MADRID 50ºF - 55ºF - LERMA 50ºF - 50ºF - SANTILLANA DEL MAR 57ºF - 59ºF - ARENAS DE CABRALES 59ºF - 59ºF - COVADONGA 73ºF - 73ºF - CANGAS DE ONIS 55ºF - 55ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.We left Madrid and head to the monumental Castilian town of LERMA, with time for a coffee. We will continue northwards until we reach Cantabria. A dizzying descent through dreamy valleys will take us near the coast, to the well-known city of SANTILLANA DEL MAR, one of the most beautiful medieval historical-artistic sites in Spain. After visiting the city and having lunch, we will continue towards Asturias Region, heading to Cares River Valley, whose crystalline waters carved into the mountain a gorge of immense beauty. Surrounded by this exuberant nature, we will make a stop at ARENAS DE CABRALES, capital of the cheese of the same name. In our visit to a typical Cave-Cheese Factory (included) we will learn the cheese production process and we will taste its particular flavour. Our journey will take us to one of the most representative places in Asturias: the SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF COVADONGA, where the cave of the Virgin awaits us. Also, this is the starting place of the Christian Reconquest headed by don Pelayo, who in 722 defeated the Muslims which had advanced from the south. Accommodation in CANGAS DE ONÍS, the former first capital of Asturias Region. We will enjoy its lively streets and its beautiful Roman origin bridge.
CANGAS DE ONIS 55ºF - 55ºF - RIBADESELLA 63ºF - 63ºF - LA GRIEGA BEACH - LASTRES VIEWPOINT - AVILES 61ºF - 63ºF - CUDILLERO 61ºF - 63ºF - VIDIO CAPE - RIBADEO 57ºF - 57ºF
We start the day by travelling along the river Sella, famous for its international kayaking descent. At the outflow of the river is located RIBADESELLA a beautiful coastal town. After a relaxed walk with our guide along the mythological port route and the old town, we will continue towards the LA GRIEGA BEACH. Here we will discover real dinosaur footprints from millions of years ago. Later, we will visit the spectacular San Roque Belvedere, in the picturesque village of LASTRES, where we can get a beautiful photo-memory of the Sueve Mountain Range and its green coast. Passing through the cider region we will arrive at AVILÉS City. Time for a photo at Niemeyer Centre and walk through its surprising and restored old quarter, wandering around its streets with arcades and its squares with galleries. After a short drive, we will reach CUDILLERO fisher´s village, with its labyrinthine streets and colourful houses adapted to the cliff face. We can have lunch in one of its restaurants and taste fresh Cantabrian Sea delicacies. In the afternoon we will stop at VIDIO CAPE, which offers one of the best views of the Asturian coast and its cliffs, extending up to the Galicia Region. Once crossed the Eo estuary we will discover, in its enviable location RIBADEO. Accommodation in this city with many elegant buildings and good octopus in its restaurants!
RIBADEO 57ºF - 57ºF - FIGUERAS CHAPEL - NAVIA 57ºF - 57ºF - CASTRO DE COAÑA - ONETA WATERFALLS - LUARCA - GIJON 61ºF - 63ºF - OVIEDO 57ºF - 61ºF
Our day starts at the other side of the Eo River with a brief photo stop at the CHAPEL OF THE GOOD TRIP. We will arrive at NAVIA, at the riverside, which has examples of American-Indians architecture representative of the past emigration to America. We will visit another magical place: the CASTRO DE COAÑA, an important architectural legacy left by one of the tribes that conquered all Europe: the Celts. (entrance included, closed Monday and Tuesday) Our morning continues to ONETA WATERFALLS, among leafy forests and small villages of traditional architecture featured by slate roofs and granite walls. A short walk to the first waterfall will immerse us in an idyllic setting. The water strength resulting from its 20 metres fall were used for milling, as we will see by visiting the interior of a nearby mill. Time for lunch at LUARCA town, a white architecture enclave that was the birthplace of our Medicine Nobel Prize Mr. Severo Ochoa. We will visit the bustling GIJON: panoramic tour by the beautiful San Lorenzo Beach and a walk through its old fisher´s quarter. We will finish this unforgettable day in the Asturian capital: OVIEDO. A city embraced by majestic mountains, with a beautiful and perfectly preserved historical-artistic centre. We will get an idea of its magnificence through a panoramic tour on the way to our accommodation. Time to stroll around the old town. You will be captivated by its squares and sculptures. Unmissable is the atmosphere of Gascona Street and its Cider Bars. Let´s try the typical drink from Asturias: Cider!
OVIEDO 57ºF - 61ºF - BEAR PATH - PROAZA 59ºF - 61ºF - BERMIEGO 54ºF - 55ºF - COBERTORIA PORT - POLA DE LENA 57ºF - 59ºF - PAJARES PORT - URUEÑA 52ºF - 55ºF - MADRID 50ºF - 55ºF
Today we will visit the famous BEAR´S TRAIL starting from the medieval bridge of Villanueva and arriving at the enclosure of the bears "Paca y Tola". With a bit of luck, we will see them! After a brief stop in the traditional village of PROAZA, we will ascend to one of the most authentic villages in the whole region: BERMIEGO. We will see its houses with flowery corridors, its old "hórreos" or "paneras" (typical granary store), and the Grandfather, a Teixo tree (yew) which is said to be 2000 years old. Later on, at the HIGH OF COBERTORIA, we will walk to one of the dolmens of the Ubiñas Park megalithic complex, which is also a Biosphere Reserve. We will leave Asturias crossing the mythical PAJARES PASS. Next to the Parador de Turismo (luxury hotel network located in historic buildings) we will make a photo-stop and have lunch. On the way to Madrid we will visit URUEÑA, the Book Town, a typical Castilian village with a medieval wall from which we can see the beautiful historical and natural region of “Land of Fields” said Tierras de Campos. Arrival in Madrid. End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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