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Lakes of Covadonga

Lakes of Covadonga: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Oviedo: Covadonga Lakes and Cangas de Onís Bus Day Trip

1. From Oviedo: Covadonga Lakes and Cangas de Onís Bus Day Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Spain on a guided day trip from Oviedo in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus. Travel to a viewpoint overlooking the lakes of Covadonga, dive into local history at the Basilica of Covadonga, and stop to purchase lunch in Cangas de Onís. Meet your guide in centrally-located meeting point in Oviedo. Sit back and relax on a spacious bus on the ride to the Entrelagos viewpoint to enjoy unbeatable panoramic views of the Ercina and Enol lakes. Learn details about the Picos de Europa National Park from your guide.  Continue to the Basilica of Covadonga, which was built between 1877 and 1901 in the neo-Romanesque style. Hear about the origin of Don Pelayo and the beginning of the time of reconquest, a story that every Asturian boasts about.  Find out where the expression "Asturias is Spain and the rest is conquered land" comes from. See the cave of the Virgin of Covadonga, where the tomb of King Pelayo is located. Admire the wooden Virgin Mary statue which holds a child and a golden rose. Stop for lunch in Cangas de Onís, a city full of typical Asturian food establishments where you can buy a refreshing local cider. Enjoy the Asturian drink to the fullest, without worrying about driving. Have two hours of free time to eat or explore the local area on your own. Get recommendations on sites to see like the Roman bridge which dates back to the High Middle Ages. Return to the meeting point in Oviedo early in the evening.

From Santander: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

2. 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. The last stop of the day is Santillana del Mar. Wander through one of the most charming towns of Cantabria and marvel at its unique cultural heritage. After the visit, return to Santander by bus.

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What people are saying about Lakes of Covadonga

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 68 reviews

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.

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

As always, Get tour guide has not let us down. We have spent a great day, discovering new corners, new landscapes, learning a lot from everything the guide has told us. To repeat!!!

Preciosa excursión.Las vistas de Covadonga desde lo alto de los picos de Europa .Los lagos son muy bonitos .

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