From the awe-inspiring mountains of the Picos de Europa to the remote wilds of the Western Highlands where bears, deer and wild cats roam free, Asturias is truly a nature-lover’s delight.

Here the mountains come right down to the dramatic, unspoilt coastline with quaint fishing villages, cliff-top walks and a smorgasbord of picture-postcard beaches to suit every taste.  This marriage of sea and mountains, combined with a deep respect for traditional ways, is reflected in the local cuisine where hearty bean stews and meat dishes sit alongside seafood delicacies and can be enjoyed with delicious local cider or the amazing, little-known wines of Cangas del Narcea.

Run through by the Camino de Santiago, and at one time the last bastion of Christianity in the peninsular, Asturias has an immense heritage with a wealth of vestiges from pre-historic, Celtic and Roman times as well as its famous collection of pre-Romanesque churches.

  • Tour Highlights:
  • Magnificent Picos de Europa National Park
  • Oviedo with its pre-romanesque architecture
  • Dinosaur coast – Jurassic Museum & fossil footprints
  • Rugged unspoilt coastline – beaches to suit all tastes
  • Bear spotting in the wild Western Highlands
  • Delicious Asturian cider, wonderful wines in the west
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£700 p/p

* Indicative mid-season price for 7 nights (including car hire – flights not included) in our suggested hotels. Ferry-drive based on 2 people from £850 p.p. for 7 nights.

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Day 1 & 2 – Asturias: Picos & Dinosaur Coast

  • Picos de Europa soaring directly above the coast
  • Mirador del Fito – the best view of the Picos & the coast
  • Jurassic footprints by the beaches
  • Canoe down the Sella or get out on a fishing boat
  • Oviedo’s fine Pre-Romanesque architecture
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Day 4 & 5 – Western Asturian Highlands

  • Bear spotting, deer and wild cats in Asturias’ wildest corner
  • Spectacular scenery in the Somiedo Valley
  • Virgin native woodlands in Muniellos Nature Park
  • Fine wines from the Cangas del Narcea DOC
  • Traditional farming and local crafts alongside a rich mining legacy
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Day 6 & 7 – Western Coastal Asturias

  • Cudillero & Luarca; pretty fishing villages to explore
  • Beautiful beaches & breathtaking cliff-top coastal walks
  • Celtic tradition; bagpipes and ancient settlements
  • Pre-Romanesque churches & the ancient capital of Pravia
  • Futuristic Niemeyer Centre in historic Avilés
Accommodation options

The itinerary includes the following:

  • Accommodation in our listed hotels – 2 sharing 1 std. double ensuite, B&B
  • Economy 4dr car hire
  • or ferry crossings with Brittany Ferries (car + 2 berth interior cabin)
  • Guide book to Northern Spain
  • Personal Travel App including highlights, weather forecast and restaurant suggestions for all areas en-route
  • Instructions to find all accommodation

Not included:

  • Flights – but we are able to advise
  • One-way car hire charges, where applicable (see your quote email)
  • The following car hire extras – these can be added at pick-up point
    • extra driver
    • child seats
    • GPS
  • Garage parking where applicable (mostly city stops) – please ask us about parking charges

Getting there

A circular route, this itinerary has excellent access by air and sea:

    • Flight connections from-to:
      • Stansted: Santander and Oviedo with Ryanair
      • Gatwick: Bilbao with BA
      • Manchester: Bilbao with Easyjet or Vueling
      • Dublin: Santander with Ryanair / Bilbao with Aer Lingus
      • Edinburgh; Santander with Ryanair


  • Ferry: if you wish to bring your own car, classic car or motorbike we can include the ferry crossings as part of the package


Getting around

For passengers travelling by air we will include a hire car as part of the package. Normally we include a 4 door economy class car but please let us know if you would like something different.

For those coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle but in either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at each hotel, complete with GPS, as well as a map of the area

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