Cheap flights to Asturias
Unique, different, inimitable, unforgettable...
Don't miss this intriguing Spanish destination known for it's natural unique crisp-tasting ciders and stunning scenery. An authentic paradise, full of emotions, sensations, memories and experiences, where it is possible to enjoy nature in its purest form, a pioneering and innovative form of rural tourism, mountain peaks, more than three hundred kilometres of surprising coastline and breathtaking cliffs, charming fishing villages, friendly, affable cities, a castro, a prehistoric cave….and more, always with the best cuisine and the warmest tables as a backdrop.
Asturias has it all, and inspires you to come explore it.
Have you ever thought about the number of experiences you can only have in Asturias? Here are just some of the “Made in Asturias” adventures that you won´t want to miss.
A CIDER THAT IS POURED
, in its natural form. Asturias is the only region that has preserved and passes on the technique and art of cider pouring, which enables us to enjoy its many nuances and natural flavour.
FOLLOW THE CANTABRIAN BROWN BEAR
in Teverga, Somiedo and Fuentes del Narcea
VIEW OF THE PICOS DE EUROPA MOUNTAIN RANGE
and the Cantabrian Sea, from the El Fitu observation deck, located between Arriondas and Colunga, looping across the Sueve range. One example of the coexistence between the sea and the mountains.
: Asturian or Pre-Romanesque art. Declared a world Heritage, Oviedo and its surroundings conserve the most emblematic jewls of what was the Kingdom of Asturias.
DISCOVER THE STARTING POINT OF THE WAY TO ST. JAMES
at the Cathedral in Oviedo, the first stop on the oldest route of the pilgrimage, established by Asturias King Alfonso II, the Chaste.
, which preserve the art of our ancestors, while at the same time serving as a place to age internationally famous cheeses, such as Cabrales.
IMMITATE THE INTERNATIONAL DESCENT OF THE RIVER SELLA
like a true professional, between the towns of Arriondas and Ribadesella.
See the traditional week-long impressive Easter processions in the region's three main towns. Easter Monday in Avilés is especially not to be missed with its famous Fiesta del Bollu'. Over 10,000 locals get together in the town centre to eat their Easter lunch al fresco' and watch procession floats go by.
It may be winter but there are plenty of celebrations to keep you busy. Oviedo's Campoamor Theatre ushers in 2017 with 2 Vienese style Strauss concerts at 8pm on the 1st and 2nd of January. And the town's magical nativity scene, boasting over 200 life size figures can still be seen in the charming Plaza de Trascorrales. Epiphany celebrations follow on the 5th, especially impressive in Gijón where the Three Wise Men lead a parade through the streets, ending up in the Plaza Mayor with a massive party. And in the last week of February, carnival street parties take place in Aviles, with party-goers in fancy dress and special events in local restaurants.
It may be autumn but there are lots of fun festivals to warm you up. On 19 October restaurants celebrate Oviedo's famous desarme' day with a traditional meal. Gijón's International Film Festival runs between 19-26 October, and is held in various venues across town. (www.gijonfilmfestival.com) In Avilés? Then visit the Amagüestu', an autumn harvest festival celebrated at the beginning of November. Taste the sidradulce' (sweet, unfermented cider) and roast chestnuts in the town squares, along with other warming snacks.
Gijón's Euro Groovy Festival, on 4,5,6 August, is a celebration of sixties and mod culture with music, a scooter rally, a market and exhibitions. For more information visit https://euroyeye.es/.
Visiting in June? Then catch Oviedo's much loved festival, Martes de Campo on the 6th, when locals eat pregnant buns', a bread roll of spicy chorizo' sausage, in the town's parks. But the party starts a few days before with street entertainment including bagpipers. If you're here at the end of the month, head for Gijón, which heats up celebrating San Juan', with bonfires, fireworks, regional music and street decorations on the night of the 23rd/ 24th.
Embrace the cold and go skiing! The region has two ski stations where you can take to the slopes
Oviedo's opera season is famous and visitors to the region can enjoy Gounod's Faust on 9, 11, 13, 14, 15 October. Mozart's Così Fan Tutte runs on 13, 15, 17, 19 November, and Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi will be performed on 11, 13, 15, 17 December. (www.operaoviedo.com)
From 25 to 30 July Avilés is expecting 20,000 visitors to celebrate the 20th birthday of its Festival Intercéltico. Concerts and dancing featuring local musicians and pipers from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany will be held in Las Meanas with food stalls offering Asturian goodies.
Meanwhile, from 9 to 15 August enjoy Gijon's Semana Grande, with free concerts during the week leading up to the grand finale when there are fireworks on the beach at midnight.