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Slow Train through Asturias

By rail through España Verde
Holiday information
Nights: 7
Accommodation: one 3-star hotel; one 4-star hotel; one 5-star hotel
Meals: 7 breakfasts
Included extras: rail pass for up to 10 single journeys
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For a real contrast, we recommend adding a 3-night stay at the Hotel Picos de Europa so you can access some of Spain's best mountain trails within one of Europe's most stunning National Parks.
This Holiday in a nutshell
  • self-guided journey by rail
  • leisurely discovery of ‘Green Spain’
  • charming coastal villages, fabulous beaches, good food & cider
  • stay in two fine casas de Indianos
  • visit the Tito Bustillo cave


Along Spain’s Costa Verde (‘Green Coast’), lush hills and pastureland tumble down to grassy cliffs which frame secluded beaches of virgin sand, sweeping bays and enticing fishing ports. Behind all this lies the Picos de Europa mountain range, wild and remote with its jagged limestone peaks. Somewhere in between meanders the FEVE, a narrow-gauge railway whose trains chug faithfully along, making measured and staccato progress through a bucolic and astonishingly green landscape as they gather and disgorge locals and commuters, providing the perfect means of transport for the curious and insouciant traveller.

Ser español es un orgullo, ser asturiano es un título (If being Spanish is a matter of pride, to be Asturian is a title)
Asturian saying

This holiday makes great use of the railway, and offers a selection of short walks, visits to the coastline and beaches, and to enticing towns and villages along its route. As you trundle along, take in the unfolding tableaux of traditional Asturian life: red-roofed homesteads and hórreos  (granaries on stone pillars) dotting the fields, herds of contented-looking dairy cattle, and glimpses of the wild Atlantic, continually shaping this extraordinarily beautiful coastline. Admire, too, the city of Oviedo, Asturias’ civilised and compact capital, and enjoy stays at two fine casas de Indianos  – palatial homes built from fortunes made in the Americas that are now comfortable and highly individual hotels.

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 Average Temperatures & Rainfall
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
°C 12 13 14 15 17 20 22 23 22 18 15 13
mm 93 89 82 101 90 51 48 47 56 91 100 94

The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

Late May, June and September see the most settled weather, but conditions are changeable, and there is always the chance of rain whenever you travel - the landscape wouldn't be so green otherwise. Fortunately, rain showers don't tend to last long, usually giving over quickly to sunshine.