Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Walking from the Hotel to Ribadesella

The bar at Terenes with its garden overlooking the coast, very suitable placed on this walk!

When the hotel is shut I spend quite a lot of time walking; sometimes exploring new peaks and other times revising and improving the self guided walking notes we have for our guests.

One of the popular walks with our guests is the walk from the hotel to La Vega beach along the Fito hills. This walk takes about four and half to five hours. Most guests then get a taxi from the beach back to the hotel but it’s also possible to walk on further from La Vega to Ribadesella. We hadn’t got the walking notes for the second part of this walk so on Saturday Joe and I checked out a couple of new foot paths on this route and wrote the notes for the second part of this walk.

The Fito hills with the sea in the distance

The first part of the walk from the hotel takes you up to the Fito hills and follows tracks with magnificent views all the way to the Berbes golf course before you walk down to the La Vega beach itself.

Woodland tracks on the walk

To walk on to Ribadesella from La Vaga beach takes about an hour and a half. First you go through the small hamlet of La Vega and then along a very small lane to Terenes. On route you have the possibilities (at low tide) of taking a minor detour to visit the dinosaur footprints at the bottom of the cliffs. This part of the Asturian coastline is known as the Jurassic Coast for the number of different places where you can see dinosaur foot prints. There are also a couple of well placed bars at Terenes one with an out door garden with lovely views over the coast.

Dinosaur footprints on the cliffs at Terenes

It’s not so far from Terenes to Ribadesella where you can enjoy the beach and promenade as well as the the river estuary and old town. From Ribadesella it’s possible to get the narrow gauge train back to Arriondas.

The river estuary at Ribadesella

This is one of the many walks that are possible to do from the hotel with out a car. There is much more information on the different walks in the area in the self guided walking section on our web page.

The Fito hills and morning mist

1 comment:

Phillip Warnell said...

Beautiful place. We arrived from Picos de Europa 3 days ago and we could see snow-covered Lagos de Covadonga. Amazing. I will recommend it to everyone.


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