Nature Parks in Asturias

Nature Parks in Asturias
Reserva de la Biosfera de Muniellos, Alto Narcea, Degaña e Ibias
Located in the eastern part of Asturias is the Muniellos Biosphere Reserve which covers over 500 square kilometres. The reserve is characterised by its mountains, valleys and rivers which are largely untouched by man. It is home to the largest oak forest of the peninsula and is one of the best-kept in Europe. The area is crisscrossed by rivers which include the Narcea River and its tributaries (such as Muniellos and Tablizas).
Picos de Europa National Park
The Picos De Europa National Park is a range of dramatic mountains some 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain. It covers over 64,000 hectares and is characterised by mountains, canyons, gorges and caves. The peaks of these mountains are often covered in snow all year round. The park consists of three independent massifs known as The Western Massif (El Cornión), The Central Massif (Los Urrieles), and The Eastern Massif (Andara). The park boasts over 200 peaks with a height of over 200 metres and four rivers which criss-cross the park through deep valleys.
Parque Natural de Redes
The Parque Natural de Redes is located in the central eastern part of the Austuras. It belongs to the region of Nalón. It covers 375 km2 and is characterized by its terrain of mountains; dominated by karst formed limestone, the Atlantic forest, meadows and pastures. The park’s lowest altitude is 400m rising to 2105 metres.
Río Eo, Osco y Terras de Burón Biosphere Reserve
The reserve covers around 16,000 hectares and includes the Eo River and its estuary, much of the Navia, Porcía and Miño river basins, and major coastal basins running onto the Cantabrian Sea.
Parque Natural de Somiedo
Covering 39,165 hectares the Somiedo Nature Park is located in the central area of the Cantabrian Mountains. It comprises five main valleys: Sapiencia, Valle del Lago, Puerto de Somiedo, Las Aortas and Cigüeñas. These valleys are unspoilt and surrounded by peaks reaching up to 2,000 metres. The park is home to a significant number of wild brown bear.