Start: Teverga Finish: Teverga
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.
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.
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.
After a delicious breakfast, the program comes to an end.
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.