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From Cangas de Onis: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

From Cangas de Onis: Lakes of Covadonga Guided Day Trip

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Experience mountainous terrain in the north of Spain with this guided tour from Cangas de Onis. Learn natural and political history while visiting Lake Ercina and the tomb of King Pelayo.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Admire panoramic views of glacially fed lakes in the Cantabrian Mountains
  • Visit the tomb of Asturias's founder, King Pelayo, in Santa Cueva de Covadonga
  • Admire the Covadonga Basilica which was built with stone cut from the mountains
  • Hear the story of the Santina that disappeared during the Spanish Civil War
  • Discover Asturian specialties at restaurants and cideries in Cangas de Onis
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Combine history, cuisine, and natural splendor during this guided day trip in Asturias. Discover alpine viewpoints in the Lagos de Covadonga park. Learn Asturias’s origins at the Holy Cave of Covadonga. Sample regional dishes at one of the restaurants in Cangas de Onis. 

Start your tour on the private bus winding through a valley between high mountain ridges. Pass by small villages on the way up to Entrelagos viewpoint. From there, snap a photo of Lake Enol and Lake Ercina. The calm waters act as a mirror for the surrounding mountains.

Backtrack to the valley and nearby Covadonga Basilica. Outside the front doors, listen to your guide’s tales of local history. From there, follow along to the Santa Cueva de Covadonga. According to legend, King Pelayo hid there from his enemies. Now the cave holds his tomb.

After returning to Cangas de Onis, take time to wander the town and find some lunch. Many of the restaurants specialize in Asturian cuisine. The region is also well known for its apple cider. Sample different varieties at a cidery. Chat with your guide for some recommendations.

  • Guide
  • Ticket to Lagos de Covadonga
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round trip transportation
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking
  • The activity is offered in Spanish with explanations in English (bilingual)
  • If there are more than 6 participants, the tour will be offered with a guide in English
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Araceli es una guía encantadora y divertida. Hizo muy ameno el largo recorrido hasta los lagos y hasta Covadonga. Se mostró muy atenta y dispuesta a ayudar y dar información a quién precisara de alguna explicación extra. Recomiendo este tour y sobretodo a su guía. Por último, felicitar y dar las gracias al conductor del autocar por su pericia en el camino complicado que hay de subida a los lagos.

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August 7, 2022


Una excursión muy amena y con muchísimas cosas bellas que visitar. Convendría que si dos personas van juntas ubicarlas en el autobús juntos ya que tuvimos que ir separados y había gente que iba sola y podían juntarse.

August 9, 2022


Espectacular contacto con la naturaleza con animales sueltos incluido y todo el entorno de la visita a la ermita de Covadonga

July 26, 2022


Product ID: 413974