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There is a steep and twisty road to the lakes with views from all sides, providing it isn't misty. Expect to dodge cars and cows on the roads there. We eventually broke through the mist to see the surrounding scenery including cows grazing on the...More
We investigated how to 'do' the lakes at the Tourist Information Office in Cangas de Onis. Contrary to other reviewers advice on TripAdvisor, apparently the road from Covadonga up to the lakes is closed to cars on Saturday and Sunday, as it is only open...More
First, these two alpine lakes are not called Lake Covadonga. Covadonga is the tiny town nearby whose road leading up to it has at least 5 parking lots for all the folks who are going to the two lakes in the national park. Unless it...More
The shuttle bus provided up to the lakes is very convenient as it can get crowded with lots of people.
If you get the chance it is definitely worth also visiting the town of Covadonga to see the church, cave and waterfall.
The lakes themselves...More
Stung view of the cathedral. Climbed to the Lagos de Covadonga on my bicicle and it was very fogy all the way, lots of cows on the road, impresive views. The stretch with a 15% inclination was very tough to do because of the bus...More
GO EARLY (or late) to avoid the cars on this narrow twisty ride as the cars forget to give way to motorcyclists (vulnerable road users)
Once up in the mountains it is an amazing feeling tranquil fresh and green (late September) and the water very...More
Starting by car in the Covadonga village and driving the road ascending from Covadonga to the lakes is also a popular climb in professional road bicycle racing, and is being been used by the “Vuelta a España” many times in the last 25 years. After...More
It was beautifully sunny when we set off up the twisty mountain road and the views were fabulous at the top. Not a lot of facilities open early at the top but there were nice restaurants/cafes at the beginning of the road. However the fog...More