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Activities in Valle de Lago

Somiedo Hiking + Bear Watching Excursion

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(-15%) US$ 74.10
US$ 62.70
Free cancellation up to 0 days before
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Embark on a hiking route through the beautiful Somiedo Natural Park with this excursion from Valle de Lago. In this protected area of Asturias, you'll also enjoy spotting Cantabrian brown bears!

Embark on a hiking route through the beautiful Somiedo Natural Park with this excursion from Valle de Lago. In this protected area of Asturias, you'll also enjoy spotting Cantabrian brown bears!

Somiedo Hiking + Bear Watching Excursion

We'll start this hiking route through Somiedo Natural Park in the Valle de Lago parking area, where we will meet at 9:30 am.

During the hike, which will take us about three hours, we'll walk through one of the most beautiful places in the southern part of the Principality of Asturias. From the parking area, we'll take the path running parallel to the El Valle River, along which we'll see several teitos: typical huts of the Cantabrian Mountains built from materials around the area.

After the first stretch of about 3.5 kilometers, we'll take a break at the El Gabitón cabin, where you'll enjoy excellent views of the surrounding area. Then, we'll continue the route following the course of the river, which eventually flows into El Valle Lake. At the lake, a natural monument forming part of the Somiedo Lake System, we'll make another stop to admire this ancient depression of a mountain cirque.

At the end of the hiking route, we'll return to the Valle de Lago parking area, where you'll have an hour of free time to enjoy the picnic lunch that you bring. Then, at 4:30 pm, you'll get back into your own car and follow the guide's vehicle into different corners of Pola de Somiedo to try to spot some Cantabrian brown bears.

You'll learn all about the types of bears that inhabit the Asturian mountains of Somiedo. Over the course of four hours, your guide will tell you all kinds of curious facts as you make stops to see bears and other animals such as deer, wolves and wild boars.

At 8:30 pm, the excursion will come to an end in Pola de Somiedo.

Bear Watching

Somiedo Natural Park is one of the best places in the Principality of Asturias to see Cantabrian brown bears. However, the animals are unpredictable. Sightings will depend on various factors such as the weather at the time or the reproduction and breeding seasons of the different species.

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Price

Per Person Children under 12
US$ 74.10 US$ 62.70
not permitted
  • Per Person

    US$ 74.10 US$ 62.70
  • Children under 12

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Official English speaking guide.

Up to 15% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Lunch.

Transport by car through Somiedo Natural Park.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

(-15%) US$ 74.10
US$ 62.70
Free cancellation up to 0 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Valle de Lago Parking.