Birdwatching and canoeing in Picos de Europa

3 Hours

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

This guided tour lets you explore Asturias’ beautiful aquatic environments while enjoying the fascinating activity of birdwatching. Bird lovers consider Asturias a paradise, as it is home to a great diversity of both resident and migratory species.

Discover the stunning natural landscapes of Asturias while you silently glide through the water, observing a wide variety of bird species. Immerse yourself in nature, respect the environment, and create unforgettable memories birdwatching at the feet of the Picos de Europa!

Which birds can you find during this tour?

This 8-kilometer tour lasts approximately three hours (depending on the river flow). You can enjoy different bird sightings, both in and on the waterfront as in the air, such as:

  • White-throated Dipper;
  • Kingfisher;
  • Grey Heron;
  • Sand Martin;
  • Mallard.

This tour is led by local, English-speaking guides. They are experienced birdwatchers and will take care of a fun and safe canoeing experience on the Sella, Asturias´ most famous river.

What do you need for this tour?

For this birdwatching tour, we provide you with all the technical equipment you need: life jackets, wetsuits and waterproof drums to store your belongings. You only need to bring your own swimsuit, towel, water footwear, cap, sun cream, and your smartphone fully charged. Furthermore, we provide you with binoculars and a bird guidebook.

Interested to do some birdwatching and canoeing in Picos de Europa with us?

Send us a message via the form below or contact us via indicating the preferred tour date(s), the group size, and any other important details.

You can also book your tour via the booking form on our website*.

And… do not hesitate to take a look to our other Wildlife tours if you are interested in spotting more birds and other animals in Asturias!

*Although we do our best to update the availability on our website regularly, before booking we recommend you to send us a message. This can be done via the inquiry form below or via Indicate the desired tour date, number of persons (adults and/or children), and whether you need transportation or not. We’ll then check the real-time availability of our guides and come back to you within 48 hours to confirm the tour date or propose another date, in case our guides are not available.


The tour begins at the Canoe Rental Centre where you meet your guide to start the birdwatching and canoeing.

You can do this activity individually, in pairs, or groups of up to 10 people. This activity needs at least 4 people to take place. These people can be from the same or from different groups.

Everyone can participate in this activity, you only need to be over 5 years old and know how to swim.

The trip cost includes:

  • Private, experienced and licensed guide
  • Technical equipment: life jackets, wetsuits, waterproof drums, canoes and blades
  • Use of binoculars
  • Bird guidebook
  • Insurances

This trip cost excludes:

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Food and drinks


How do I book this tour?

It is best if you first send us a message via the enquiry form below or via, indicating the desired tour date and number of persons (adults and/or children). We’ll check the availability with our guides and come back to you within 48 hours to confirm the tour date or propose another date, in case our guides are not available.

You can then book this tour via the secure payment process on our website.

How do I pay for this tour?

You can pay for this tour via the secured payment process on this website. Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer to the account indicated in the email that you will receive after your inquiry.

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 dates? Is there a possibility to select another date?

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

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Birdwatching and canoeing in Picos de Europa
From € 50
/ Adult
From € 50
/ Child
  • Own transportation
  • 4-10 people
  • 3 hours
  • 11 AM- 2 PM
  • English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)
  • All year round