Their shapes and landscapes and their crystal-clear waters will surprise you, that make each visit a unique and different day. Their proximity to the mountains especially attracts attention as well as their different beauty depending on the tides. The Asturian coast, the best preserved in the country for its un built-up beaches and the control of the buildings in the coastal area, offers a unique natural surrounding with many possibilities.
Asturian cuisine is not just any cuisine. It has many rich dishes which have made sense for years because the main labour of many Asturians was mining and steelworks. However, Asturias is also gastronomically light, its fish and seafood have hardly any calories, and Asturian chefs really have a lot to choose from.
A trip would never be complete without sitting down at a table to taste a fabada, an Asturian bean stew, a cachopo, Avilés sausage, hake skewers or stuffed onions. The region is also famous for its seafood, cheese, meat and cider.
Huge climbs, deep valleys, endless views Spain's Picos de Europa National Park is a feast for cyclists who enjoy a challenge. You can indulge in climbing some of the famous Vuelta famous climbs, such as the infamous Angliru and the climb to Lagos de Covadonga.
The terrain is anything but flat, so bring a light gear. The Picos de Europa are part of the Cantabrian Mountains. The landscape is reminiscent of a mix between the Pyrenees and the Dolomites.
In Asturias you will find Spain's most difficult climbs, which have also became famous through the Vuelta a España:
The Vuelta rarely skips Asturias. That would be unfair, too, because it is the most beautiful and challenging cycling region in Spain.
In 2022, the following stages are scheduled:
Surrounded by peaks up to 2500m, Asturias is one the best places in Europe for mountain biking. The climate is incredibly friendly as it is located close to the atlantic shore. You find the most challenging and spectacular MTB routes. Asturias is blessed with one of the most wild landscapes in the world. The possibilities for mountain bikers are virtually endless. Make sure to bring a light gear, as there will be hardly any flat riding.
Centrally located in Europe yet relatively unknown: that's Asturias.
If you are looking for a holiday destination off the beaten track then you have come to the right place. Lovely cities, great food, pristine nature and perfect opportunities for an active vacation: everything is there. Whether you come alone, with your partner or your family, you won't be dissapointed.
Asturias offers a vast network of long-distance, short-distance and local trails; a dense network of hiking trails that will enable you to blend in with our enviable nature. From flat routes through Asturias' beautiful cities to challenging mountain hikes or routes alongside the coast: there's something for everyone. At any level!
Getting there is easy by car, plane, bus, boat or train.
With Asturias Airport, the region even has it's own airfield. Another option is to fly to Bilbao or Santander. With a rental car, you drive to Asturias in 2-3 hours.