Our Activities

Bear Sighting, Interpretative Routes and Bivouac in Somiedo

“Come and explore with us the most unusual corners of the Natural Park of Somiedo (Asturias).”

In Somiedo the natural cycle is deeply marked by seasonal changes, fauna, flora, landscapes and livestock activity, that is the reason why each living synchronizes with the seasons and the same events are repeated at the same time of the year.

Somiedo Experience guides small groups through selected routes, combining the interpretation of the landscape, the observation of fauna and flora and the visits to the mythical brañas and the most important lake complex in Asturias.

We try to establish these routes based on the most interesting natural events of every season so that you can enjoy: a walk through the forest in Autumn, the sighting of a bear with her cubs in Spring, Saliencia lakes breathtaking landscape when the colors of the heather and gorse mix, the sound of the bellowing (berrea) at the end of the Summer, the wolf howling in winter and even, going back in time visiting the innumerable and unique teitos in this land.

Bear Sightings

Bear Sightings

Wolf Route

Wolf Route

Directed Bivouac

Directed Bivouac

Ornithological Route

Ornithological Route

Botanical Route

Botanical Route

Long Route

Long Route

Somiedo Experience activities: Active Tourism and Conservation

On our routes through the Somiedo Natural Park (declared a Biosphere Reserve):

 

  • We will teach you to interpret the landscape (discovering the flora and fauna of the mountains in Somiedo).
  • You will experience a fauna sighting in total freedom (Cantabrian brown bear and other emblematic species that inhabit Somiedo).
  • You will learn about the most ancient customs of the people from this land when visiting teitos and listening to livestock stories.
  • You will enjoy a unique landscape, you will discover routes through the mountains that do not appear in the tourist guides, you will visit places with a special charm such as the brañas.
  • And we will be with you living the exclusive experience of sleeping in the mountains of Somiedo.  (Directed bivouac).

Calendar of Sightings, Routes and Bivouac

Each interpretive route, sighting or even the directed bivouac, will be conditioned by the seasons, the weather of the moment, and especially in the sightings, by the behaviour of the animals in total freedom *. So, this calendar is only indicative.

* Sighting cannot be 100% guaranteed.

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
Wolf R.
Long R.
Wolf R.
Long R.
Wolf R.
Long R.
Oso
Long R.
Botanical R.
MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST
Bear
Long R.
Ornitolo. R.
Botanical R.
Bear
Vivac
Long R.
Ornitolo. R.
Botanical R.
Vivac
Long R.
Ornitolo. R.
Botanical R.
Bear
Vivac
Long R.
Ornitolo. R.
Botanical R.
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
Oso
Vivac
Long R.
Ornitolo. R.
Botanical R.
Wolf R.
Long R.
Ornitolo. R.
Botanical R.
Wolf R.
Long R.
Wolf R.
Long R.

* On mobile, scroll sideways to see all the months.

Customer Experiences

"Although we had no luck with the bear, we were able to see a lot of wildlife thanks to the skill of our guide."

 

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Garazi Leanizbarrutia

País Vasco

"It is not only to go to see the Cantabrian brown bear, but also to learn and get to know the area of the Somedano mountains."

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Nan M.

Asturias

"We saw bear remains and tracks in the morning, and two bears at the end of the day, it was an unforgettable moment."

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Lorena S.

Avilés, Asturias

Supporting the conservation of Somiedo

Somiedo Experience is a local active tourism company where we are authorised by the Somiedo Natural Park to carry out brown bear watching.

Sustainability Recognition System for Nature Tourism in the Natural Network 2000

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