Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes
  • Snowshoe routes

white excursions

As soon as the cold weather and the first snowfall arrive, many put on their snowshoes. Fans of this form of hiking are increasingly numerous in Asturias. The Principality is an ideal setting and the routes multiply from season to season. The sensations are unforgettable and it is easy to become addicted.

Although it depends a lot on the route, this experience is designed for all types of people over 10 years old, who carry out minimal physical activity on a regular basis. The support of mountain guides and specialized companies will be essential in our first forays.




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An immensity of silent forests, frozen streams, valleys and snowy slopes are at your disposal during the Asturian winter. Although most of them are inaccessible if you don't wear good rackets. With them you can progress adequately through these beautiful landscapes and enjoy a very rewarding walk.

A safe and fun way to practice mountaineering.

For all audiences

Although we test our strength and endurance, walking with snowshoes does not require great extra effortsOn the contrary, it is like floating above the ground. Snowshoes facilitate progression by preventing us from sinking to our knees. Its large surface is perfect for advancing on soft snow layers with little slope - although in recent years technical evolution allows them to also be more comfortable on climbs and safer on descents.

Night snowshoe excursions

Snowshoe routes are becoming more common with family or friends, because it is an adventure not to be forgotten. They also have more and more followers night snowshoe excursions. They are carried out in clear nights and full moon, when contact with the mountains is more captivating. The night landscape is very quiet and favorable. By moving away from light pollution and gaining altitude, the starry sky becomes a discovery. The snow glows in the darkness as we cross the landscape… an exciting feeling.

Snowshoe routes

Better with a guide

Now, snow can be dangerous and end up putting us in a bind. Not all areas are suitable, nor are all routes suitable for snowshoeing. So if we do not have experience in the matter, it is best hire the services of a company to provide us with the appropriate equipment: snowshoes, gaiters, poles... as well as a qualified guide who knows the area, the mandatory insurance and transportation at the beginning and end of the route.

Although in principle all you need is a certain balance, coordination and a certain physical fitness to slide through the snow without problem, The professionalism of the monitor will guarantee a 100% safe experience. His instructions to improve our movement technique will be very timely, as will his basic notions about safety. The organized itineraries will be adapted at all times to the state of the snow and the level of the group. They are usually circular routes of no more than three hours and if the weather situation is adverse they are not carried out under any circumstances.

Snowshoe routes

Actually It is almost obligatory to start this type of activity with companies in the sector. to know in detail all the inconveniences that may arise when, in the future, we decide to carry out snowshoe routes autonomously and on our own.

Naturaller offers you the possibility of taking guided routes in various areas of Asturias: in the Port of San Isidro, in Fuentes de Invierno and Felechosa, in Teverga, in Somiedo and in the Picos de Europa. There are also several levels depending on physical fitness and the option of it being an outing. day or night, which is an experience twice as interesting. You have more information in the link below.

Naturaller

Naturaller

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The best snowshoe routes in Asturias

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In Picos de Europa We have the opportunity to enjoy this activity in a large number of places, starting, without going any further, with affordable tours around the Covadonga Lakes. To explore the Andara, Urrieles and Cornión massifs on snowshoes and discover the magic of their snowy corners, we will need the support of a mountain guide.

Lakes of Covadonga

Lakes of Covadonga

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the mountains of Winter Fountains and San Isidro They are a very ideal setting, especially since they are close to the Asturian ski resorts. As they do not present excessive unevenness, they are perfect for beginners.

Skiing in Asturias

Skiing in Asturias

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The valleys and mountains of Natural Park of Ponga They are also a paradise for lovers of winter hiking. In particular the surroundings of Les Bedules and the Peloño forest.

Natural Park of Ponga

Natural Park of Ponga

Ponga's habitat is the most ideal for those types of people who find themselves like a fish in water heading...

The forest of Peloño

The Peloño forest

The interior of Monte de Peloño, this immense beech forest, houses its own vegetation, which allows…

El Somiedo Natural Park It is also excellent for cross-country skiing and snowshoe routes, especially the well-known route to Valle del Lago.

Somiedo Natural Park

Somiedo Natural Park

The Natural Park of Somiedo is a piece of land of great beauty designed for lovers of ...

At the limits of Ubiñas la Mesa Park, the most popular option is the Marabio Ports.

Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Natural Park

Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Natural Park

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Ports of Marabio

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At Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias Natural Park The most popular is the area around the port of Leitariegos.

Fuentes del Narcea Natural Park, Degañae Ibias

Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias Natural Park

Magical landscapes, amazing forests that shelter exceptional fauna impossible to see almost anywhere. ...

At Network Park A good option is the winter ones near Brañagallones.

Natural Park of Redes

Natural Park of Redes

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Some Tips

In addition to rackets and sticks, it is important to always carry the appropriate clothing. As for any hiking route The three-layer rule must be taken into account: base layer, fleece or thermal shirt and waterproof jacket.

Also includes spare clothes and dry socks, backpack with groceries: water, food, energy snacks, first aid kit with thermal blanket, glasses, sun cream, hat, gloves and hand warmers.

We must not forget that in the snow we will have to sharpen our sense of direction even more, since it will not always be easy to follow the routes, even those that are marked. Don't forget the GPS or map, mobile and external battery, flashlight or headlamp.

Check the route and the weather before doing the route.


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda



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