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La Ñora - Gijón
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La Ñora - Gijón (Central Asturias)
11 kms
On foot Time (each way): 4 h.
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Layout of the route

A fairly easy trail through the borough of Gijón

Summary La Ñora - Gijón

The trail begins on La Ñora Beach, with a climb up through a eucalyptus wood to a scenic balcony. Here you can get your breath back while enjoying a panoramic view of the Bay of Biscay and the beach.

The trail then continues uphill, though not so steeply, leaving the eucalyptus wood behind to reach the coastal strip, where there is a rest area with incredible views.

It then heads down towards Estaño Beach while offering panoramic views of La Providencia. After crossing the stream that runs down to the beach, the trail heads back uphill to the coastal strip.

There is then a fairly easy stretch that allows you to enjoy fantastic views of the cliffs and La Cagonera and Serín Beaches, a popular meeting spot for paragliders, who can often be seen flying overhead.

The trail then continues to the hill known as Colina del Cuervo, near La Providencia Park, where the city of Gijón can be made out. Skirting Peñarrubia Beach, you come to a fountain that is an invitation to stop to rest and drink.

The trail then heads downhill to El Rinconín, passing by the house of Asturian writer Rosario Acuña. On reaching the camping site, you will encounter more and more people out for a stroll. From there on, the trail runs alongside a pebble beach to then skirt the rocky area of San Lorenzo Bay along a paved promenade all the way to Piles Bridge, the end of the hike, but not of the walk, which continues along the entire beach.

The walk along San Lorenzo Promenade offers views of Gijón Bay all the way to Santa Catalina Headland. It is a completely flat walk until you reach the Church of San Pedro, located on Santa Catalina Peninsula at the end of San Lorenzo Promenade, known locally as "El Muro" (the Wall). Located up on the headland is the "Eulogy to the Horizon", a monumental work by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, visible from any point on Gijón's coastline and which has become a symbol of the city. From there you head downhill through the park to reach the marina between Fomento and Fomentín Wharfs, where the moored boats offer a picturesque setting. The route ends here.

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Description La Ñora - Gijón

The trail begins on La Ñora Beach, with a climb up through a eucalyptus wood to a scenic balcony. Here you can get your breath back while enjoying a panoramic view of the Bay of Biscay and the beach.

The trail then continues uphill, though not so steeply, leaving the eucalyptus wood behind to reach the coastal strip, where there is a rest area with incredible views.

It then heads down towards Estaño Beach while offering panoramic views of La Providencia. After crossing the stream that runs down to the beach, the trail heads back uphill to the coastal strip.

There is then a fairly easy stretch that allows you to enjoy fantastic views of the cliffs and La Cagonera and Serín Beaches, a popular meeting spot for paragliders, who can often be seen flying overhead.

The trail then continues to the hill known as Colina del Cuervo, near La Providencia Park, where the city of Gijón can be made out. Skirting Peñarrubia Beach, you come to a fountain that is an invitation to stop to rest and drink.

The trail then heads downhill to El Rinconín, passing by the house of Asturian writer Rosario Acuña. On reaching the camping site, you will encounter more and more people out for a stroll. From there on, the trail runs alongside a pebble beach to then skirt the rocky area of San Lorenzo Bay along a paved promenade all the way to Piles Bridge, the end of the hike, but not of the walk, which continues along the entire beach.

The walk along San Lorenzo Promenade offers views of Gijón Bay all the way to Santa Catalina Headland. It is a completely flat walk until you reach the Church of San Pedro, located on Santa Catalina Peninsula at the end of San Lorenzo Promenade, known locally as "El Muro" (the Wall). Located up on the headland is the "Eulogy to the Horizon", a monumental work by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, visible from any point on Gijón's coastline and which has become a symbol of the city. From there you head downhill through the park to reach the marina between Fomento and Fomentín Wharfs, where the moored boats offer a picturesque setting. The route ends here.