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Navia - Viavélez
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Navia - Viavélez (Western Asturias)
25 kms
On foot 7 h. 30 min.
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A long walk that runs through the boroughs of Navia and El Franco

Summary Navia - Viavélez

This coastal path begins in the town of Navia. Starting at the harbour, cross the bridge and then walk along the main road for just over a kilometre, where you take a turning to the right that leads to the coast, passing by Mohías Mansion, also known as Santa Cruz or Cienfuegos-Jovellanos Mansion.

The path continues northward between meadows and farmlands, passing first through Foxos to then head for the beautiful Arnielles Beach, with its long flights of steps, continuing westward along this beach. Once past the beach, take a path towards the sea that skirts the cape and leads to the fishing village of Ortiguera, where the coastal path continues through the upper part of the village. It then heads west, passing a scenic balcony on the cliffs, where a freshwater well that supplied the inhabitants of this village is still preserved.

Continuing south until reaching the meadows in Carrileiras, leaving the neighborhood of Medal behind you, you then come to A Figueira Cliffs, from where you can see the beach of the same name below. The beach is accessed by a long flight of steps not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo.

Further on, you come to a footbridge over a small, yet no less attractive stream, as it boasts lush woods on its banks. The rather large village of Lloza, which now has a fair number of inhabitants, is located on a flat stretch of the trail.

Once past the old schoolhouses and the chapel, the path leads to Torbas Cove and the beach of the same name, where you can rest at one of the nearby scenic balconies.

The path then continues along the flat coastal strips of Salias and Acibús to reach a new area of beach called D'Armazá. There is then an uphill climb to San Cristobal, passing the neighborhood of Castello on the left to then quickly reach Castello Beach followed by Cambaredo Beach.

There you can enjoy the splendid rest area and the scenic balcony overlooking the Bay of Biscay. A monolithic landmark, called "Window onto the Horizon", by sculptor Ernesto Knorr, will undoubtedly leave more than one hiker speechless.

Taking up the hike once more with the knowledge of being near the end of the trail, you cross another mini coastal strip known as A Senra to reach Pormenande Beach, frequented by the inhabitants of the town of La Caridad.

The path then heads uphill through a grove of native species of trees, offering glimpses of La Atalaya, where the old schools, a playground and fishermen's sheds can be found. After a hike of around 14 km, the route ends in the village of Viavélez, where you can enjoy the view of the romantic fishing harbour.

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Description Navia - Viavélez

This coastal path begins in the town of Navia. Starting at the harbour, cross the bridge and then walk along the main road for just over a kilometre, where you take a turning to the right that leads to the coast, passing by Mohías Mansion, also known as Santa Cruz or Cienfuegos-Jovellanos Mansion.

The path continues northward between meadows and farmlands, passing first through Foxos to then head for the beautiful Arnielles Beach, with its long flights of steps, continuing westward along this beach. Once past the beach, take a path towards the sea that skirts the cape and leads to the fishing village of Ortiguera, where the coastal path continues through the upper part of the village. It then heads west, passing a scenic balcony on the cliffs, where a freshwater well that supplied the inhabitants of this village is still preserved.

Continuing south until reaching the meadows in Carrileiras, leaving the neighborhood of Medal behind you, you then come to A Figueira Cliffs, from where you can see the beach of the same name below. The beach is accessed by a long flight of steps not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo.

Further on, you come to a footbridge over a small, yet no less attractive stream, as it boasts lush woods on its banks. The rather large village of Lloza, which now has a fair number of inhabitants, is located on a flat stretch of the trail.

Once past the old schoolhouses and the chapel, the path leads to Torbas Cove and the beach of the same name, where you can rest at one of the nearby scenic balconies.

The path then continues along the flat coastal strips of Salias and Acibús to reach a new area of beach called D'Armazá. There is then an uphill climb to San Cristobal, passing the neighborhood of Castello on the left to then quickly reach Castello Beach followed by Cambaredo Beach.

There you can enjoy the splendid rest area and the scenic balcony overlooking the Bay of Biscay. A monolithic landmark, called "Window onto the Horizon", by sculptor Ernesto Knorr, will undoubtedly leave more than one hiker speechless.

Taking up the hike once more with the knowledge of being near the end of the trail, you cross another mini coastal strip known as A Senra to reach Pormenande Beach, frequented by the inhabitants of the town of La Caridad.

The path then heads uphill through a grove of native species of trees, offering glimpses of La Atalaya, where the old schools, a playground and fishermen's sheds can be found. After a hike of around 14 km, the route ends in the village of Viavélez, where you can enjoy the view of the romantic fishing harbour.