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Asturias getaway 'Bears Trail'
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price in double room from: € 306
Asturias getaway 'Bears Trail'

Asturias getaway 'Bears Trail'

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
Map routes in Somiedo and Las Ubiñas Asturias
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Start: Teverga          Finish: Teverga

Day 1: Arrival in Asturias
Day 2: Walking along Somiedo Natural Park
Day 3: Cycling along the `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, and Somiedo. Accommodatio 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 San Pedro de Teverga (11th century). Particularly interesting are the completely renovated cloisters and the “Mummies of Teverga”.

Day 2:    Walking along Somiedo Natural Park

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

Today in the morning you will hike 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:    Cycling along the `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'), a car-free bike path that follows the route of an old miners' railway and that 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.

'standard' hotels
Hotel Rural Alesga (San Salvador de Alesga)
Hotel Rural Alesga *** (San Salvador de Alesga)

There is something different about this accommodation. It is very welcoming, with a beautiful decoration and transmiting the charms of nature and rural world; the special feeling is also related with the musical sound of the river that run near it. With 7 rooms very carefully decorated, each with a different personality, combining tradition and modernity.

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)

Flying into Asturias airport (OVD) 

From the Oviedo-Asturias airport, you get a bus to Oviedo central bus station in the city centre. The journey takes 45 minutes and costs about 8,50€ p.p. Do NOT get the bus to Gijón / Aviles.

From Oviedo central bus station, you can take a bus to Teverga. The transport by bus to Teverga is with Transportes Bimenes, SL, departing from Oviedo train station, BUT be aware that it only runs on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are travelling in summer, it is a good idea to purchase your tickets well in advance. 

Optional airport transfers are available and must be arranged in advance. Please request these services at the time of booking. Rates will depend on your arrival time and airport.


By car

If you are driving to Teverga from Oviedo, you take N- 634, direction west (not to Santander). Continue on this road until you take the exit to road AS- 228 direction Trubia. Then continue on this road to get to your destination in San Martín de Teverga. The hotel is located in the town´s main square.


For the bike route in Senda del Oso we have bicycles of different sizes, man, woman, child and tandems as well as baby carriers and chairs.

Btt man and woman

Models: Conor Mountain MTB and MMR

Sizes from From 1.50m to 2.00m. Acera and altus shimano group, 24 speeds. Suntour suspension forks. Disc brakes and 27.5 wheels



Model: Conor Lady

Size S, Aluminum Frame. Shimano Altus Group. 21 speeds. Suspension fork. Ideal bicycle for people who do not usually ride a bicycle and need safety to get off



Children bikes 24 ", 20" and 18 "

Model: Conor Afx.

For boys and girls. 24 "bikes with 21 speeds and suspension fork, 20" bicycles with 7 speeds. 18 "bicycles without gears


GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 3 nights at a ** hotel on B&B basis
  • Guided nature walk in Somiedo
  • 1 day bike tour along La Senda del Oso with transfer to the starting point included (Bike rental shop)

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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