Hotel to La Vega Beach and Ribadesella

This enjoyable walk begins with a gradual but constant climb for the first 3.5km, then a slow descent to the coast over the next 7km. It starts along minor roads with virtually no traffic, giving spectacular views of the Sella valley and an array of mountains including the Picos de Europa. It then descends on forest tracks in the Fito Hills, through patches of pine and eucalyptus woodland, with more views of hills and mountains. Keep an eye out for red squirrels. Finally you pass through the Berbis golf course and down to the wild and sandy beach of La Vega. It is possible to extend this walk along minor roads to Ribadesella (part of the Camino de Santiago), then return to Arriondas by train.

Type of walk: A to B

Starting point: Hotel

Finishing point: La Vega Beach or Ribadesella

Access: n/a

Public transport options: Need to get a taxi back to Hotel from La Vega or train from Ribadesella

Grading: Medium

Total length: 13 km to La Vega 18 km to Ribadesella

Total ascent: 300m

Altitude: 179 – 460 - 0

Total walking time: 4,5 hours to La Vega 6 hours to Ribadesella

Terrain: Mostly forest tracks and country lanes

Navigation: Fairly easy

Refreshments: Bar in Playa la Vega and in Ribadesella

Map: Mapa Topográfico nacional de España: Colunga + Ribadesella

Maps and self guided walking notes for this and other walks are available for guests at Hotel Posada del Valle; Asturias.

At the hotel we are only too pleased to help advice guests on the best and most suitable walks according to their walking abilities and the weather conditions, as well as provide information on any recent occurrences which may affect the walk.

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