Add dates

Asturias, Spain Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Asturias, Spain Outdoor activities

Santander: Picos, Santo Toribio Monastery and Potes Day Tour

1. Santander: Picos, Santo Toribio Monastery and Potes Day Tour

Depart from Santander and head toward Liébana. You will love this region of Cantabria where the landscape is dominated by mountains, forests, and rivers. On the way, prepare to be impressed when crossing the Hermida Gorge, one of the longest gorges in Spain. The first stop will be to visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana, a holy place for Christianity that houses the Lignum Crucis, the largest preserved piece of wood from the cross of Jesus. After this very special stop, continue the trip towards Fuente Dé, where there is the cable car station to go up to Picos de Europa. Enjoy at least 1 hour and 30 minutes of free time there to enjoy the place, take the cable car, or embark on a horseback riding experience around the area (optional). If you take the cable car, the trip will only last 4 minutes and will take you to a height of 1,823 m above sea level. The views from there are just breathtaking. Finally, arrive in Potes, the capital of Liébana and considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, with its cobbled streets, bridges, and medieval tower, Torre del Infantado. Take a short walking tour of the town and you enjoy free time for lunch and for shopping in one of its many souvenir shops.

From Gijón: Covadonga and Cangas de Onís Day Trip

2. From Gijón: Covadonga and Cangas de Onís Day Trip

Discover the beauty of Asturias on this guided day trip from Gijón. Explore the lakes of Covadonga nestled in the heart of Spain's historic first national park. Tour the charming Asturian village of Cangas de Onís and taste the flavors of local cuisine and cider. Begin your tour with an excursion into the stunning wilderness of Los Picos de Europa, Spain's first national park. Your guide will detail the park's historical significance as you stop at Mirador de Entrelagos for the views. Continue on to the glacial lakes of Covadonga, Lake Ercina and Lake Enol. Travel through the picturesque countryside to reach the Basilica of Covadonga. Admire the jutting structure, made with stone extracted from the surrounding mountains. In the nearby sacred cave of the Virgin of Covadonga, discover the mystical fountain and symbol of Asturias. Continue your tour in the village Cangas de Onís. Here, take your pick of a variety of Asturian dishes and sip on a "culine" of cider. Afterwards, wander the cobbled streets, visit the famous Roman bridge that spans the mountain-fed Sella River, and see the bell tower of the Church of Santa María. After a couple hours spent exploring the charms of Cangas de Onís and learning about the history of Asturias, your tour will conclude with a relaxing bus ride back to Gijón.

From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

3. From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

Asturias is the region that has it all. Find out why they say that paradise is in Asturias on a full-day trip that takes you past its blue lakes, green hillsides, and stunning coastline. Marvel at the mountains of Covadonga and learn the secrets that they hold. The tour starts from Santander and takes you past many Asturian and Cantabrian treasures. Learn about the history of this region as you drive into Covadonga Mountain National Park and up to Mirador de Entrelagos – the viewpoint between 2 lakes – where you'll take in Ercina and the Enol below. After visiting the Lakes of Covadonga, venture down to the Royal Site of Covadonga, home to the Virgen of Covadonga. Popularly known as La Santina, this site has a majestic Basilica built from stones from the surrounding mountains. The next stop is Cangas de Onís. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, this small town is home to a charming bridge with an incredible history. Learn all about this town from your guide and snap a picture of the famous victory cross.

From Oviedo: Covadonga Lakes Day Tour with Guided Hike

4. From Oviedo: Covadonga Lakes Day Tour with Guided Hike

Explore the wonders of the Picos de Europa National Park on this guided tour from Oviedo. See top sights like the Lakes of Covadonga and the Buferrera mines. Choose from a private trip which includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, pick a group tour option with a meeting point.  Hop aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned van and relax on the drive to Cangas de Onís. Stop to capture some pictures of this famous arched, Roman bridge where we will observe its famous Roman Bridge.  Hike along the Vuelta Ciclista a España cycling path to the Lakes of Covadonga. Admire the shimmering waters of the lakes of Enol and Ercina. View the abandoned iron and manganese mines at Buferrera and a shepherd hut. Enjoy stunning views at the Prince's Lookout.  Stroll along the Reconquista route, through the environment of the Natural Cave of the Sanctuary of Covadonga and its towering sanctuary. Return to your meeting point in Oviedo in th evening. 

  • Guided tours
  • Other experiences
  • Day trips
  • Water activities
  • Adventures
  • Private tours
19 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 2

Other Sightseeing Options in Asturias, Spain

Want to discover all there is to do in Asturias, Spain? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Asturias, Spain

Increíble experiencia poder hacer esta excursión. La guía, Esmeralda, fue súper amigable y la información que compartía fue muy interesante. Tuvimos la suerte de que hizo un buen día y pudimos ver los dos lagos, que son realmente espectaculares. Súper recomendada esta experiencia.

The guide was quite knowledgeable and entertaining, the bus confortable. All the must-see sights were included, with plenty of time set aside for the tourists to do their own things.

Today was a wonderful day trip. Our guide was enthusiastic, informative and enjoyable. We also had sufficient time to explore on our own. I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you.

The guide was very nice and from the beginning he explained everything perfectly, the driver was a great professional.

Excellent experience, Mercedes was a fantastic guide!