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From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

1. 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.

Cangas de Onís: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Tour

2. Cangas de Onís: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Tour

You will know some information about this National Park as well as the wild animals that inhabit it. You will discover how the Lakes were created, you will be able to see Las Vegas where the shepherds make the famous Gamoneu del Puerto cheese during the summer. We will also make a stop at the Mirador de la Reina where, after leaving a pair of binoculars for each person, you will learn about the reintroduction project of the bearded vulture, a vulture that disappeared from these mountains in the 1970s. last century and that, thanks to the NGO Foundation for the Conservation of the Bearded Vulture, we can once again see flying from this viewpoint. Then we will return to Cangas de Onís, in total we will spend about 3 and a half hours in this National Park.

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4.5 / 5

based on 23 reviews

it was a fantastic full day out, very educational and fun. our guide Sonia was brilliant and the driver super professional. there is nothing bad I can say about this trip it really is worth every penny and more. thank you for this unforgettable day with my family. we truly fell in love with cantabria and asturias.

A very complete excursion for a very good price, tight schedules to be able to make all the visits The spectacular Gema guide, both for her professionalism and for her friendliness and kindness

A very cool route and with a very nice guide, who tells us the story with different nuances from the official story.

Recommended experience, the Gema guide very well and the driver Luis a 10. We had a great time.

Magnificent activity and explanations from Gemma throughout the excursion.