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Half-day Hike to the Lakes of Covadonga in the Picos de Europa

Discover the famous Lakes of Covadonga with Cesar, an AEGM certified guides. Learn about its cultural and natural significance, as you enjoy the most mesmerizing views.

Mountain RangeCantabrian Mountains
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripGroup


  • Discover Enol, Ercina and Bricial, three fantastic glacier lakes.

  • Uncover the beauty of these Lakes of Covadonga on this half-day hike.

  • Enjoy the best views of the Picos de Europa.


On this amazing activity, not only will we reach the famous Lakes of Covadonga, we will also learn about this mesmerizing place, along with its natural and cultural importance. So strap on your hiking boots, and get ready for this half-day hike in the Picos de Europa. Join me, and let’s unveil together all the beauty of this place, along with some secret spots!

The route we will follow is quite simple, as it won’t be a steep trek, nor too demanding. Due to breathtaking views it offers and the simplicity of the route, it welcomes different type of hikers, including beginners. Thus, we’ll get to truly appreciate the hypnotizing sceneries that will surround us, such as the brimming Belbín sheepfolds, which shepherds still use. Here, we’ll encounter welcoming locals, that will share with us their traditional ways, including the elaboration of artisanal cheeses, praised all over Europe.

And there isn’t a better scenario for this marvelous adventure than the Picos de Europa, a national park that extends for more than 67,455 hectares. It lies in the Cantabric mountain range, comprising the provinces of Asturias, León and Cantabria.

Then, once we reach the Lakes of Covadonga, you’ll understand why it is known as one of Europe’s most incredible places. It is formed by two smaller lakes, Enol and Ercina, both originated in a glacier. The third lake, Bricial, has only water during the defrost season.

If you wish to learn about the natural and cultural features of this paradise in Spain, don’t hesitate and send me a request. It would be my pleasure to be your guide on this fantastic program to the Lakes of Covadonga in the Picos de Europa National Park.

Would you like to keep exploring Spain? I also guide this 2-day Trek in the Sierra de Cuera with overnight in an authentic “Shepherd’s hut”.



About the guide

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My name is Cesar. I am an AEGM (Spanish Mountain Guides Association) certified guide. I have made my passion –the mountain and its wonderful environment- my way of life.

I want to show you outstanding and unknown place in East Asturias, guiding you through unique routes, activities and ecoexperiences. I would like you to discover the surroundings of the Sierra del Cuera, viewpoinst of Picos de Europa and the Balcon del Cantábrico.

Our activities will be carried out both in the Sierra del Cuera and Picos de Europa and suitable for everyone, especially for families with children and school groups, for its high cultural and ethnographic interest.

Just contact me and I will take you on a great tour in Asturias!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 104 each

Group of 2

EUR 52 each

Group of 3

EUR 52 each

Group of 4

EUR 52 each

Group of 5

EUR 52 each

Group of 6

EUR 52 each

Group of 7

EUR 52 each

Group of 8

EUR 52 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

Price details

• On top of the guide fee, the price includes: round transportation to and from the lakes, insurance, trekking poles, cheese testing and taxes. The price does not include: clothes or shoes of the activities, drinks.

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