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Beautiful lakes in the Picos de Europa

The magnificent and little known Picos de Europa have very few lakes; the two above Covadonga are the best by some way. They are not always accessible by car in the summer months... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The magnificent and little known Picos de Europa have very few lakes; the two above Covadonga are the best by some way. They are not always accessible by car in the summer months (although there are shuttle buses) unless you go up very early in the morning. Follow the winding and cow infested road for 12 km past the historic... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The access to the lakes is pretty difficult. Nice views, incredible I would say, but it's really high up into the mountains and the road doesn't have side reinforcements all the way so sometimes you kind of have the sensation you are falling or will be falling soon lol. We managed to get there without looking too much on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The lakes are beautiful. There is a old mining site nearby. Many walking trails around. But be prepared to book a return taxi as there is no reception if you are not driving. The Covadonga town is worth a visit too.

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went in winter. Incredible landscapes and views. All snowy and pure. Went by car as it had not snowed too much, and had luck with the day, as we were one of the few human beings present there that day.

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Wisborough Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We liked the road to get there, and the gentleness of the lake itself, reflecting the mountains of the Picos de Europa.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

the best place to find peace, the way is beautiful and magical atmosphere. our place for the last years of life

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

they are very high up in the picos de europa, so for that worth as visit as well as covodonga. nice to walk around the lakes quite remote. lakes not that big

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went to Lake Covadonga to watch the Vuelta riders come thru which was great, but was taken by the beautiful rugged scenery around it more of Picos de Europe. The small town is a nice place to stop to explore the walking tracks and locals were very hospitable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After an uphill wind-y drive that scared the heck out of some of our friends, we were transported to what seemed like another world. Beautiful mountains and lakes with mist and tons of cows and sheep grazing. The view and the sound of the cow bells was mesmerizing. The bathroom situation is pretty bad -- only one stall for each,... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a great time walking round. The day we went was a public holiday, and there were plenty of people by the lakeside, but it was much quieter when we walked around the back of the mountain. Signposts were intermittent, and better suited to going round clockwise, and we would recommend getting a route plan and or map before... More 

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