Guided Visits

How are the National Park guided visits organised?

Guided routes in Asturias

These are routes that are GUIDED and EXPLAINED by National Park guides. They are FREE, given in Spanish and are graded from easy to medium; they take place from Monday to Friday during July, August and September, except on the 8 September, which is “Asturias Day”. The groups are small, with a maximum of 20 and a minimum of 3 people per guide. Starting and end point: this is different for each route, but the starting point could be: The Lakes of Covadonga (Buferrera car park), Ercina Lake (Vega La Tiese car park) or Sotres (car park). View the document titled RUTAS GUIADAS (GUIDED ROUTES) in FOLLETOS (BROCHURES) for more information.

The guided routes leave from the Covadonga Lakes area during the summer (from 1 July to 30 September, except bank holidays). When accessing the lakes, please bear in mind the “Public Transport Lake Access” regulation that is in force from 17 July to 6 September (both dates included), with the exception of 25 July, which is “Shepherds’ Day”. There is a different route on each weekday. The details are as follows: – Monday: The Covadonga Lakes route – Tuesday: The Jaedu el Osu route (from Lake Ercina) – Wednesday: The Majada del Toyeyu route (from Lake Ercina) – Thursday: The La Caballar route (from Sotres) – Friday: The Covadonga Lakes to Porra de Enol route. Each route has a different timetable, starting point, difficulty rating and length, which is between 3 and 4 hours. More information and a description of each route can be found in the “FOLLETOS (BROCHURES)” section in the document titled RUTAS GUIADAS (GUIDED ROUTES). Once you have chosen your route and reserved your place, you need to be at the starting point at the departure time (see times and locations in the document RUTAS GUIADAS SECTOR N. ASTURIAS  (GUIDED ROUTES N. SECTOR ASTURIAS)). It is a good idea to wear walking boots or sports shoes and to bring water, a hat and sun cream. As the routes take you through a mountainous National Park, you also need to carry a coat and/or rain coat. The park is a fragile, natural space and visitors must adopt a responsible attitude to ensure it is preserved. We please ask you to pay attention to the regulations governing these highly valuable protected areas. IMPORTANT: People with heart conditions or who find walking difficult should not take part in these activities. The guide may decide to call off the guided route at the start due to adverse weather conditions. Further information can be obtained from Avda. de Covadonga, number 43 “CASA DAGO”, 33550 in Cangas de Onís, Asturias or by calling +34 985848614.

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How are the National Park guided visits organised?

Guided routes in Cantabria

These are routes that are GUIDED and EXPLAINED by National Park guides. They are FREE, given in Spanish and are graded from easy to medium/high; they take place during July, August and September. The groups are small, with a maximum of 20 and a minimum of 3 people per guide. Starting and end point: this is different for each route, but the starting point could be: El cable (the top cable car station at Fuente Dé), the Fuente Dé car park (National Park information hut), Pembes, El Habario/Pendes recreational area and Plaza de Bejes. View the document titled RUTAS GUIADAS (GUIDED VISITS) in FOLLETOS (BROCHURES) for more information.

The guided routes leave from the Liébana area (Cantabria) during the summer months (from 1 July to 30 September, except Saturdays and Sundays). There is a different route on each weekday. The details are as follows: – Monday: The Minas de Altaiz route – Tuesday: The Monte Quebres route – Wednesday: The Peña Oviedo route – Thursday: The La Peñuca route – Friday: The Sierra de Bejes route. Each route has a different timetable, starting point, difficulty rating and length, which is between 3 and 4 hours. More information and a description of each route can be found in the “FOLLETOS (BROCHURES)“ section in the document titled RUTAS GUIADAS (GUIDED ROUTES) . Once you have chosen your route and reserved your place, you need to be at the starting point at the departure time (see times and locations in the document RUTAS GUIADAS SECTOR S.E. CANTABRIA (GUIDED ROUTES S.E. SECTOR CANTABRIA)). It is a good idea to wear walking boots or sports shoes and to take water, a hat and sun cream. As the routes take you through a mountainous National Park, you also need to carry a coat and/or rain coat. The park is a fragile, natural space and visitors must adopt a responsible attitude to ensure it is preserved. We please ask you to pay attention to the regulations governing these highly valuable protected areas. IMPORTANT: People with heart conditions or who find walking difficult should not take part in these activities. The guide may decide to call off the guided route at the start due to adverse weather conditions. For further information contact Avda. de Luis Cuevas, number 2A, 39584 in Tama, Cillorigo de Liébana, Cantabria or call +34 942738109.

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How are the National Park guided visits organised?

Guided routes in León

These are routes that are GUIDED and EXPLAINED by National Park guides. They are FREE, given in Spanish and are easy; they take place during July, August and September, except on Saturdays and Sundays. The groups are small, with a maximum of 20 and a minimum of 3 people per guide. Starting and end point: this is different for each route, but the starting point could be: the information hut at Chorco de los Lobos (kilometre 5 on the road from Posada de Valdeón to Caín), Molino de Soto de Sajambre, the information office in Posada de Valdeón and the National Park information hut in Oseja de Sajambre.

The guided routes leave from the Sajambre area and Valdeón valley during the summer months (from 1 July to 30 September, except Saturdays and Sundays). There is a different route on each weekday. The details are as follows: -Monday: The Chorco de Los Lobos route – Tuesday: The Llarellampo route -Wednesday: The El Odrón route – Thursday: The Félix de Martino route -Friday: The Colladín Redondo route. Each route has a different timetable, starting point, difficulty rating and length, which is between 3.5 and 4 hours. More information and a description of each route can be found in the “FOLLETOS (BROCHURES)“ section in the document RUTAS GUIADAS (GUIDED ROUTES). Once you have chosen your route and reserved your place, you need to be at the starting point at the departure time (see times and locations in the document RUTAS GUIADAS EN – SECTOR S.O. LEÓN  (GUIDED ROUTES S.W. SECTOR LEÓN)). It is a good idea to wear walking boots or sports shoes and to take water, a hat and sun cream. As the routes take you through a mountainous National Park, you also need to carry a coat and/or rain coat. The park is a fragile, natural space and visitors must adopt a responsible attitude to ensure it is preserved. We please ask you to pay attention to the regulations governing these highly valuable protected areas. IMPORTANT: People with heart conditions or who find walking difficult should not take part in these activities. The guide may call off the guided route at the start due to adverse weather conditions. For further information contact El Ferial, s/n., 24915 in Posada de Valdeón, León or call +34 987740549.

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