7 days of controlled adventure, enjoying one of the most unknown corners of Spain.
Possibly the most suggestive adventure program in Europe.

7 days of controlled adventure, enjoying one of the most unknown corners of Spain.
Possibly the most suggestive adventure program in Europe.

We can also develop this program from 2 to 6 days of stay, choosing the activities that most interest the participants. The minimum groups are of 4 pax, being able to perform the activity with less, as long as a minimum economic cost is assumed.

The program takes place between the galician natural reserve of Os Ancares and the west asturian lands of the high Navia river.
Because it is the most unknown river of Asturias and Galicia, the high Navia guards all the essence of the first theosophical expeditions that went through the región in the past centuries, here everything has remained unchanged by time, because of the construction of the Salime dam.
Many villages were left incommunicated and people were forced to emigrate.
May be this is what gives them their genuine aspect.
The highest section, a few kilometers from birth, presents a formation of moving waters that are extremely comfortable and enjoyable for the senses and the boat, we go down where few do and the feeling of isolation brings us fully into the world of adventure.

Our expedition leaves from the Cantabrian Coast at 8 in the morning, direction Navia de Suarna by A Fonsagrada, labyrinthine local roads lead us to the high Navia, Cabecera de objetivo.

For four days, we will say goodbye to the present and we will isolate ourselves between mountains where people hardly live, where for that reason, nature imposes its law and where we will surely find something that we carry inside and aren´t aware of.

We are in Galicia, in the Os Ancares Natural Reserve, specifically Navia de Suarna, from where we start the descent.

You do not have to have experience, although we descent with flow, the boats are difficult to overturn, the equipment includes neoprene and vest. The unbeatable scenery, river that tastes like a river and evokes the childhood nostalgia of landscapes and utopian episodes.

Our organization has foreseen everything, equipment and material of first quality, we will spend the night in tents, in one of the rivers bend, in full nature and far from civilization. A van will support us on mountain roads and will transfer our personal belongings and supplies to the places where we spend the night.

We have also designed an exciting journey, up to a total of 7 days in which we will walk to the rugged region of Los Oscos to go down by bicycle to the sea, a place of appointment.

Day 1

We pick up the participants at the airport.

Reception and welcome at the selected accommodation.

We collaborate with the best accommodations in the region; Hotels with charm, rural houses, apartments, hostel or integral house rentals are our possibilities, all of them studied with the intention of fulfilling the expectations of our participants.

Explanatory and preparatory talk of the expedition.
Dinner and accommodation.


Day 2

Breakfast. Transfer by van to the Ancares reserve. Navia de Suarna.
Descent in 2-seater canoes.
6h2km.
We will make our first camp in an authentic and wild, isolated place. We will collaborate in all the preparatory phases; to set up tents, a campaign kitchen and enjoy a fire until you fall exhausted to dream of an exciting day.


Day 3

Awakening here takes your time, breakfast and camp pick-up.
We continue down the river, we move the provisions in watertight drums and we eat on route until we reach La Fornaza, an old mining settlement today in ruins where we will spend the second night.
20 km 5h.
Once again we will set up the camp and we will immerse ourselves in the flavour of the adventure, by then yestarday will feel already far away.
The feeling of expedition will begin to transmit secrets of which we will feel fortunate, we will study the best places to spend the night, we will collect the firewood that will warm us and we will give continuous thanks to nature for letting us feel part of it.


Day 4

After breakfast and camp collection, we continue until we find the calm waters. We are under the influence of the Salime dam that is 20 km downstream, the river widens and the water calms, changes the landscape and gives you the feeling of being on another continent. So we arrive at Barcela, suggestive bend of the river where we will make our third night under the stars.
Today the dinner will be somewhat special because we will walk for half an hour to Vilauxin, a settlement re-populated by alternative people who look for social isolation in this place and where their way of life will surely catch our attention.
With them we will have dinner and walk by the light of the moon back to our camp.


Day 5

Breakfast, camp collection and transfer to the Cantabrian coast by van.
Farewell and transfer to the airport. End of the trip

For the 7-day program we continue the expedition:
We continue sailing in a big extension of water, the landscape is like the documentaries we see on television, the inner feelings are sure to overwhelm us and make us feel intrepid beings, we want this to never end but it is time to change the plot. After 12 km of navigation, we reach the Salime dam, once the largest water dam in Europe. Here we leave our canoes to continue the journey walking. We climb the mountain with a considerable slope. From the top we will see the our friend the river and we will ceremoniously say goodbye to it. We change the valley and go down to Cabanela, another alternative settlement, another incredible place, where we will spend the night. 9 km.


 

Day 6

Breakfast. We start the journey walking north, Los Oscos, the route is simple and the scenery spectacular, we go down to the Agueira river by Pesoz and climb up to the overwhelmed village of Mon legend, where its abandoned palace will inspire us to belong to another era, we continue walking to San Martin de Oscos, where a magnificent rural tourism accommodation awaits us to spend the night and recover from all these days of loneliness and hardness. The dinner will also be in a restaurant, the merriment of our manifested souls, all rewards.

17km


Day 7

Breakfast. Another exciting day awaits us, we will go down to the coast on bicycles.
From San Martin we will gain altitude until we reach the Sierra de la Bobia, marine cliffs and the last mountains of the peninsula towards the sea. This we will see majestically, impressive, a tremendous descent of 30 km will direct us to his embrace.
The van goes for support and the food is made on route.
45 km 6h.
End of trip-farewell and transfers.

The programs include: necessary material and equipment, landscape interpreter guides, medical and civil liability insurance, permits, van transfers, all meals and lodging.

Equipment:

Wetsuits, booties, 2-seater canoes, waistcoat, shovel and watertight container.
Two-seater tents, inflatable mattress, flashlight and bivouac complements.
Mountain bike, helmet.
Support and transfer van.

Possibilities and planning.

Transfer from the airport of Asturias to the hotel on the Cantabrian coast
Welcome, setting, exhibition of the program, dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast and transfer to the Navia River.
Drops in 2-person canoes, picnic meals and field dinners.
Dinner, rural tourism accommodation and breakfast at the Oscos
Bike route to the coast; Technical bicycle helmet and support van.
Airport transportation.

The programs have been designed for two specific profiles, a long multi-activity trip, bivouac on the mountain and in a rural tourism accommodation. Special for university students and organized groups from all over Europe and another four days, designed for travelers looking for original experiences and tours. 25/60 años.
En initially we look for groups not very numerous (8pax) can increase the places in the planing of university and organized groups up to 14 pax for being a linear route, without transfers back. The human team will be of 2 guides per group and a third one that will carry out the technical support and preparations in van.

Cientovolando advises:
Sleeping bag, comfortable and sporty clothes, walking shoes and hiking boots.
Waterproof, beach towel, swimsuit and personal hygiene items.
It is important to communicate if the participant wants or needs personalized feeding; vegan, vegetarian, celiac, other …