Just by the Correos office of Colombres, by the town hall, you need to take the Calle Pío Noriega and exit the village along the gravel road leading to the N-634. This stretch continues until La Franca and crosses the Cabra stream over a stone bridge.READ MORE
Back on the road, you reach Buelna and Pendueles, where you can choose to follow the coastal road, signposted by red and white stripes, or go straight ahead and follow the official route, which will take you to Llanes along paths close to the road or along the road itself.
Meanwhile, the coastal road goes to the beach of Vidiago, crosses the River Novales and goes through the interesting Bufones de Arenillas, a site where the sea gushes through rocky chimneys. The route continues past Andrín towards Llanes, either on the road or taking a detour of almost one kilometre along a gravel road to the left.
Llanes once was a Palaeolithic settlement that currently shows the influence of migrants to the Americas, with the “indiano” houses all over. Here you can see the ruins of the medieval wall, the Torreón and the church of Santa María del Concejo. In the harbour, you will find the “Cubos de la memoria” (Memory Cubes), painted by Agustín Ibarrola.
Llanes preserves its pleasant 13th-century medieval old town, a promenade, the Paseo de San Pedro, with amazing views over the town, the coast and the mountains around it, the Faro (lighthouse) and the beach of Toró with its rocky pinnacles.
The entire coast of Asturias is characterised by spectacular beaches. When you go from Llanes to Celoriu you will find the beach of Borizu, the beach of Torimbia with its cliffs, the peculiar beach of Gulpiyuri, in Naves, where the sea enters the beach through a tunnel, and the beach of La Huelga/ La Güelga in H.ontoria, all of them located in impressive surroundings.
Tips from our postmen and women
What to do and see in Llanes?
“At Puertas de Vidiago (Llanes) you should stop to see the Ídolo de Peña Tú, a rock with Neolithic paintings and carvings. You will also find the spectacular beaches of Cobih.eru/Cobijeru, in Buelna, a beach that is not open to the sea.
In Llanes, you must drink cider at the “sidrerías” and taste the “borona” filled with chorizo, the “pantruque” of fresh bacon, or the “bollas”, a type of black pudding”.“In Llanes, you can visit the Playa de El Sablón, the Paseo de San Pedro from where you can see the whole town and the coast and its cliffs, the Museo del Mar and the harbour. You can visit the weekly market on Tuesdays”.