Asturias’ wild coast and fishermen’s villages

Asturias’ wild coastline stretches over 400 kilometers along the Cantabrian Sea. With over 200 beaches, steep cliffs, caves, and picturesque villages, you can spend multiple days exploring its coastal zone. Together with a local guide, you explore Asturias’ wild coast and fishermen’s villages during this private tour.

Cudillero is one of Spain’s most beautiful coastal villages. Its harbor and colored houses built criss-cross along the cliff make it an indispensable place to visit. However, there’s is much more to see in and around Cudillero, and that is what a lot of visitors do not know!

This private tour is guided by a local, English-speaking guide from this seaside region. She introduces you to this wonderful fishermen’s village and its surroundings. You can choose from three thematic excursions, which are all customizable.

Excursion option 1: Picturesque Fishing Ports

You visit the fishing port of Cudillero, its former fish market, and its historical buildings. Then, you drive along the coast visiting various viewpoints (miradores). They offer fantastic views over the Cantabrian sea and Asturias’ wild coastline. You then visit the fishing port of San Esteban. Your guide knows everything about its history and tells many local anecdotes. The tour ends again in Cudillero. Don’t forget to follow the advice of your guide and have some fresh seafood for lunch or dinner!

Excursion option 2: Cudillero’s rural hinterland

You start in Cudillero, where your guide shows you the fishing port, its former fish market, and its historical buildings. Then, you leave the coast to explore a less well-known, but culturally very important part, of this region. You drive to the rural hinterland of Cudillero. Here, you learn more about the century-old practices of the farmers in this area (vaqueiras). They still have their own strong rural identity. This includes traditional costumes and musical instruments, especially used during weddings and (religious) parties. You learn everything about these customs during this tour, while you enjoy the panoramic view over the mountains. The tour ends again in Cudillero. Don’t forget to follow the advice of your guide and enjoy some fresh seafood for your lunch or dinner!

Excursion option 3: Beaches and viewpoints of the Cantabrian sea

You first visit Cudillero, where your local guide shows you the fishing port, its former fish market, and its historical buildings. Then, you drive along the Asturian coastline to visit the surrounding beaches and viewpoints (miradores) over the Cantabrian sea. There’s a large variety of beaches in this area. Some are very small and surrounded by high cliffs. Others are more extended and you can access caves from the beach. Still, others are completely flooded during high tides. Finally, some of them are rocky and therefore perfect to search for crabs and other animals.

There’s ample opportunity to enjoy the views over the sea from one of the viewpoints. You can take a small walk on top of the cliffs. Or simply sit down on one of the benches and enjoy the sea breeze and sounds of the waves. The tour ends again in Cudillero. Don’t forget to follow the advice of your guide about the tastiest restaurants with fresh seafood for your lunch or dinner!

Interested to explore Asturias’ wild coast and fishermen’s villages with us?

Send us a message via the form below or contact us via info@intoasturias.com, indicating the preferred tour date(s), which tour you prefer, the group size, and any other important details.

Overview

Start in Cudillero, one of Spain’s most picturesque fishermen’s villages

Guided walk through Cudillero, to get to know its fishing port and most important historical buildings

Depending on the excursion that you select, you visit Cudillero’s hinterland, various viewpoints overlooking the Cantabrian Sea, different beaches, and/ or the fishing port of San Esteban

End of the tour is again in Cudillero, where you can have lunch or dinner in one of its many restaurants serving fresh sea food

Cost

The trip costs includes:

  • A private, English-speaking guide, introducing you to the landscape, culture and gastronomy of the area
  • Transportation in a private, air-conditioned vehicle for max. 8 persons
  • Insurances

The trip costs excludes:

  • Transportation to and from Cudillero (this can be arranged in addition though, please let us know if you need private transportation to and/ or from Cudillero. Cudillero also has a train station).
  • Lunch or dinner. Your guide can give you some insider tips about which fish restaurants in Cudillero to choose for lunch or dinner.
  • Additional expenses (food, souvenirs).
How do I book this tour?

Send us a message via the enquiry form below or via info@intoasturias.com indicating the desired tour date, number of persons (adults and/or children), preferred excursion (nr 1, 2 or 3) and whether you need transportation or not. We’ll check the availability of our guides and come back to you within 24 hours to confirm the tour date or propose another date, in case our guides are not available.

How do I pay for this tour?

Once we agreed upon a tour date, you can transfer the reservation cost (15% of the tour price) via the secured payment system on this website. The rest of the payment for the tour can be directly paid to the tour guide on the day of the tour.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable clothes en shoes for the short walk through the villages and along the coast, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and rain clothes.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome to join! It’s best to bring your own children seats for the car. In case you do not have these, let us know, and we discuss the possibilities with the guide.

Can I participate in this tour when I am using a wheelchair?

Yes, you can! The vehicle is accessible for wheelchairs and the guide will take this into account when designing the exact tour itinerary. Also, it is possible to borrow a wheelchair. Please let us know what you need and we’ll discuss the possibilities with you.

I do not have my own transportation. Is it possible to hire a driver and vehicle to bring me to and from Cudillero?

Yes, this is possible for sure. Our guide can pick you up from your accommodation, roughly in the surroundings of Oviedo, Gijon, and Aviles. Please indicate this when you contact us about the tour.

I am no longer able to participate in this tour. How do I cancel it?

The possibility to cancel a tour depends on the reasons and timing. For more information, please check ‘Cancellation Policy’ under the Terms and Conditions on this website.

I am not able to join this tour on the selected tour dates. Is it possible to select another date?

Yes! Contact us at info@intoasturias.com, tell us about your preferred dates and we will do our best to meet your preferences!

My tour of Cudillero, San Esteban, and the Cantabrian coast was led by an excellent tour guide (Carolina) who was very knowledgeable about the area and its history. Beautiful scenery all around and really enjoyed myself.

Johnny, USA, October 2021

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Asturias’ wild coast and fishermen’s villages

Trip Facts

  • 2-2.5 hours
  • Monday- Friday: 11 am- 13.30 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-12.00
  • 1-8 persons
  • Included during the tour. Transport from and to your accommodation possible in consultation.
  • English, Spanish, Italian, Asturian
  • Throughout the year
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