Discover the Lakes of Covadonga, the Sanctuary of the Virgin and Cangas de Onís to understand the true beauty of this natural paradise. Experience this gorgeous land and don't miss the chance to see one of the best places in the country.
Children under 6
Our trip will start early in the morning, when we’ll leave our meeting point in Oviedo to head to Gijón and pick up the rest of the group. If you are staying in Gijón, we also have an excursion to the Lakes of Covadonga from Gijón, so don't miss the chance to visit this wonderful place!
We will get to the Lakes as soon as possible, since early in the morning is, without a doubt, the best time to enjoy nature in all its splendour. We will go up to the best viewpoints to enjoy an unbeatable panoramic vision of Lakes Ercina and Enol.
Our guide will explain the park, its mountains and all the curiosities that make of this one of the main attractions of Asturias. The spectacular views of the surroundings will leave you breathless.
Our next stop will be the Basilica of Covadonga, this sanctuary was built between 1877 and 1901 in a neo-Romanesque style. Once in there, the guide will explain the origin of Don Pelayo and the beginning of the Reconquista, a story that every Asturian know and is considered to be the beginning of the peninsula as we know it today.
At our stop at the sanctuary, we’ll see the cave of the Virgin of Covadonga. This place is where the tomb of King Pelayo and the statue of the ‘Santina’ -as the locals call her- are located. The Virgin, famous for being merciful, is made of polychrome wood, with sweet features, she holds the child and a golden rose. She disappeared during the civil war, but was found in 1939 at the Spanish embassy in France.
The Virgin is also known as an adaptation of the regional cult that was in the region before christianism took over, since paganism was strong in the region. Before the Virgin of Covadonga was standing there, the locals used to pray to a divinity known as “Deva”, usually associated with the water, which makes a lot of sense if you consider the gorgeous natural place that the sanctuary is located in.
Our stop for lunch will be in Cangas de Onís. Here you can enjoy a complete menu in a typical Asturian restaurant, but fret not, we will accompany you there so you can try the main dishes of local cuisine, which is one of the best attractive of this region: Their food. We highly recommend you don't miss the chase to try their typical dishes, such as Fabada, Cachopu, Cabritu Guisáu or Asturian cod.
If you prefer to, you’ll have two free hours to roam freely and eat as you please. For that, we will recommend the most interesting places, such as the Roman bridge, which dates from the Early Middle Ages and is one of the most representative images of the community. After this stop, we will go back to Oviedo so you can enjoy a good rest.
Don’t miss this chance to discover one of the most magical places in the region, and try the best local food there is. What else can you want? Book now and experience Asturias!
- 11 hours aprox
- From 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. we will make a stop in Cangas de Onís so that you can eat
- Guide in Spanish
- Round trip transportation
- Access to The Lakes valued at €9/person
- First course
- Second course
- Water and Wine
The visit is conducted in English
Complete menu composed of:
Children, half menu
Cancellation is free and free of charge up to 24 hours before the activity. If you cancel with less time, arrive late or do not show up, no refund will be offered