Activities

There's a wide range of activities to do around here. Whether you just want to watch the time go by seated in the comfortable covered porch, cuddled around the chimney or on the contrary you could enter the house just to sleep. Here we listed some of our personal favorite activities for you.

Mountain paths and hiking

The surroundings are made up by pure mountains, valleys and mountain passes. Here we'll list some examples of routes you could walk. However, when making your reservation, you can ask for an expert guide of the areaa ciprianolopez1969@hotmail.es , who will help you to fully enjoy and understand the Asturian mountains.

A walk through La Molina:

La Molina is located at less than 20km from Camarmeña. There's a path senda del río Casaño that will take you between old age trees, mainly oaks and chestnut trees, with a low difficulty level and an estimated duration of 3 hours.

Cares route from Poncebos:

At Camarmeña's foot, there is, without any doubt, the most popular hiking path of Asturias. It goes on until the Leonese village Cain, following a stone-carved path of the impressive mountain pass of the river Cares. ). It takes about 8 hours, go and return, adding up to 24km approximately. It is a low difficulty hike in terms of height meters, but a medium difficulty hike in terms of distance.

To Bulnes following the Canal del Tejo:

Bulnes is a village of only 20 inhabitants. It is renowned for its intricate access, its beautiful meadows and for being the starting point of the ascent to Naranjo de Bulnes or Picu Urriellu, one of the alpinist's most liked peaks.

Consider this visit obligatory. There are two ways to get to Bulnes, you either walk the Canal del Tejo or you mount in funicular railway. Both options start in Poncebos. The typical visit consist of going up by the funicular (about €21/adult) and walking down to the starting point, following the Tejo canal. The descent takes about two hours and isn't very difficult, therefore you can enjoy even more the marvelous landscapes.

 

Basic recommendations:

1.- Organize your hike and consult the weather predictions..
2.- Make sure to wear good shoes. You won't be walking on firm soil all the time so prefer trekking boots over sneakers.
3.- Take along enough water. Lots of paths won't have a lot of shade. Walking in the sun for kilometers always involves a risk of dehydration
4.- Some food. It's important to carry along enough food to get some energy and avoid hitting the wall or fainting. Nuts and raisins are an ideal addition to your sandwich
5.- Always be aware of your limits and avoid taking any risks.

The Cabrales Cheese Museum.

This area is particularly renowned for its artisanal cheese. If you want to know more about this product you should visit the special cave that houses the Cabrales Cheese Museum. There they will explain, in guided tours, the history of this product with Protected Designation of Origin. At the end of this 45-minute visit there will be a cheese tasting. This is a quick visit that you could do in just one morning, since the Cabrales Cheese Museum is on the road to Arenas de Cabrales at just a couple of minutes from Camarmeña.

The east of Asturias, beaches and places of interest

Llanes, the turist jewell of Asturias


At a few km you can find the village Llanes, famous for its fabulous beaches. There are sandy beaches like Guadalmía, Cuevas del Mar, San Antolín, and the enigmatic Gulpiyuri beach. ,los bufones de Pría, are also worth a visit, they're declared a natural monument. At high tide, the water passes under the ground before coming out forcefully some meters further from the coast. At low tide, the receding water sound like snorts, thus explaining the popular name 'bufones'. It's possible to take a swim in Llanes in the morning, have lunch in Arenas de Cabrales, and, to digest your lunch, go up walking to Bulnes. Sea and mountain go hand in hand in this East-Asturian area.

Ribadesella, canoes and La Cuevona
Ribadesella is a beautiful town, easy to walk around and with an excellent lodging offer. It's very popular because it's the finish of the Descenso Internacional del Sella (a world-famous canoe race). Moreover, it offers its visitors some interesting places like the cave paintings of Cueva de Tito Bustillo,or the ascent to the Ermita de la Guía, with breathtaking views of the Cantabrian coast and the Asturian interior. There's another picturesque corner at only a few kilometers from the town, less well-known but of an unmatched beauty: the village La Cuevona de Cuevas, You enter by car through a cave, pierced through the earth by a creek parallel to the road. It's a really spectacular natural sight, don't miss out on it.

The Covadonga lakes and Cangas de Onís


The Sella river springs in the Picos de Europa and in the town of Cangas de Onís you can find the ideal setting to enjoy it. The town has a wide offer of active tourism activities like canoeing, canyoning, horseback rides, quad rides, etc. Its 'Roman' bridge, which is actually medieval, its remarkable church and marketplace are an ideal starting point to get closer to the Santuario de la Virgen de Covadonga, which surprises traveler with its erect verticality and impressive location.
After paying tribute to the saint, Asturia's patron, you only have to go up to the Enol and Ercina lakes. following the winding road. The road's access depends on the time of the year. It's possible that you have to go up by bus from Cangas de Onís.

¿Oviedo or Gijón?

There's a popular rivalry between these two Asturian cities. The most typical question is "which did you like best in Asturias, Oviedo or Gijon?" To be able to answer this question fairly you should simply visit both: they're very walkable and have a broad touristic and cultural offer.

The historical centre of Asturian capital Oviedo surprises with the excellent state it's in and its numerous picturesque corners like for example Plaza del Fontán.The cathedral square is of an exceptional beauty. You can take a picture with the popular statue of La Regenta and get some cider culines on the famous Gascona boulevard. Take a stroll around Campo San Francisco and end your visit going up the Naranco, where you can visit pre-roman monuments and on clear days you can see Gijón.

In Gijón they're very proud of their Asturian and Chigre (Cider bars) culture, there are numerous "cider areas" like El Llano, La Arena, Cimadevilla. In the latter you should visit Plaza del Llavaderu. Gijón is the summer capital of Asturias. Its cultural offer and the people's openness make it an ideal place for foreigners. Its seafront is like an enormous balcony overlooking the Cantabrian sea. You could lose yourself in Cimadevilla, the fishermen's quarter, or climb the Santa Catalina hill where you can see sculptur Chillida's 'Elogio al Horizonte' (Eulogy to the Horizon). Gijón is an obligatory visit, where tradition, avant-garde and its cosmopolitan character will seduce the visitor.

Going to or returning from Gijón or Oviedo, you could stop by the Nava Cider Museum, where they offer a practical and entertaining vision on the Asturian drink.

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