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Asturias getaway
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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Man & Biosphere Family Cycling Walking
price from € 390
Asturias getaway

Asturias getaway

Bear's Trail

  • Wonderful walks and easy cycling routes
  • Interesting cultural visits such as the Teverga Prehistory Museum
  • Small nature reserve with two resident European brown bears
  • Friendly villages and beautiful farmland
  • Fresh local products: artisan cheeses, free-range meats, apple cider
 
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Route

Start: Teverga          Finish: Teverga

Day 1: Arrival in Asturias
Day 2: Walking along Somiedo Natural Park
Day 3: On bike on La Senda del Oso
Day 4: End of the program

Day 1:    Arrival in Asturias

Arrival in the last village of the valley of Teverga, in the limit of the Natural Park Las Ubiñas- La Mesa, in Somiedo. Accommodation in doble room at a charming hotel, where substantial tasty food is served at an affordable price. If you arrive early, you can visit the Romanesque Collegiate Church of Saint Peter of Teverga, dating from the XI century and located opposite the hotel. It is worth visiting its recently restored cloisters and the presence of a  mummy within the church. 

Day 2:    Walking along Somiedo Natural Park

Today we are heading to Somiedo’s Valley, where Spain’s largest brown bear population is located, protected against poachers and curious tourists. 

Today in the morning you will make a route with an official guide specialized in nature that will show you the way of life of the bears and the curiosities of the Cantabrian ecosystems where they live. Maybe you will get to see some track or hair. The guided tour is in English. The transfer to the beginning of the route is not included but the guide will manage the taxi that must be paid by the client directly to the taxi driver.

Day 3:    On bike on La Senda del Oso

If you did not spot any brown bear yesterday, today you have the chance to see them in captivity on the sides of this “Bear's Trail” ('Senda del Oso'), which takes you past a small reserve where two Asturian brown bears have been raised in captivity in a desperate attempt to increase the native (bear) population. 

You can choose from an easy route downstream or a more interesting one on mountain bike.  The transfer to the staring point of the route is included but from Santo Adriano, where the bike rental shop is located. We can also visit the Teverga Prehistory Park, placed mainly in natural caves with replicas of famous primitive cave paintings. The tour includes a guide in Spanish but we can hire audio guides in English.  

Day 4:    End of the program

After a delicious breakfast, the program comes to an end.

accommodation
Hotel La Posta del Camín Real-San Martín de Teverga
Hotel La Posta del Camín Real (San Martín de Teverga)
practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April and October.

The nearest airport to get to Teverga is Asturias-Oviedo airport (OVI)

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 3 nights at a ** hotel on B&B basis
  • Visit by the guides of the Brown Bear Foundation in Somiedo
  • 1 day bike tour along La Senda del Oso with transfer to the starting point included (Bike rental shop)
  • Deailed description and map of the walking route (San Lorenzo Pass)

Not included

  • The rest of meals
  • Transfers from and along the Bear Path
  • Transfers from and to the bike rental shop
  • Tickets for the Prehistory Park in Teverga and the Romanesque Collegiate Church 
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