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From Cangas de Onis: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

From Cangas de Onis: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

From US$ 32.72 per person

Experience mountainous terrain in the north of Spain with this guided tour from Cangas de Onis. Learn natural and political history while visiting Lake Ercina and the tomb of King Pelayo.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Admire panoramic views of glacially fed lakes in the Cantabrian Mountains
  • Visit the tomb of Asturias's founder, King Pelayo, in Santa Cueva de Covadonga
  • Admire the Covadonga Basilica which was built with stone cut from the mountains
  • Hear the story of the Santina that disappeared during the Spanish Civil War
  • Discover Asturian specialties at restaurants and cideries in Cangas de Onis
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Combine history, cuisine, and natural splendor during this guided day trip in Asturias. Discover alpine viewpoints in the Lagos de Covadonga park. Learn Asturias’s origins at the Holy Cave of Covadonga. Sample regional dishes at one of the restaurants in Cangas de Onis. 

Start your tour on the private bus winding through a valley between high mountain ridges. Pass by small villages on the way up to Entrelagos viewpoint. From there, snap a photo of Lake Enol and Lake Ercina. The calm waters act as a mirror for the surrounding mountains.

Backtrack to the valley and nearby Covadonga Basilica. Outside the front doors, listen to your guide’s tales of local history. From there, follow along to the Santa Cueva de Covadonga. According to legend, King Pelayo hid there from his enemies. Now the cave holds his tomb.

After returning to Cangas de Onis, take time to wander the town and find some lunch. Many of the restaurants specialize in Asturian cuisine. The region is also well known for its apple cider. Sample different varieties at a cidery. Chat with your guide for some recommendations.

  • Guide
  • Ticket to Lagos de Covadonga
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round trip transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack

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

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4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Esmeralda was a sensational guide, the day of our tour, four people arrived 25 minutes late and we had to go to the lakes, one of the people who arrived late, reproached Esmeralda for no reason, that they had not been expected, she was very cordial He apologized and commented that all the rest of the bus had arrived on time, and we could not leave so late, he behaved 10. The explanations during the journey were sensational, including husks that made the trip through winding roads very enjoyable and pleasant . The time to see both the Lakes and the area of the Church of Covadonga is sufficient. There was even enough to have a cider in the two places after sightseeing. A highly recommended and fun trip, where you can take a first contact with the Picos de Europa National Park.

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August 20, 2022

A very pleasant excursion with many beautiful things to visit. It would be convenient if two people go together to place them on the bus together since we had to go separately and there were people who went alone and could get together.

August 9, 2022

Fue ideal la visita ideal. El guía de 10, el trato excepcional, muy amena, y llena de datos que de otra manera no habríamos tenido.

November 17, 2022


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