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Lake Covadonga

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Address: | Carretera a los Lagos, Cangas de Onis, Spain

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The most beautiful place I've ever visited! The views are stunning! The road up is narrow and there are cows on the road, so be aware! Lots of traffic up and around noon the line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful place I've ever visited! The views are stunning! The road up is narrow and there are cows on the road, so be aware! Lots of traffic up and around noon the line for parking is long, so probably best to get there early, or later in the afternoon. Make sure to visit on a clear day to... More 

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially, we were disappointed because of the mist when we arrived at Lake Ercina. This meant we would not be able to enjoy the magnificent views from some of the hiking trails. However, we chose a trail that went around the lake, through a beech forest and through farming land. It was a beautiful walk with great variety and many... More 

Thank Aussielins
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great scenery if weather good at end of mountain road from Covadonga, gets very busy and if crowded the road from Covadonga to the lakes can be closed due to congestion. Paths and facilities all well done and ok for reasonable walking gear, but lots for steps from car park. Need to be reasonable fit to do the circular lake... More 

Thank Brian M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Covadonga lakes are accessible by bus only (or private taxi). Just as well as the road is narrow. The bus ticket price is reasonable @ Eur 8 for the round trip. The lakes are around 12 km from the bus pick-up location and around 20 minutes bus journey.# If you are travelling by car then parking in Covadonga can... More 

Thank spmmik53
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can only get to the lakes by buses on high season, that depart every 15 minutes. It's a 20 minutes trip by curvy roads with high precipices (those afraid of heights won't have a good time). Parking the car at Covadonga village will cost you 2€. Once you get there, there is a standard walk easy to follow that... More 

Thank jordi7482
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the parking up near lake Enol, we took trail PR2 and halfway added trail PR 5, back and forth to the refuge de Vegarredonda. PR5 is a steep climb up, PR 2 circles around the two lakes. The landscape is somewhat desolate. There is only low vegetation and some occasional trees. Cows abundant which also adds to the poor... More 

Thank Kees00
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We took the buses up and down (as the roads are closed to normal traffic in the summer months). The 40 minute journey winds up mountain roads and it is a pleasure to see the skills of the bus drivers although the roads aren't as scary as you might think. Only one blind corner made fellow passengers grip their seats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

To visit the lakes, you need to take buses or organised tours in summer time, so we took an organized tour which was really good. The scenery is completely different from the stereotypical image of Spain, and this should be one of the best places to visit in the national park of Los Picos de Europa. We liked it.

Thank Plus_Ultra_2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The lakes at Covadonga are quite busy during the August holidays, but even so it is a nice day trip to make for a not-so-strenuous hike. First, you park your car in a lot and then a bus takes you up the winding roads to the two lakes above Covadonga. It is a surprisingly long ride, and there are few... More 

Thank LSchmitt42
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

There's a great park and ride service up to the Lakes (EUR 8.00 per person per day to get on and off as much as you like) which means that you can take your picnic up there without having to carry it too far. From the Lakes you can have the option of hundreds of walks from 3km upwards. We... More 

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