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Ecological tourism in Asturias

Ecological tourism in Asturias

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Updated on 10 January 2024
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Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias
  • Ecological tourism in Asturias

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More than 30 years ago since what we called "Rural Tourism" began in Asturias, the first hotels and rural houses opened in areas little known to the public. In this journey, the model has been changing and today there are travelers who are looking for another way to enjoy nature, the landscape and also the landscape, with a responsible attitude towards the environment. We propose here some initiatives that offer "ecotourism" within the Principality of Asturias.


Ecological tourism or the also called ecotourism It is an alternative tourism, different from what we can call traditional tourism.

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people."

    • Contributes to the conservation of biodiversity.
    • It supports the welfare of the local population.
    • It includes a learning / interpretation experience.
    • Involves responsible action by tourists and the tourism industry.
    • It is offered primarily to small groups by small businesses.
    • It requires the lowest possible consumption of resources and the use of renewable energy sources, biomass, solar energy, wind energy ...
    • Emphasizes local participation, ownership and business opportunity for the rural population.

Ruta del Quesu and Cider

Years ago, two brothers, Manuel and Javier, started their ecotourism initiative, without knowing what that really was. They decided to stay in their mountain town, Asiegu, in the municipality of Cabrales, and make the travelers who come there participate in the rural ways of life showing the hallmarks of this territory.

The "rural itinerary" begins at eleven in the morning or seven in the afternoon. First visit a modern cheese factory to find out how an artisan Cabrales cheese is made. Then the explanations about the territory and how to build the farmhouses, pastures, pumaradas, the Cabrales cheese maturation cave and finally the espicha, which does not lack the cheese board, Cabrales mayau, hard-boiled eggs, corn cakes, cider sausages, hash with potatoes, cod omelette, potato omelette, honey and cider.

Route of the Quesu and the Cider, Asiegu

Route of the Quesu and the Cider, Asiegu

The term aldeology It could well fill an academic void. Studying the villages is not a matter…

Ecotourism in Onís

Onís is part of the Picos de Europa, the highest peaks in Asturias, some extraordinary limestone mountains that the Marquis of Villaviciosa managed to have declared as the first National Park. Onís belongs to the so-called western massif or El Cornión, crowned by the Torre Santa de Castilla (2.596 m). At a certain height the forests no longer develop and dominates the mountain grassland landscape, used by cattle during the summer. In these slightly flatter areas, the shepherds of Onís have located their sheepfolds since time immemorial, with stone and tile cabins, where they make the Gamonéu cheese from the port, with cow, sheep and goat milk.

All this makes up a 100% recommended space to enjoy nature, combined with its conservation and for the benefit of the local community.

Cheese route through Benia de Onís

Cheese route through Benia de Onís

Onís is a peasant "conceyu" that structured its history, culture and economy around the figure of...

Fun activities with children in Onís

Fun activities with children in Onís

Onís is a great nature classroom for children, an enviable ecosystem. An excellent place to…

Route of the mills of the Tabardín river

Route of the mills of the Tabardín river

Onís is a council of shepherds, without a hint of contamination, where life passes peacefully. Their …

Peruyal Glacier Cave

Peruyal Glacier Cave

The Stephanorhinus hemitoechus or "steppe rhinoceros" was a common animal in Europe during the Pleistocene...

Guided visits to the Gamonéu cheese dairies

Guided visits to the Gamonéu cheese factories

A good way to get closer to the cheese par excellence of the Asturian sheepfolds is to immerse yourself in its…

Sleep in rural accommodation

When we like to enjoy our vacations in a way attached to nature, in rural environment and with respect for the environment we have many options in Asturias. We have a wide variety of accommodation in rural areas, well connected but with that extra peace and quiet that our mountains provide.

Accommodations Picos de Europa

Accommodations Picos de Europa

The best rural houses, apartments and hotels in the Picos de Europa. Offers to enjoy in a unique environment. #TourismAsturias…

Sleep in Llanes Accommodation

Sleep in Llanes Accommodation

Accommodation in Llanes: the best rural houses, hotels and apartments. Direct reservation with the best price guaranteed. #LlanesTourism…

Accommodations in Cangas de Onis

Accommodations in Cangas de Onis

The best rural houses, apartments and hotels in Cangas de Onís. Offers to enjoy in a unique environment. Accommodations of……

Sleep in Ribadesella Accommodation

Sleep in Ribadesella Accommodation

The best accommodations in Ribadesella: hotels, apartments and rural houses to enjoy the beach and a great offer...

 


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