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.
As the weather turns chilly, the autumn Asturian festivals focus on food. Oviedo enjoys its famous "desarme" day on 19 October, when, according to legend, the region's enemy was "disarmed" by the town's hearty cuisine. Restaurants celebrate the event by offering a traditional meal guaranteed to leave you in need of a siesta!
In Asturias for Easter? Make sure you don't miss the traditional week-long processions in the region's three main towns. Visiting in May? Then catch the much-loved Oviedo festival Martes de Campo (26th), when locals picnic on rolls of spicy chorizo sausage in the town's parks. If you're here in June, Gijón celebrates San Juan' with bonfires, fireworks, regional music and street decorations on the night of the 23rd/24th.
In Asturias in January? Then don't miss the Epiphany celebrations in the three main cities on the 5th, when the Three Wise Men lead an impressive parade through the streets. Visitors in February can join the fun at the carnival street parties that take place from the 11th-17th of the month with party-goers in fancy dress.
The "Amagüestu" is an autumn harvest festival with a Celtic feel, celebrated throughout the region at the beginning of November. You'll be able to try "sidra dulce" (sweet, unfermented cider) and roast chestnuts in the town squares, along with other warming snacks.
Fun festivals are in full swing this month with Gijón's sizzling summer "Semana Negra" (Black Week) high on the list (4-13 July). Originally a book fair, the festival, held in the former shipyards on Poniente Beach, now includes street entertainment, concerts and refreshments. And, on 23-27 July, Avilés will host this year's Festival Intercéltico de Avilés, with musicians and pipers from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany joining local groups.
Easter Monday in Avilés is not to be missed with its famous Fiesta del Bollu'. Over 10.000 people get together in the town centre and parks to eat their Easter lunch and watch procession floats go by. The bollu' is a roll or bun but over the years the event has developed into a full-blown feast. avilescomarca.info
Sightseeing, cosy bars and bracing coastal walks are not the only options for visitors to Asturias in winter. The region has two ski stations where you can take to the slopes: Valgrande-Pajares and Fuentes de Invierno, both around an hour from Oviedo. Prices are considerably lower than better-known European resorts. valgrande-pajares.com, fuentesdeinvierno.com
Head to Gijón's Botanic Gardens (Avenida del Jardín Botánico s/n) this month and relax amid the luscious local flora. During the summer months guided tours and occasional concerts are on offer. Bus lines 1, 2, 4, 18 and 26 will take you there. botanicoatlantico.com