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Fancy something a little different from your next break? A holiday in Asturias with lastminute.com could introduce you to one of Spain’s best-kept secrets. Alongside the typical Spanish distractions - sun, sea and sangria - a holiday in Asturias offers you a wealth of history, culture and adventure.
Situated next to the region of Cantabria in the north of Spain, the province is famed for its varied and dramatic scenery. As well as gorgeous coastlines, rolling hills and wide meadows, Asturias also boasts luscious rich greenery, making the destination strangely reminiscent of the British Isles albeit much, much warmer. Already regularly frequented by French and Spanish tourists, it’s just a matter of time before the region attracts the attention of a wider audience. Unusual, unique and un-pretentious, a holiday in Asturias will introduce you to the beautiful and sometimes surprising aspects of ‘Green Spain’. Bagpipes, a temperate climate and locally brewed special cider appear alongside the siestas and fiestas you would expect from Spain.
Asturias is home to three sophisticated cities.
Oviedo, the capital of the state, Gijon, boasting a vibrant nightlife and Aviles famed for its wild carnivals. Asturias also boasts numerous unspoilt rural villages and seaside towns rich in Spanish culture and tradition. Holidays to Asturias are famed for their action packed adventure attractions including canoeing, hiking, quad biking, and mountain climbing. While others may opt for more relaxed excursions, long scenic walks through the national parks and visits to galleries, museums and shopping plazas. Undoubtedly the most unmissable attraction in Asturias is the Picos de Europa mountain range - either view it from a distance or get up close and personal on one of its many hiking trails.
On a holiday in Asturias you will have no shortage of beaches. Choose from as many as 200 sandy coves that line the coast dipping into the Bay of Biscay. Authentic seaside towns such as Ribadesella, Llanes and Cudillero sit on the coast and are home to buzzing sandy strips and secluded rugged coves. Asturias is not far from Santander or Bilbao. Find more information on holidays to Bilbao.
In typical Spanish style, you’ll enjoy days that are long and relaxed, with an obligatory afternoon siesta, while even the quietest of evenings are likely to run on into the early hours. Indulge in long late meals of chorizo tapas and seafood paella washed down with sangria or locally brewed sidra. Your glass will never be empty and your stomach always full when visiting one of Asturias carnivals or fiestas. Music fills the streets while locals and visitors alike, revel in the rich tradition and culture of Spain’s trademark parties.
A holiday to Asturias has something to offer all holidaymakers, from thrill seeking families to cosmopolitan couples. Lastminute.com Asturias holidays are authentic and affordable. So act now to and discover something unexpected during a holiday in Spain in the sumptuously scenic Asturias province.