Natural Park and Somiedo Natural Park

Today’s route may just be the most spectacular in terms of scenery, but you’ll have to be the judge of that. In addition to the natural scenery, you might also be lucky enough to spot the Cantabrian brown bear, common in this area, so be sure to keep a lookout!

Back on the Camín Real de la Mesa, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the natural parks unfolding in the distance, a sight that’s sure to impress. You’ll continue the route along a ridge before descending toward Arbellales into the Valle del Lago, marking your arrival at Somiedo Natural Park.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Valle de Lago
Distance
6.5 hours, 15km, 700m of ascent, 800m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 A Choice of Walking Routes in Somiedo Natural Park

Today you’ll enjoy a choice of circular walks within Somiedo Natural Park.

A delightful route that leads to the Lago del Valle, a pristine lake surrounded by dramatic natural beauty in all directions.

Option 2:
This route leads hikers along a path to the Peña Salgada Peak (1945m/6381ft), bringing many other prominent mountains in the area into full view along the way.
Option 2: 6 hours, 14km, 600m of ascent, 600m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Valle de Lago
Distance
Option 1: 6.5 hours, 15.5km, 650m of ascent 650m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Short Walk and Departure

Following breakfast, the Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour will come to an end. You’ll have the option of a short walk to Pola de Somiedo where you can then catch the bus to Teverga to depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Asturias is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departure on May 1st to June 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,075EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €875EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €625EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR

Departures from July 1st to 10th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,125EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €925EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR

Departures from July 11th to 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,175EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €975EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR

Departures from September 1st to 12th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,125EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €925EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR

Departures from September 13th to October 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,075EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €875EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €625EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR
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Accommodation on the Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour

This tour is based in 2-star and 3-star hotels. The hotels offer private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and basic amenities.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
If you prefer a single room or you are a solo traveller, the required supplements are included in the listed price.

Hotel Rural Casa de la Veiga in Grado

Guests will enjoy this charming stay in a renovated Asturian country manor house. Spacious bright rooms boast spectacular views of the valley, and guests will enjoy basic amenities during their stay here.

Hotel Torrepalacio in Proaza

This restored country house found in the peaceful Asturian village of Proaza provides guests with an authentic rural experience. Terraces and lounges, as well as a café and traditional restaurant, are all available onsite. Guests will enjoy basic amenities during their stay here.

Hotel Rural Alesga in Teverga

Guests will enjoy this beautiful small hotel set on a picturesque river in a charming rural landscape. Basic amenities are available for guests’ use, as well as an in-house restaurant and bar.

Night 6-7

Casa de Aldea La Corona del Auterio in Valle de Lago

This small hotel, home to only 6 rooms, is situated at a soaring elevation of 1300m (4264ft). Each room is designed with individual character and décor. Guests will enjoy the use of basic amenities during their stay here.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Private transfers are included according to the itinerary on Days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Luggage transport from accommodations to accommodations is included on Days 3, 4 and 6. Airport transfers are not included on this tour but can be booked in advance as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Detailed route maps and notes
  • Routes in digital format for GPS and mobile
  • 24-hour phone assistance

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Optional transfer from Grado bus station to Sama
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour

How hard is the Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The tour is comprised of moderate day walks interspersed with more challenging excursions that last on average 4-6 hours, excluding breaks. Roads can sometimes be stony, and walkers will at times traverse hilly or mountainous routes, but they are always well-maintained.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour?

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Grado to start this tour?

Arrive at Asturias Airport (OVD). From the airport, regular shuttles run to Oviedo city center. From Oviedo city center you can catch a bus to Grado. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from the FEVE train station to Grado; the train station is just 150m from the central bus station at Oviedo. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer from the airport to your accommodations in Grado as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer.

Where does the Asturias Natural Parks Walking Tour end?

The tour ends in Valle de Lago. From Pola de Somiedo you’ll take the bus to Teverga. From Teverga you can take the bus to Oviedo, and from Oviedo central bus station, a shuttle will take you to the Asturias Airport (OVD). Alternatively, you can book a private transfer to the airport as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Asturias for this tour is between May and September. While the region stays mostly temperature year-round, the spring, fall, and winter see more rain.

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Prices

From $550USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The tour is comprised of moderate day walks interspersed with more challenging excursions that last on average 4-6 hours, excluding breaks. Roads can sometimes be stony, and walkers will at times traverse hilly or mountainous routes, but they are always well-maintained.


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