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After years of experience in the area, we have a selection of the most suitable hotels, restaurants and activities for each type of client.
Whatever your travel profile, we can adjust the duration and intensity of the walks: from quiet family walks to demanding high mountain challenges.
- We propose a trip through the heart of Asturias: from bear territory high in the Cordillera to the wild waves of the Cantabrian Sea coast
More about Asturias (Spain)
In Asturias, there are regal mountains populated by wild bears and an untamed coastline full of beautiful beaches. There are mountain villages anchored in time and some of the most beautiful fishing villages in Spain. But there is also very rich gastronomy famous for the quality of the raw materials from the sea, orchards, and mountains, as well as a rich history with abundant pre-Romanesque traces and culture with a significant Celtic influence.
More about this tour
If you enjoy solo hiking but need a little help and assistance, self-guided hiking vacations are perfect. You'll be free to wander through stunning scenery at your own pace, with information and recommendations on routes. Enjoy a trip at your own pace and the benefits of a tour: expert advice and selected accommodation.
The Home of The Brown Bear
Surrounded by other beautiful Natural Parks, the Somiedo Natural Park is a highly interesting natural area declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. It is located in the southwestern part of Asturias (Northern Spain), in the Cantabrian Mountains, and extends for five large valleys covering an area of 283 km².
Its great scenic appeal, glacial influence and with a notable variation in altitude, is made up of forests and meadows that give shelter to Brown Bears, Wolves, Deer, and other mammals, as well as a multitude of bird species such as the Golden Eagle, and also amphibians, reptiles and insects.
The itineraries of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze packages are identical in terms of activities and visits in the heart of Asturias. They differ only in the level and experience of accommodation.
Guests selecting the Gold Accommodation Package will relax in the region's most beautiful and exclusive accommodations: former palaces converted into boutique hotels and award-winning accommodations featuring spas and gastronomic experiences.
Silver accommodations are well-located and equipped rural hotels and focus on an optimal quality-price ratio.
Bronze accommodations are well-equipped rural houses focusing on Asturian hospitality and more intimate experiences.
Although the mountain hiking routes are generally easy and affordable for all levels with a minimum of previous experience and physical fitness, Exploring Spain has qualified high and medium mountain guides who can accompany you on your routes through the mountains in the heart of Asturias.
Horseback riding experience
Although the horseback riding routes of our itinerary are always guided, we can adapt their lenght and intensity depending on your previous riding experience.
Can you imagine what it would be like to spend a night outdoors in the middle of the mountains of Somiedo? A night experience of mountains, sky, and stars. You will have at your disposal: a bag, bivouac cover, inflatable mattress, mat, pillow, and sheet. And we will have binoculars and spotting scopes for wildlife observation, and we will teach you how to use them. Dinner and breakfast are, of course, included.
The weather in Asturias is quite unpredictable and changeable, so it is essential to be prepared for all kinds of conditions.
The material is also conditioned by the different environments (mountains, rivers, and beaches) nd the various sports practiced (hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and surfing).
- Attack backpack (20 / 25 L)
- Hiking boots (low or mid-calf recommended).
- Trekking poles (optional)
- Long hiking trousers
- Sweatshirt and/or fleece
- Thermal shirt (first layer). A spare change
- Waterproof jacket
- Extra socks
- Hat & Sun protection cream
- Swimming suit
- Rash guard (optional)
- River slippers
- Head lamp
- External batteries (Phone)
- Water canteen
- Multi-purpose knife
- First aid kit and essential toiletries
Very important to carry out just indispensable materials and clothing to walk at ease. You would not need to take food supplies, and clothing can be hand-wash daily. We recommend backpack weight between 6 to 10 kg.
No need for a sleeping bag, but a silk or cotton sheet bag was requested.