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Description

This trip is designed for cyclists who love the most spectacular landscapes hidding in Asturias. Six days pedaling between  Cantabrian sea and Picos de Europa mountain range in five stages designed to enjoy at your own timing. The fishing villages of Llanes, Ribadesella and Lastres, the wild beaches of Torimbia,  Vega or Rodiles and the most representative pre-Romanesque buildings of the old kingdom of Asturias such as the “Conventín” de Valdedios or the monuments of mount Naranco in Oviedo.

Sea and mountain , ancient culture and gastronomy, discover it pedaling at your own timing

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Activity Diary

Activity Diary
Name Difficulty Distance Elevation
Day 1 - Reception at the hotel and information meeting
Day 2 - COLOMBRES-LLANES Low Difficulty 23 km 240 m
Day 3 - LLANES-RIBADESELLA Low Difficulty 30 km 150 m
Day 4 - RIBADESELLA-LASTRES Low Difficulty 26 km 350 m
Day 5 - LASTRES-VILLAVICIOSA Low Difficulty 24 km 370 m
Day 6 - VILLAVICIOSA-POLA DE SIERO-OVIEDO Low Difficulty 26 km 440 m
Total 129 km 1.550 m

Day 1 - Reception

Reception at the hotel and informative meeting. Delivery of materials and equipment, security measures, schedules and to deal with any questions that arise.

Day 2 - COLOMBRES-LLANES

23 km
240 m Elevation
Low Difficulty
Altimetría de Eastern coast and  pre-Romanesque

The ride sets off from Colombres, a small village known for its typical Indiana architecture.  The route follows the wild and spectacular coastline, a landscape of cliffs, beaches and small coastal settlements, leading to the beautiful fishing village of Llanes.

Day 3 - LLANES-RIBADESELLA

30 km
150 m Elevation
Low Difficulty
Altimetría de Eastern coast and  pre-Romanesque

Leaving Llanes the route winds its way past the some of the jewels of the Asturian coastline, exquisite coves and white sandy beaches.  Some of the best beaches include Niembro, Torimbia and of particular note is the Gulpiyuri beach, which rises up between the rocks a significant distance inland from the coast.  The route includes the Bufones de Pría (natural blow holes at the cliff top producing spectacular geyser like displays at high tide and in rough weather) and the day finishes in the spectacular town of Ribadesella.

Day 4 - RIBADESELLA-LASTRES

26 km
350 m Elevation
Low Difficulty
Altimetría de Eastern coast and  pre-Romanesque

Day 4 sets of in the direction of the Hamlet of Cuevas del agua where we literally cycle through a spectacular natural cave known as “La Cuevona”.  The ride continues back to the Cantabrian coast, passing popular surfing beaches such as La Vega as well as discovering numerous fossil remains from the Jurassic era.  The route passes via the Jurassic museum and finally reaches the impressive fishing town of Lastres, a town perched precariously on steeply sloping cliffs, overlooking the town´s natural harbour.

Day 5 - LASTRES-VILLAVICIOSA

24 km
370 m Elevation
Low Difficulty
Altimetría de Eastern coast and  pre-Romanesque

After Leaving Lastres the ride heads inland and joins the Camino de Santiago for the next two stages.  In this section of the journey we will discover rural Asturias, hamlets and villages with well preserved Roman churches and Hórreos (raised food storage buildings balanced on 4 stone columns).  The end of the route brings us to Villaviciosa, famous for being one of the principal towns of the cider region.  A great place to sample this typical local beverage and be surprised by the form in which it is served, combined with local gastronomic delicacies.

Day 6 - VILLAVICIOSA-POLA DE SIERO-OVIEDO

26 km
440 m Elevation
Low Difficulty
Altimetría de Eastern coast and  pre-Romanesque

The final stage of the journey takes us inland via country roads, passing by one of the most spectacular sites on the route, the convent of San Salvador de Valdedíos.  It is well worth taking the time to visit one of the pre-Romanic jewels of Asturias, “el Conventín”.  The route continues through a forested valley, rising to a high pass which opens up to the central valley of Asturias.  The route continues along the Camino de Santiago until reaching Pola de Siero where we shall finally put the bikes away and continue on to Oviedo by road (city traffic means that we do not advise cycling into Oviedo).

Oviedo is a city well set up for walking, there will be an opportunity to visit the historic centre, the setting for Clarín´s novel “La Regenta”, the Fontán market, the cathedral and various museums as well as some of the principal pre-Romanesque Asturian monuments.

Features

What is included

ü  Reception and explanatory meeting at the hotel of the activities to be carried out.

ü  Six nights in 4 star hotels or charming hotels in double rooms, with breakfast and dinner included, except the last night in Oviedo (only breakfast included).

ü  Transfer luggage between hotels.

ü  Bike rent.

ü  Transfer by vehicle from Pola de Siero to Oviedo in the last stage

ü  Bike Paradise Garmin tracks

Optional, not included

ü  Any changes in accommodation conditions.

What is not included

ü  Personal insurance or travel insurance.

ü  Air tickets, trains or others to Asturias.

ü  Hotel expenses additional to those described above.

Proposal

Prices

If you would like to obtain a quote for this route, select the start date and the number of participants.

If you don´t want to bring your own bicycle, or you want to try one of ours, select the model, indicate the number of bikes and the days that you will be using them. They will then be added to your reservation. You can see the models and rental prices in the section Bike Rent.

* Reference price for a group of 1 or more, according to season and availability. Prices include 21% VAT.

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Accommodation

Hotel NH Oviedo Principado

The NH Oviedo Principado hotel enjoys a privileged location to get to know Oviedo. Located opposite the historic University building, it is a few minutes from the historic centre of Oviedo, with its cathedral and Plaza del Fontan.

Hotel with safe bike storage facilities.

* Accommodations are subject to availability

Hotel La Palma de Llanes

This luxurious hotel is located in the tourist resort of Llanes.

Suitable for children, it has laundry and room service, restaurant, outdoor pool ...

* Accommodations are subject to availability