The Senda del Oso and how to experience it

Spain offers spectacular tourism for all tastes. Its good weather and great accessibility invites you to carry out activities and plans where the protagonists are nature, fresh air and sport. It is for this reason that the country has made available to hikers and interested peoplemore than 2,000 km of greenways. These routes were old railway and mining routes that, after their disabling, became perfect destinations to spend unforgettable moments, in the company of the best landscapes.

Among the best greenways in Spain is the Senda del Oso, 36 km of adventure in Asturias. If you want to know more about her, continue reading.

First of all… What is the Senda del Oso?

The Senda del Oso is located in Asturias, specifically crossing the councils of Proaza, Quirós, Santo Adriano and Teverga. This is an old mining train track that, as we mentioned in the introduction to this article, It was converted into a greenway, so it is perfect for walking or cycling.

It is important to bear in mind that the Senda del Oso is not a completely flat route. For this reason, the most common section (descent) is Estrago-Buyera. This stretch is approximately 16 km long and is made up of bridges, gorges and tunnels.

It is worth emphasizing that this route is ideal for all kinds of people, in addition, of course, pets.

The adventure begins! How to enjoy the Senda del Oso?

the path of the bear

We cannot just talk and talk about the Senda del Oso, rather, we want to encourage you to walk it. Therefore, belowwe will tell you everything you need to know to spend a day of adventure and excitement in Senda del Oso.

1. Travel the Senda del Oso in the best transport: The bike!

If you want to do the complete tour, cycling the green route is the best option. You can choose between bringing your own bike or renting it.

In case you decide on the second path, you will have the possibility to pick up the bikes in the sheds located right at the beginning of the path (in Havoc). There you must register the income and receive the bicycle according to your needs. after thatyou will be given a map with the routes and contact telephone numbersin this way you will have assistance throughout the tour.

The rental price is around 22 € for adults and 20 € for children. In case you require a pet cart, the price is between €20 and €35. You can start your ascent from 9:30 am.

The reservation of the bikes can be done online very easily.

2. How long does the tour of the Senda del Oso last?

Keep in mind that the duration of the tour will depend on where you start. However, if you take the common routes (Estrago-Buyera or Estrago-Valdemurio-Buyera) The duration of the descent will be between 2:30 and 3:30 hours.

3. You can’t stay without eating delicious!

As for food you will have two options. The first one is to have a fantastic picnic with food brought from home. This will take place in the recreational areas that are along the green route.

Now, if what you want is to eat in a restaurant, bar or cafeteria, you can do it in the town of Proaza, in the Valdemurio reservoir or in Buyera. There you will find combined dishes and confectionery; however, be sure to check the hours, because not all of them are always open.

4. Do you want to stay? No problem!

If you made a long trip or want to spend a few more days getting to know the fantastic landscapes that Senda del Oso has to offer, you should know that you have excellent accommodation options. On this green route you can stay in rural houses, cabins, hostels and apartments. You will even find small villas with swimming pools.

Some other recommendations and tips to enjoy the Senda del Oso to the fullest

Now, in order for you to live your journey safely and comfortably, it is important that you take into account the following tips:

  • If you travel with children, it is recommended that you visit the path in the months of June to September. This is because they are the months in which it rains less and the weather is hotter. You can also take advantage of the autumn season: the landscapes will be beautiful and colourful.
  • Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing. Although it is not a very demanding route, it is important to do it with comfortable or specific clothing for riding a bicycle. Keep in mind that they must be garments suitable for the season of the year.
  • Don’t be hungry and bring something to snack on. It’s always good to have something to eat that keeps your energy up. Also, you must not forget to bring enough water for the entire journey.

We hope that with this article you have decided to embark on the adventure of discovering the beautiful Senda del Oso. Do not forget to tell us when you are going to meet her and what plans you have with her. Tell us all in the comments section! We will be looking forward to reading you.