By car you can take a complete tour of the cultural and artistic legacy, as well as discover the forests, parks and natural monuments of Asturias. All this through the Pre-Romanesque Routes, the Prehistoric Routes or the Gastronomic Routes. Many small roads to get lost, to explore forests, mountains, good hiking trails and a good offer of tourist services without saturation.
Route Espinaredo, Piloña
From Infiesto to Espinaredo and Riofabar. Piloña. Central area of Asturias.
In this village there is the highest concentration of granaries in all of Asturias. In Espinaréu hórreos and paneras coexist, these last ones are very similar to the first ones but of greater capacity, with six pegoyos instead of four, corridor, balustrade and greater number of ornaments. Just three kilometers from the rural center, along the winding road that leads to Riofabar, we discover two excellent places to rest: the La Pesanca recreational area and the Miera Arboretum, located on the banks of the Infierno river. Without a doubt, an excursion to do with the little ones of the house.
Granaries everywhere in Espinaréu
The rural area of Espinaréu (in the council of Piloña), is quite a living treasure of other times. His …
Cabrales, Picos de Europa.
From Arenas de Cabrales we link with the AS-264 towards Poncebos, continue for 5 kms. to get to Tielve.
Cheese remains the epicenter of the activity. Cabrales de Tielve is one of the tastiest in the area, with centuries of tradition and a good number of national and international awards. Located about 700 meters above sea level and inhabited by less than a hundred people. A mountain village with stone houses, with the Church of San Cristobal presiding over a square where there is no lack of such characteristic elements as the laundry room or the bowling alley.
If we follow the winding road we arrive at Sotres, the highest town in the Asturian geography, after 11 kilometers from Poncebos.
Nucleus in a certain urbanized level, where farmers, adventurers and entrepreneurs coexist. There is a high level of hospitality, mountain guides, and a high quality of artisan products, authentic jewels of tradition, both in food (sausages, meats, cheeses) and in prized objects of folk art that springs up between mountains. There are also no Cabrales cheese makers.
Tielve de Cabrales, a village in the mountains
It's not hard to imagine how the ancient inhabitants of this mythical village carried their belongings on mule backs...
Sotres, the highest town
Go up to Sotres It is a basic exercise for landscape lovers and for many hikers and…
Route Monte Peloño
Put. Eastern Asturias.
To get to Peloño, the best thing to do is go to Cangas de Onís, once we have passed the bridge over the Sella river, we continue along the El Pontón N-625 road to Santillán (Km. 75). On the right hand side, the AS-261 road that takes us to San Juan de Beleño (Km. 88), from here we take the PO - 1 road, there is a climb of about 3 km until the Llomena pass (elevation 990 m. ) where we leave the vehicle.
The 200.000 beech trees in the Peloño forest, in the municipality of
The Peloño forest
The interior of Monte de Peloño, this immense beech forest, houses its own vegetation, which allows…
Route Ports of Marabio
Teverga Central area Asturias.
We leave Oviedo on the A-63 to Grado. We continue along the N-634 to Trubia. And then along the AS-228 to Entrago, about 40 kilometers from the Asturian capital.
A mountain range located in a mid-mountain environment that is unique for planning family excursions. Different territories converge in Marabio: the councils of Yernes and Tameza, Teverga and Santo Adriano. Its highest point is Picu Caldoveiro, a summit that reaches 1351 meters in altitude. An old royal road crossed through the ports of Marabio, which served as a route in the Jacobean pilgrimages: the French road, which, starting from the Asturian capital, ascended to the ports from Sograndio to then link up with the Roman road of La Mesa and cross the mountain range. through the port of the same name, in Somiedo.
Ports of Marabio
An authentic Asturian arcadia. Despite its name, the ports of Marabio are not located on the coast…
Pre-Romanesque art of Oviedo
Oviedo. Central area of Asturias.
The most autochthonous architecture of Asturias loses its roots more than a thousand years ago. World Heritage.
In this city we can take a walking tour of the urban center and see the Cathedral and its Holy Chamber, the church of San Tirso La Real or Foncalada; If we take the car we can visit San Julián de los Prados and the monuments located on Monte Naranco: Santa María del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo.
The Asturian pre-Romanesque of Oviedo
The most native architecture of Asturias loses its roots more than a thousand years ago. The traces of the…
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com