The Central Mountain (Montaña Central) of Asturias is that place in which rural turism and active toursim walk hand in hand. The land offers the tourist that dose of passion and peace in contact with nature which is necessary when choosing your trip combining activities and stays in accordance with your means.
The region's geography favours the abundance of rural accommodation of several kinds and categories
which are adapted to each tourists' pecularities and requests.
And the possibility of practicing activities reaches at the same time to specialized travellers in certain sports and to people who aren't specilized in any physical training.
Among the proposed offers
, the snow
in winter becomes an important feature. The presence un the region of two ski resorts Valgrande–Pajares
and Fuentes de Invierno
, together with the proximity of a third one, San Isidro
(although as regards asministration it doesn't belong to the region), turns the Central Mountain into a perferct destination
for the people who are fond of skiing, either professional, amateur or beginner
. In Spring, Summer and Autumn, this activity can be changed by climbing or mountaineering for lover of the mountain and people especialized in these activities.
All along the year the cyclists have many areas to enjoy this sport. A route called “GR- 208 Cycle Loop of the Central Mountain of Asturias”
surrounds the region being the dream of any MTB fan. The top cyclists also have their space in places like the iconic L'angliru, “Cuitu Negru” “La Cobertoria”
Hunting has also its place in the region. You can go to natural shows like the bellowing in Aller or just go hunting.
Due to the abundance of streams and rivers, fishing is other of the activities you can enjoy. There also some places for catch-and-release fishing.
The landscape and the good preservation of the region make it a perfect place for practicing ecotourism, horseback riding routes and hiking.
There are also ancestral ways such as The Way of El Salvador
(Camino del Salvador) which is part of the Route of Santiago, the Via Carisa
and other routs
with different lengths which go through protected natural spaces, ancentral forests or paths used by farmers of the region.
Any of these activities have as a complement the local people, who embraces tourists as they were just another person of the villages where they live.