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“Good day out, but watch for mists”
Review of Lake Covadonga

Lake Covadonga
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good day out, but watch for mists”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The trip up to the lakes ( yes there are two) is a little twisty and turny and if allowed to drive up there, do go, but be mindful that a low cloud day will negate any pleasure you derive from the experience as all you will see is mists and no mountain tops. At times of the year they close the road, so you are forced to get a bus but it is not to expensive and if you are a nervous driver it might well be worth it as other drivers, mores especially Spanish ones who do not see any problem with driving in the middle of the road with a sheer drop one side and ditch or rock face on the other. given the state of some of their cars they regard hitting other cars or rocks as the norm!
Combine the day with a trip to the Basilica which has free toilets and is free to get in and from the outside is spectacular in its setting but not so inside. Lots of space to picnic halfway up BUT do not get pressured into buying a bus seat until you are sure the road is closed and I suspect it gets very busy at times.
Also remember that it might be 8 -10 degrees cooler at the top than the bottom if you want to walk and there is a small café, which I did not use so cannot comment.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Amazed by the beautiful scenery, the free-ranging cows and the well-maintained walkways between the two lakes. The views are stunning and the walk very easily managed. We were blessed with a lovely sunny day and the area was full of visitors enjoying the many spectacular views, including the snow-capped mountains in the background. We drove up to the tourist parking areas and then did the 3.5 Km walk between the two lakes and it was a wonderful surprise to see people and the cows enjoying the mountain pastures in total harmony. Definitely a must for any tourist in this area.

Visited July 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a great day when we visited - the area was absolutely stunning. Did the walks between the two lakes and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Northern Spain.
The road up to the Lakes is a little hairy but because of the incline and the curves you can't travel at speed. We just loved the whole experience and this should not be missed if in the area.

Visited June 2013
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Yorkshire England
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great walk between the two lakes - idyllic”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a great walk through meadows with the backdrop of snow covered mountains. Easy walking with no sound apart from cow bells

Visited June 2013
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“place you should visit”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

place you should visit at least once in your life.the colour of the water seems like from another world.looks like mirror.could see all the clouds reflected in the clean water.....i visit it in the winter but i guess the same view can have in the summer...

Visited November 2012
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