Travel to Asturias: useful information and recommended itineraries

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Located in the northernmost part of Spain, the Principality of Asturias stands out for its strong identity and natural beauty. The region bathed by the Cantabrian Sea is little known to most tourists: it is easy to move from Italy to the most famous Spanish destinations, such as Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia. In fact, in this part of the Iberian Peninsula, known as Green Spain, it is possible to have a very special experience, discovering different places far from the chaos and nightlife typical of Spanish cities. Oviedo, Guijòn, LLanes, Alivès, are just some of the most beautiful places in Asturias.

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Index

  1. Travel informed: useful information, safety and necessary documents
  2. Where it is
  3. 7-day itinerary: journey through the Natural Reserves of Asturias
  4. 7-day itinerary: relaxation on the most beautiful beaches in Asturias
  5. Do it yourself Asturias: flights, costs, best time and tips
  6. User questions and comments
  7. Request a personalized quote

Travel informed: useful information, safety and necessary documents

  • Capital: Oviedo
  • Languages: Spanish and Asturian
  • Local currency: euro (€)
  • Weather: oceanic type, cool and humid, average temperature in winter 7 °, average temperature in summer 20 °
  • Entry requirements: identity card valid for expatriation or a valid passport
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where it is

    The region of Asturias is located in the northern part of Spain, borders Cantabria to the east, Galicia to the west, Castile and Léon to the south, while the Cantabrian Sea to the north.



    7-day itinerary: journey through the Natural Reserves of Asturias

    1. First day: arrival at the airport of Asturias and accommodation in Oviedo; overnight stay
    2. Second day: visit to the city of Oviedo, historic center, Cathedral of the Holy Savior, Museum of Fine Arts; overnight in Oviedo
    3. Third day: day trip and visit to the Biosphere Nature Reserve, Las Ubiñas-La Mesa and the Somiedo Natural Park; return to Oviedo and overnight
    4. Fourth day: transfer to Covadonga (80 km); visit to the village, the Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary and the Covadonga Lakes; overnight in Covadonga.
    5. Fifth day: day trip and visit to the Ponga Nature Reserve and the Picos Europa National Park; return to Covadonga and overnight
    6. Sixth day: transfer to Cades (80 km); during the journey stop at the Defile of the Hermida SPAs Nature Reserve; arrival in Cades, accommodation in hotel and overnight
    7. Seventh day: transfer to Santander (Cantabria, 75 km), city tour and return to Italy from Santander airport

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 550,00
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    7-day itinerary: relaxation on the most beautiful beaches in Asturias

    1. First day: arrival at the airport of Asturias and accommodation in Cudillero; overnight stay
    2. Second day: visit to the Playa de Aguilar and the city of Cudillero, the Cudillero lighthouse, the port and the Playa de la Corbera and trip to the famous Playa del Silencio; overnight in Cudillero.
    3. Third day: transfer to Avilés (25 km); city ​​tour, historic center, Sabugo church, Valdés Palace, Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Center, Salinas beach; overnight in Avilés
    4. Fourth day: transfer to Gijòn (28 km); visit of the city, the Plaza Major, the Museum of the Asturian People, the Atlantic Botanical Garden and the Gijòn Aquarium; overnight stay in Gijòn
    5. Fifth day: transfer to Llanes (90 km); visit of the city, the historic center and the coast, the Playa de Ballota; overnight in Llanes
    6. Sixth day: day trip, visit to Playa de Cobijero, Playa de la Franca and Grotta del Pindal; return to Llanes and overnight
    7. Seventh day: departure for the city of Santander (Cantabria, 90 km) and return flight to Italy from the Santander airport

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 650,00
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    Do it yourself Asturias: flights, costs, best time and tips

    The best time to travel to the Principality of Asturias is the summer, since from July to September the climate is particularly favorable, with maximum temperatures up to 22 ° and the cost of airline tickets starts from € 100,00.
    In the low season, however, from November to March around, ticket costs go down to € 60,00, but in this case it must be considered that although the cold is not harsh, rainfall is frequent.

    For an even more impressive experience in this portion of Green Spain, it's preferable stay in some rural house and rent a car to move freely. In fact, in the region, tourist facilities in recent times are making a great effort to welcome those visitors curious to know the natural wonders of Asturias in a comfortable and special way.



    • Minimum period for a tour in Asturias: 7 days
    • Recommended cities for base: Oviedo, Guijòn, Avilès, Llanes
    • Getting around: the best way to visit the most beautiful areas of Asturias, from Natural Parks to the most remote and wild beaches, is by car, to be rented at the arrival airport. The main cities are also connected by bus (single fare from € 4,00) and taxi. Another interesting choice is to travel aboard tourist trains, such as the Transcantábrico, which stops at the main places of interest
    • Flights: in the Asturias region there is only one airport which is dedicated to purely domestic flights. So from Italy it is possible to make a stopover in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, or land in Santander (Cantabria) and then reach Oviedo by train (tickets starting from € 20,00, duration 3 h). Flights from € 150,00 -
    • Accommodations and accommodations: Asturias offers different types of accommodation, from classic b & bs to luxury hotels, up to beautiful and comfortable Rural Houses, where you will have a total immersion in the vivid nature that characterizes this region. Hotel and b & b starting from € 56,00 per room -

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