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Lake Covadonga

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Amazing views

There is a steep and twisty road to the lakes with views from all sides, providing it isn't misty... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Bfmcm
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Excellent hiking with fabulous scenic views

We investigated how to 'do' the lakes at the Tourist Information Office in Cangas de Onis. Contrary... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Kevin H
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the Picos de Europa has spectacular scenery the Lakes of Covadonga were not as spectacular as the reviews led me to believe. You will find more spectacular alpine lakes in any of the US National Parks in the Rockies. The most unique aspect of...More

Thank RichL1963
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

There is a steep and twisty road to the lakes with views from all sides, providing it isn't misty. Expect to dodge cars and cows on the roads there. We eventually broke through the mist to see the surrounding scenery including cows grazing on the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We investigated how to 'do' the lakes at the Tourist Information Office in Cangas de Onis. Contrary to other reviewers advice on TripAdvisor, apparently the road from Covadonga up to the lakes is closed to cars on Saturday and Sunday, as it is only open...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Wonderful day out: the hike around the lakes itself is 8km, but enough paths around to extend this experience. You can drive up to Covadonga and you must take the bus from there (8€ per adult).

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

First, these two alpine lakes are not called Lake Covadonga. Covadonga is the tiny town nearby whose road leading up to it has at least 5 parking lots for all the folks who are going to the two lakes in the national park. Unless it...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Great place to wander around, plenty to see and a few refuges offering refreshments. Weekends can be busy, so go early.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The shuttle bus provided up to the lakes is very convenient as it can get crowded with lots of people. If you get the chance it is definitely worth also visiting the town of Covadonga to see the church, cave and waterfall. The lakes themselves...More

Thank Imogen A
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Stung view of the cathedral. Climbed to the Lagos de Covadonga on my bicicle and it was very fogy all the way, lots of cows on the road, impresive views. The stretch with a 15% inclination was very tough to do because of the bus...More

Thank Thalía V
Reviewed 11 December 2017

GO EARLY (or late) to avoid the cars on this narrow twisty ride as the cars forget to give way to motorcyclists (vulnerable road users) Once up in the mountains it is an amazing feeling tranquil fresh and green (late September) and the water very...More

Thank Shifti
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Starting by car in the Covadonga village and driving the road ascending from Covadonga to the lakes is also a popular climb in professional road bicycle racing, and is being been used by the “Vuelta a España” many times in the last 25 years. After...More

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Natasha H
7 June 2018|
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Response from Thalía V | Reviewed this property |
Hello Natasha! I don’t know about the shuttle times because I went up to the Lakes on my bike, but I highly recommend you stay at the Parador in Cangas de Onis, It’s beautiful place.
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Kateřina P
26 July 2017|
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Park your car as close to the Basilica & Cave as possible & catch the bus from there, (4-5 parking areas where they also sell your ticket to the bus), quite convinient.
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Jane N | Reviewed this property |
There are buses from the bus station in Cangas every 20 mins. No need to book
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