Asturias Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Asturias Family-friendly activities

Gijon: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

1. Gijon: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Gijon City Tour is the official tourist bus service of the city. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to discover the city from a new perspective thanks to double-decker buses with panoramic and open top. If you want to visit the city of Gijon at a relaxed pace, this tourist bus is one of the most comfortable and efficient options. The route has 9 stops and you can start the tour from any of them. The route lasts approximately 1 hour and visits the following locations:  - Museo de Ferrocarril / Acuario - Ciudadela de Capua - Fábrica del gas - Parque de Isabel la Católica - El Molinón - Jardín botánico Atlántico - La Laboral - Recinto ferial/Museo de Pueblu d'Asturies - Plaza del Carmen

Oviedo: Taramundi, Mazonovo, and Os Teixois Mills Day Trip

2. Oviedo: Taramundi, Mazonovo, and Os Teixois Mills Day Trip

Asturias is one of the most beautiful places in the north of Spain. A region considered to be paradise, its mountain villages are authentic pearls. To the west of the Principality is Taramundi, right next to the border with Lugo. A fairytale place where time seems to have stopped. Departing from Oviedo, and making a stop in Gijón, we will go to this wonderful town. You must be ready to be amazed by the beauty of the natural and traditional, in the middle of the Biosphere. As soon as we arrive at Taramundi, we will discover one of its most traditional practices. You should know that this Asturian town is considered an Area of Craft Interest, so the experience in the area would not be complete if we did not know the importance that the razor and knife workshops have had. Practices that you will love to know and will leave you impressed. In addition, we will also have the option to visit one of its famous cheese factories. Because aside from the traditional, Taramundi cheese has managed to value the old ways of making this food. And that is where the charm of knowing the place where its different varieties are made lies. A pleasant visit thanks to which you will get closer to the most traditional side of the area. Once we have entered the Water Route, which is the best known in the region, we are going to immerse ourselves in a place full of charm and nature where we will have the opportunity to see how water was worked and used in area. During the journey we will stop at the famous Mazonovo Mills, between the Turia and Cabreira rivers. It may seem strange, but at this point there is a unique museum in all of Spain. Specifically, the largest center of mills in the entire country. In total, there are 19 windmills that you will be able to see, with eight manual ones, 6 hydraulic ones, three for children and two special ones. As you can see, the activity is also intended for the entertainment of the little ones. After passing through the well-known Salgueira waterfall and other natural treasures in the area, we will arrive at the town of As Veigas, the furthest on the Water Route. A magical place surrounded by the Asturian natural green and its lush forests. Once the visit to this town is over, we will head to the Molinos de Os Teixos. A set of hydraulic constructions that maintain their natural charm and that were recovered to show everyone the importance of the traditional in the area. Here we will get to know in detail the complex of the Os Teixos Mills, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. In love to the bars with a wonderful and incredible area of western Asturias.

From Arriondas: Canoeing Excursion on the Sella River

3. From Arriondas: Canoeing Excursion on the Sella River

Explore the Sella by canoe on this guided canoeing trip from Arriondas. No previous experience is necessary, as there is a quick canoeing tutorial at the beginning of the tour. Have all the equipment you need paddle safely on the river.  Check-in and make your way to the activity provider's jetty which is strategically located in Arriondas next to the Arriondas Bridge where the famous Dionisio de la Huerta opened in 1931.  Use the changing rooms and gear up with a well-maintained paddle and canoe. Listen as your guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to navigate your canoe. Set out on this calm river, which is suitable for families with children over the age of 6.  Start in Arriondas, an island village, and end in Ribadesella, a coastal village at the mouth of the Sella River. Soak up the atmosphere of lively beach bars and keep an eye out for wildlife like colorful birds.  Reach the end of your trip and be picked up and transferred back to your starting point in Arriondas.

From Gijón: Taramundi, Mazonovo & Os Teixos Mills Tour

4. From Gijón: Taramundi, Mazonovo & Os Teixos Mills Tour

Asturias is one of the most beautiful places in the north of Spain. A region considered to be paradise, its mountain villages are authentic pearls. To the west of the Principality is Taramundi, right next to the border with Lugo. A fairytale place where time seems to have stopped. Departing from Oviedo, and making a stop in Gijón, we will go to this wonderful town. You must be ready to be amazed by the beauty of the natural and traditional, in the middle of the Biosphere. As soon as we arrive at Taramundi, we will discover one of its most traditional practices. You should know that this Asturian town is considered an Area of Craft Interest, so the experience in the area would not be complete if we did not know the importance that the razor and knife workshops have had. Practices that you will love to know and will leave you impressed. In addition, we will also have the option to visit one of its famous cheese factories. Because aside from the traditional, Taramundi cheese has managed to value the old ways of making this food. And that is where the charm of knowing the place where its different varieties are made lies. A pleasant visit thanks to which you will get closer to the most traditional side of the area. Once we have entered the Water Route, which is the best known in the region, we are going to immerse ourselves in a place full of charm and nature where we will have the opportunity to see how water was worked and used in area. During the journey we will stop at the famous Mazonovo Mills, between the Turia and Cabreira rivers. It may seem strange, but at this point there is a unique museum in all of Spain. Specifically, the largest center of mills in the entire country. In total, there are 19 windmills that you will be able to see, with eight manual ones, 6 hydraulic ones, three for children and two special ones. As you can see, the activity is also intended for the entertainment of the little ones. After passing through the well-known Salgueira waterfall and other natural treasures in the area, we will arrive at the town of As Veigas, the furthest on the Water Route. A magical place surrounded by the Asturian natural green and its lush forests. Once the visit to this town is over, we will head to the Molinos de Os Teixos. A set of hydraulic constructions that maintain their natural charm and that were recovered to show everyone the importance of the traditional in the area. Here we will get to know in detail the complex of the Os Teixos Mills, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. In love to the bars with a wonderful and incredible area of western Asturias.

La Raya: Fuentes de Invierno Snowshoe Walk

5. La Raya: Fuentes de Invierno Snowshoe Walk

Snowshoe routes where you can enjoy the snow, the mountains and nature. A very simple way to get in touch with the snow and to explore new sensations. From the hand of qualified mountain guides you will learn to move with snowshoes and to progress in the snowy landscape. Enjoying this sport is a very easy process and suitable for everyone. Snowshoe routes are winter activities that run through snowy terrain. Currently we find snow during winter at an altitude of 1500m, for this reason most of our routes are made in locations that meet this premise and also have good road access. Our routes in snowshoes are guided and directed by official Titled Mountain Guides. In them you will learn in which terrains and slopes you can use snowshoes, safety notions and mountain techniques. It is a very easy activity for kids from 10 years. You walk about 3 hours for snowing mountaing with the snowshoes and could make a lot of photos and enjoy with your partner or friends

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What people are saying about Asturias

Recommendable !! Friendly, fast and attentive. We arrived at the last stop of the sella, and they picked us up practically as soon as we arrived, because each one has a rhythm and you call them to come for you. They give you your canoe, vest, paddle, a drum to store your belongings, and they give you a brief explanation of its use and the route.

Al final no pudimos ir a esta porque ese día temprano me encontré mal y avisé.Me la cambiaron por la de Luarca ,Cadavedo ,Cudilllero y Avilés .Sensacional el paisaje y muy bien nuestro guía Miguel.