Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Self guided walking – a new “book”

Over the last couple of years we have spent a lot of time and effort in developing the “environmental” side of the hotel and the farm, which in general has been very much appreciated by guests. So I thought it was time we did some more work for those guests who want to use the hotel primarily as a base for walking in the area.

Asturias, with its soaring mountains, rolling hills and unspoilt coastline, offers a huge range of excellent walking opportunities; from people looking for a gentle stroll, to serious walkers looking for a challenging high mountain trek.

We have always had a selection of self guided walking notes and maps available for guests at the hotel, and updated them periodically. But after a lot of walking, photographing and fact finding, I am pleased to say we have just finished a new “book”: Self guided walking in the Picos de Europa and Asturias.

In this “book” we give an introduction to the walking opportunities in the eastern part of Asturias, including the Picos de Europa, with brief descriptions and photographs of 35 different walks.

The walks are grouped into the following geographical areas:

Around the hotel including the Sueve Mountain range
Picos de Europa Western and Central Massif
Ponga Mountain Range
Coastal walks

In each section (geographical area) the walks are listed in increasing degree of difficulty; easiest walks first, most difficult walks last. To grade the walk a combination of both the total distance and the total ascent has been taken into consideration.

Most of the information in this “book” has also been placed on our web page under the self guided walking section. The actual notes for each self guided walk are available for guests along with the appropriate map at the hotel.

Happy walking!

1 comment:

Steve said...

What a gorgeous place. I'll be adding you to my list of holiday destinations over next couple of years. Thanks for sharing.


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