Western Asturias: Road Trip through Mountain, Forest and Coast
Día 1110hSomiedo Natural Park: Valley Route1Day 110:00hSomiedo Natural Park: Valley Route
This impressive natural park is located at 1:30h from Oviedo. We will park in the "Valle del Lago car park" where a track begins through a valley between mountains. After 1.5h we will arrive at Somiedo Lake, the deepest lake in Asturias, where we recommend stopping for lunch and to appreciate the views. Now the normal thing would be to return to the car. But the brave ones can continue about 7km more to the Lakes of Saliencia.
The most beautiful part is the path through the valley at the beginning and the Somiedo Lake (a good place to have a snack). You can also visit the lakes of Saliencia with another simpler route starting from "Alto de la Farrapona"
16hRoute to Grandas de Salime2Day 116:00hRoute to Grandas de Salime
Now it's time for a route along secondary roads, discovering the landscapes that the interior of Asturias has to offer. When you see a viewpoint or a pub that rocks you, do not hesitate and stop to enjoy it! This is Slow travel.
If you arrive before nightfall, stop at the "Mirador del Embalse de Salime" to enjoy the views.
19hCane and dinner at Grandas de Salime3Day 119:00hCane and dinner at Grandas de Salime
It's been an intense day, so you deserve to take a snack and recharge your batteries for tomorrow with a typical dinner from this Asturian-Galician region. If you can, try the Viceroy, a special fish from this region.
The most famous restaurant is Fonda A Reigada: 985627017 -Here is a motor home area where you can sleep without problems.
Día 249hGrandas de Salime4Day 29:00hGrandas de Salime
We start by having breakfast in "Café de Jaime" and then we go to the reservoir from the viewpoint and we go to see the mural paintings and reliefs of the artists Vaquero Palacios and Vaquero Turcios. Finally we can walk around the village and visit the famous Ethnographic Museum, which recreates in detail the past of this region.
Today we will make the route to Navia, following the river between mountains until it flows into the Cantabrian Sea. We will do it by road, but if you wish to do it by canoe, please contact Kaly (985 97 81 46) - Ethnographic Museum: Consult timetables and prices at museodegrandas.es.
12hRoute to Villayon5Day 212:00hRoute to Villayon
It's less than a 2-hour drive to Oneta, but the fun of this route is to stop as much as you can and enjoy the views and villages. We recommend you to visit Pesoz (and taste its exquisite wine), San Esteban de los Buitres (with its old slate-roofed farmhouses), Illano and Boal (lush forests and valleys).
In Pesoz we recommend trying the menu of the day and house wine at "Meson as Cortes". If you are going on a weekend, better call to book (985627018)
17hVillayon: Oneta Waterfalls and surroundings6Day 217:00hVillayon: Oneta Waterfalls and surroundings
In Villayón we find the so-called "waterfall paradise", where the "Cascadas de Oneta" stand out in particular: a natural monument in the form of water and moss. If you have enough time, you can also visit the one in "Méxica".
19hSleeping at Camping La Cascada7Day 219:00hSleeping at Camping La Cascada
If you have enough time and want to continue, you can visit Coaña and go to Navia. But the most beautiful part of the route is already finished, so we recommend you to visit Pozo Mouro and sleep in the Camping la Cascada (near Oneta) and rest.
- Camping La Cascada: 985625081 - Campinglacascada.com. There is also a waterfall and natural pools where you can swim and enjoy yourself".
Día 389hLa Regalina Chapel8Day 39:00hLa Regalina Chapel
30 minutes away from Navia we have an ancient place of pilgrimage located in a unique enclave. A white chapel set on the green grass and marked by the blue of the sky and the sea, as if that were not enough, is surrounded by beaches and cliffs of infarct. The plan is to admire the views and take some pictures.
On the way you can make a stop in Luarca - There is a free car park right in front of the chapel.
11hPlaya del Silencio9Day 311:00hPlaya del Silencio
What would Asturias be without a beach? Today it is time to spend the morning in one of our favourites. The sound of the sea against the first line of rocks not only welcomes us from a distance, but also slows down the bravura of the sea and leaves us a calm coast to enjoy.
- If there are not many cars, we can park just before the stairs down. In high season, they make available meadows higher up for parking for about 2€.
15hCudillero, the most beautiful village in Asturias10Day 315:00hCudillero, the most beautiful village in Asturias
When hunger starts to set in, it's time to visit the famous coastal town of Cudillero. We will eat in the main square, next to the port, and then walk its steep streets to see its main places: The Amphitheatre, the Lighthouse, the Watchtower or "el Pico".
The restaurants on the square offer a similar range. If you are going in high season it is better to book in advance.
19hSunset at the Mirador del Sablón or Faro Cabo Vídio11Day 319:00hSunset at the Mirador del Sablón or Faro Cabo Vídio
To finish this beautiful escape, we propose you to contemplate the sunset from one of the two best points of this area. If you want to arrive by car directly, from Cabo Vidio. But if you don't mind walking 10 minutes, we recommend you to enjoy this show from the most beautiful bank in the world, in the Mirador del Sablón.
Keep in mind that in summer it gets dark around 9 o'clock and in winter around 6 o'clock.
Before you travel
*Prepared for a changing time. If there is one constant in Asturias it is the non-constancy of its climate. Even if it is sunny, get ready because it can rain in a matter of minutes! *Basics in the backpack: Slippers, off-road shoes, sweatshirt, torch and camera. *Open heart, smartphone off. This is a journey of real disconnection from your life, and reconnection to the earth and to yourself. Try to avoid distractions and the noise of your daily life.