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Lake Covadonga

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| Carretera a los Lagos, 33589, Cangas de Onis, Spain
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Spectacular

Great place to wander around, plenty to see and a few refuges offering refreshments. Weekends can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PeteLucy434
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Spectacular Scenery

The shuttle bus provided up to the lakes is very convenient as it can get crowded with lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Imogen A
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“picos de europa” (16 reviews)
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| Carretera a los Lagos, 33589, Cangas de Onis, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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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
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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

Thank Amazon122s
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

It was beautifully sunny when we set off up the twisty mountain road and the views were fabulous at the top. Not a lot of facilities open early at the top but there were nice restaurants/cafes at the beginning of the road. However the fog...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We went there a bit late which appeared to be lucky, as we could see beautiful sunset. Views are stunning. Must see!

Thank Jarek S
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Firstly you have a choice during off peak whether to drive or use the bus, if you are not a confident driver use the bus. Secondly, try to time your visit so that you are likely to be driving up when most people are doing...More

1  Thank Beverley G
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We travelled up from Covadonga to the twin lakes on 7th October 2017. Despite the weather bring glorious, it is now “low season” which meant cars could drive up to the lakes again. The guidebook we had mentioned nothing more than the lakes being 12KM...More

1  Thank NotOnTwitter
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I was very lucky to visit the Lakes of Covadonga on a sunny day and the views are amazing, it's a very peaceful place especially if you go early in the morning as you will avoid many tourists. I am very fond of cows, so...More

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Kateřina P
26 July 2017|
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Response from antoniobB3504GR |
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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grapow
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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GetoutoftownAuburn
3 June 2017|
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Response from Vincent B | Reviewed this property |
To the reach de actual Picos themselves in the high season one must use the local bus service that has various stops from Cangas de Onis village, Covadonga cathedral and the 4 (now recently 5) parking lots. I recall the fate... More
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