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The Brown Bear season

Day trips and regular tours


The new 2020 cantabrian brown bear observation season continue with novelties introduced in the past year, directed to improve the experience and enjoy more of our brown bear excursions.

Our aim is to observe and enjoy of bears of course, but also provide to our customers information about bear ecology, food resources, threats and conservancy status, getting a complete bear experience in the cantabrian mountains.


The full day product includes two observation excursions, one in the morning and another one during the afternoon, with a total duration of 3-4 hours each one (around 8h in total), depending on the bear activity.

We always try to avoid overcrowded observation points, searching lonely areas for our excursions.

Seasons

Springtime: all days from the second Saturday of April to May 31st. We can observe the mating season and bears eating grass on the slopes.

Summer: all days from second Saturday of August to September 30th. At this momment we can watch bears eating bilberries, nuts and other summer fruits.

Clients collection point

Min square of Pola de Somiedo (close to Center of Interpretation of Somiedo Natural Park)*.

Note: Observations will be mainly in Somiedo Natural Park, although if was necessary we could visit Alto Sil or Fuentes de Narcea Natural Park.

Pola de Somiedo is 1 hour far from Asturias airport.

For 4-6 clients groups other collection point will be possible, contact with us.

Rates

Adult: 90€/day.

Child (up to 14 years): 50€/day.

* All vehicles are equipped with Steiner / Nikon binoculars and telescopes for client use.

For more info on phones (0034)987740805/ (0034)609726444 or you can contact us by e-mail: info@wildwatchingspain.com.



2020 Brown Bear regular tours

The big 3, wolves, bears and wildcats, from August 17th to 23th.

The big 3, wolves, bears and wildcats II, from September 7th to 13th.

Springtime and bears, from April 30th to May 3rd.






 

 Where overnight in Somiedo Natural Park?

We can find different kind of accommodations and possibilities in Somiedo, with different prices and services.

Some suggestions could be:

Cheap accommodations: Hotel El Meirel, Pensión El Urogallo.

Good price-value accommodations: Hotel Casa Miño, Hotel Castillo del Alba.

High quality: Hotel Palacio Florez Estrada.

There are many other possibilities..

¿How to get to Somiedo Natural Park?

Pola de Somiedo, the main village in the Park is located 1 hour and 15 minutes far from Asturias Airport, that is near from Avilés. To get Pola de Somiedo from airport is necessary to take firstly the road AS16, and later AS15 in rio narcea valley and finaly take the deviation to Somiedo through the road AS227.

From Santander or Bilbao two of the main airports and ferry ports of the Cantabrian coast, will be necessary to take the A8 highway in direction Asturias, reaching Aviles and from there go to north taking the previous route.

Finally, if you come from south, take the Asturias mortorway A66 from León city, taking the deviation to Villablino in barrios de Luna Reservoir, we will continue through the CL626 until Piedrafita de Babia village, where we will take the deviation to Somiedo Pass.


 

 

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