Activities and environment
Environment, a little about the area:
The location of the house is perfect to enjoy the peace and tranquility and a great starting point for many outdoor activities.
Those who would like to complete their stay with an outdoor activity can ask about the following and you can choose either to:
  • Canoeing in the River Nalon with the group Skimosport (
  • Horse riding.
  • Fishing (sea and river).
  • Sailing courses for beginners and experts.
  • Sea and river cruises.
  • Cider house visit (sidra peñon awaiting reply).
  • Chorizos, hams and cheeses (embutidos Santa Rita awaiting reply).
  • Coastal walks.
  • Mountain walks.
  • Golf – Asturias has the most golf courses per capita then any other region and all are within easy distance the closest being a mere 10km away and associated with one of the top ten luxury hotels in Spain (
  • Spa and Thermal treatments at the above Zen Balagares or wonderful new installations can be found in the fantastic Talasponiente in Gijon (
  • Cycling - paths and routes tried and tested by experienced cyclists (we may even be able to hook you up with a local group with enough notice and details of your abilities and experience).
  • Gastronomy – great fish and meat speciality restaurants, all tried and tested.
  • Get to know the Camino Santiago and its fauna (the asturcon ponies/ sheep and pigs – awaiting reply).
  • Get to know the Natural Parks and Nature Reserves – Redes and Somiedo with its ‘brañas’ old type of mountain refuge huts.
  • Museums of all types – information on days with free entry.
Just ask us what you would like to do during your stay and we will sort out all the details for you or give you the details for you to organise yourself if you prefer. When we think of Asturias we think of sea, mountains, countryside and a never-ending list of activities to do with our free time. In El Valle you will notice mostly the calm tranquility and almost a sense of stepping back in time when a traffic jam may be the farmers tractor laden with freshly scythed hay making its way along the local road. Find yourself lost in a world where the kitchen garden is very much alive and kicking and the ability to buy and eat locally sourced food at reasonable prices whilst getting to know the surrounding area. The locals are friendly and a walk along some of the many country lanes will surely lead you to appreciate why Asturias has ‘Natural Paradise’ as its logo.

A bit about Gijón in English