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ACCESS TO THE LAKES BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT Holy Week from 17 to 20 April (inclusive) Bank holiday 1 -4 May (inclusive) Summer from 26 July to 6 September (inclusive) Winter bank holidays 6, 7 and 8 December

VISIT TO COVADONGA AND THE LAKES 2014

Covadonga Sanctuary NO RESTRICTIONS

PICOS DE EUROPA NATIONAL PARK Biosphere Reserve


LAKES OF COVADONGA Inside the National Park, in the Cornión Massif, are the Lakes of Covadonga, which are formed by Lakes Enol and La Ercina at an altitude of more than 1,000 meters. Visitors can enjoy a series of marked routes, with different lengths and degrees of difficulty to choose from. The Picota Vantage Point is another stop not to be missed, to enjoy a spectacular landscape where water and peaks blend together, permanently etching the view in the visitor’s mind.

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ROYAL SITE OF COVADONGA Nature, religion and history join together to make Covadonga a pilgrimage destination and a mandatory stop for visitors. On this same mountain where the Kingdom of Asturias was founded, we find the Holy Cave, which houses the image of Our Lady of Covadonga, a Neo-Romanesque chapel and the tomb of The King Pelayo. Below is the lagoon that produces the waterfall into the Deva River. The Neo-Romanesque Basilica of Santa María la Real de Covadonga (1901) rises above the Cerro del Cueto, with unrestricted access to Covadonga.

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT In order to protect the Picos de Europa National Park, a plan has been designed for access to the Lakes of Covadonga and to ensure the sustainability of this unique enclave. This plan regulates access at the height of tourist season. The rest of the year, the area may be accessed by private vehicle, with no restrictions. However, the National Park Administration may apply their own conservation guidelines and enact complementary regulations if the access road becomes backed up or if the parking lots located in the vicinity of the Lakes are full (when they reach 90% occupancy). 3

ACCESS BY BUS • During Holy Week, from 17 to 20 April (inclusive) • May 1st to May 4 (inclusive) • During the summer from 26 July to 6 September (inclusive) • Winter bank holidays: 6, 7 and 8 December More information on regulations in effect during these days is available at: www.consorcioasturias.com and at the Town Council Tourism Office in Cangas de Onis.


1. Lake La Ercina. 2. Lake Enol. 3. Basilica of Our Lady of Covadonga. 4. View from the Grotto of Covadonga. 5. Chapel of the Virgin at the Grotto of Covadonga.

STOPS AND ITINERARIES

Along the route Cangas de OnísCovadonga-Lakes, the buses have set discretionary stops near all points of interest along the route, including areas with lodging, restaurants and other activities. IMPORTANT NOTE: buses only stop if requested.

FEES Parking in designated parking lots

2,00 €

(all day)

8€

(all day)

3,50 €

(all day)

Bus ticket for children under 3

Gratuito

(all day)

Bus ticket Cangas de Onís – Covadonga

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ACCESS BY LOCAL TAXI

Adult bus ticket Bus ticket for children under 12

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1,50 €

(one-way)

This more personalized mean of transport also includes driver-guides with experience in tourist routes and on mountain roads. Contact telephone numbers: 985 848 797 - 985 848 373 NEW THIS YEAR: Personalized service in 8-seat vehicles from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. With stops at La Reina Vantage Point and the Lakes. Departures from Taxitur Park, T1 SOTO. Prices: €11 for adults, €5 for children.

ORGANIZED GROUPS IN BUSES

Space is set aside for groups upon prior request from the Asturias Transport Consortium: Contact: 985 203 974 lagosbus@consorcioasturias.com

WHERE TO PARK VEHICLES There are four signposted parking lots with more than 1600 spaces available: Cangas Centro P1, El Bosque P2, Muñigo P3 and Repelao P4.

ACCESS WITH PETS:

SCHEDULES FROM APRIL TO SEPTEMBER Road blocked First morning trip Last ascent Last descent Road reopened

8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

DECEMBER Road blocked First morning trip Last ascent Last descent Road reopened

8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

WHERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Only in designated parking lots (P1, P2, P3 and P4), never at stops or on the bus itself.

EXCEPTIONS AND SPECIAL SITUATIONS Access to the Lakes by private vehicle when the road is open, but access restrictions are in force is subject to the availability of parking spaces in the Buferra area of the Lakes. The road may be closed to traffic ahead of schedule on occasion if this parking lot becomes full.

OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED DISABLED PERSONS:

Free access by private vehicle.

ACCESS TO COVADONGA

Free, but limited to the number of parking spaces available.

The bus provides free cages for dogs in the luggage compartment. Other pets must travel in the luggage compartment in their own carriers. Once in the park, animals must remain securely leashed at all times.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Cangas de Onís Town Council: www.cangasdeonis.com INCATUR: www.picosdeeuropa.com Picos de Europa National Park: www.magrama.gob.es/es/ redparquesnacionales/nuestrosparques/ picos-europa/ Asturias Transport Consortium (CTA): www.consorcioasturias.com Asturias Tourism: www.turismoasturias.com ALSA: www.alsa.es


P1 CANGAS CENTER

i CANGAS DE ONÍS

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- Roman Bridge - Holy Cross Chapel /Dolmen - Kingdom of Asturias Hall: - Exhibition: "Picos de Europa Tourist Gateway"

Soto de Cangas I

2 Soto de Cangas II

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4

SOTO T1

P2 EL BOSQUE

5 La Riera I

Onís

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Sella river

7 AS 262

Muñigu

N 625

MUÑIGO EL REPELAO

P4

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BUS STOPS AND POINTS OF INTEREST

Priena

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Covadonga

Cave and Basilica

- Basilica of Covadonga - Holy Cave - Museum and Escolanía

Amieva

T

P3

COVADONGA

Dobra river

Permanent bus stop

CO 4

BUFERRERA - Information center - Bus terminal

Point of interest

(parking lot + public transport tickets)

Sames Tourist establishment areas and bus stop

La Riera II

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Cangas de Onís

P

Benia de Onís

AS 114

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Information

LAKE ENOL LAKE LA ERCINA

Tourist taxi

“PEDRO PIDAL” VISITOR CENTER

TOURIST ESTABLISHMENTS ON THE ROUTE 1

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Paco Curras Diseñadores

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RESTAURANTS - El Bricial - La Casa de La Fabada - Monte Auseva - La Palmera - La Pasera - La Cabaña del Queso Bar/Shop TOURISM - Zoo La Grandera - Horses El Dorado HOTEL - El Molino VILLAGE HOUSE - El Caserón RESTAURANTS - El Bosque - Molino del Partidor HOTEL - La Ablaneda RESTAURANT - Orandi CRAFT SHOP - El Bosque CRAFT SHOP - Artesanía Picos de Europa HOTELS - Peñalba - Los Texos VILLAGE HOUSE - Cuadriello VACATION HOMES - Casa Antonio HOSTEL - La Riera RESTAURANT - Peñalba CRAFT SHOP - La Vega

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Visit to Covadonga and the Lakes  

Access to the lakes by public transport.

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