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From Gijón: Covadonga and Cangas de Onís Day Trip

From Gijón: Covadonga and Cangas de Onís Day Trip

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Visit one of the most beautiful natural parks in Spain on a day trip from Gijón. See the lakes of Covadonga and check out Cangas de Onís, one of the most picturesque places in the Asturias region.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • See the natural beauty of the glacial lakes of Covadonga and the national park
  • Learn about the history of Covadonga and Asturias from your guide
  • Discover the impressive stone masonry of the Basilica of Covadonga
  • Visit the sacred cave of the Virgin of Covadonga and admire the waterfall below
  • Taste authentic local cuisine and sip on Asturian cider
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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.

  • Guide
  • Ticket to Lagos de Covadonga
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Begoña. To avoid delays, please make sure to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. The guide cannot wait for latecomers due to the strict schedule of the itinerary. Look for the activity provider's guides with the Buendía Tours logo.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking
  • The activity is offered in Spanish with explanations in English (bilingual). If there are more than 6 participants, the tour will be offered with a guide in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Unmissable places on a trip to Asturias. Awesome nature. I would recommend spending less time in the national park (because most of the year it rains and you can't walk to enjoy the scenery, you spend an hour and a half waiting in the cafeteria or under an umbrella for the bus to leave) and having more time in Covadonga, because they only give one hour and the queue to enter the cave is quite long. In Cangas de Onís there is not much to see, the Church of the Cross is closed at that time; really it is only stopping to eat those two hours, half of which could be taken to spend more time in Covadonga. In Sidrería Ovetense the food is rich and of a good size. The Esmeralda guide gives very good information throughout the tour. It is advisable to bring an umbrella, waterproof clothing and shoes, a small towel, as well as an extra pair of socks to change into.

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September 29, 2022

A 10! Our tour guide was Ara, really nice, she was explaining typical things about Asturias to us while we were on the bus, and she cared about us, she made the excursion very fun and enjoyable. And the excursion to the Lakes of Covadonga is 100% recommended, it is one of the best things that Spain has to offer, incredible to see. Without a doubt, taking this excursion was a success.

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July 14, 2022

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

September 22, 2022

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