Join our guided wildlife tours and observe the unique wildlife of Asturias!

‘Unique species, unbeatable scenery and unforgettable experiences’. That’s how Asturias is promoted as ecotourism destination. And no wonder. Although this ‘Natural Paradise’ only represents 2% of Spain’s surface, it is home to 75% of mammals and birds species to be found in Spain. The most iconic are Cantabrian brown bears (Ursus arctos arctos), Iberian wolves (Canis lupus), Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus), Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) and Wallcreepers (Tichodroma muraria,).

Protected areas in Asturias

Over a third of Asturias’ surface is protected. Asturias has 1 National Park (Picos de Europa), 7 Biosphere Reserves (Las Ubiñas-La Mesa, Muniellos, Picos de Europa, Redes, Ponga, Somiedo and Oscos-Eo), 5 natural parks (Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias, Las Ubiñas-La Mesa, Ponga, Redes and Somiedo), 1 full nature reserve (Muniellos), 6 partial nature reserves, 2 protected landscapes and 39 natural monuments. Furthermore, Asturias also houses the first declared marine reserve in Spain (El Cachucho).

Wildlife of Asturias

Resultantly, Asturias is one of the best places to observe Iberian wildlife. The brown bear is undoubtedly the emblematic animal of Asturias. You can also see wolves, hoofed animals (deer, roe deer, fallow deer, and ibex), and other mammals such as wild cats, genets, and otters. Furthermore, you can find over 400 bird species in Asturias. Bearded Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, and Wall Creeper are only some examples. Also, over 140 butterfly species live in Asturias. Finally,  you can spot up to 25 species of cetaceans, both resident and migratory, in the Cantabrian Sea bordering Asturias.

Our guided wildlife tours

We offer various Wildlife Tours to encounter the rich wildlife of Asturias. Certified and experienced guides who respect the local environment lead all our tours.

Even though Asturias has abundant wildlife, there is no guarantee that you see all the animals you want during your stay. However, participating in our guided wildlife tours greatly increases your chances of encountering them. We also design customized tours for a unique and personalized wildlife experience.

Visit and dive into Asturias’ wildlife with us!

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8 Hours

Some of the highest mountains in Northern Spain are located in Picos de Europa National park with peaks of more...

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Bearded Vulture
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This privately guided tour will bring you to the Picos de Europa National Park where you will search for Bearded...

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Brown bear
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This guided tour takes you into Asturias’ Natural Parks to find Cantabrian brown bears (Ursus arctos arctos). Due to various...

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3 Hours

Join our tour that combines two of the highlights of Asturias: birdwatching and canoeing in Picos de Europa National Park!...

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Birding in Ponga Natural Park offers a unique opportunity to observe a wide variety of species in their breathtaking natural...

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the red deer during our Red Deer Bellowing Tour in Ponga Natural Park!...

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