Stage Villaviciosa Gijon


Councils of Villaviciosa and Gijón

Walk – tour

Leaving by the Tower, the Way runs, next to the Valdediós River, by the park of the Alameda, and arrives at Amandi where it takes the highway of Infiesto. A few meters later it deviates to the right, in La Regatina. Cross the San Juan bridge towards La Parra and, a few meters away, take the Rozadas road to the right to Casquita, where the chapel of San Blas marks the split of the Camino to Oviedo or Gijón. If you choose to continue towards Gijón you must continue straight ahead 400 meters, and take a deviation to the left. Cross the river Valdediós and continue to El Mayorazo mill. From here the Camino continues to Las Vallinas, but the cut caused by the Cantábrian highway makes it advisable to take an alternative route; you can use the one that goes to Grases de Arriba, to the north, and connects shortly after with the Rozadas road that will be followed, to the left, until the deviation to Niévares.

Climb up the Niévares road to a steep curve from which, on the left, the path that Fernándiz climbs up the Peón cordal. Before finishing the ascent, take the VV-8 road that follows, to the left, until the Col de La Cruz.

To reach the Peón valley, continue along the road for 2.5 kilometers and take a path to the left that descends to Casamoria and La Venta. It connects again with the road that is followed until crossing the river Spain in El Llantao and reaching Bárcena, about 400 meters later. From here starts a path that, heading northwest, climbs the slope to the pass of El Curbiello. On the descent, the Way separates from the Infanzón road, following a track on the right down to La Olla, in the parish of San Salvador de Deva. Follow the path to El Mirador where you cross the AS-331 road, which is a few meters to the left to take again a track that undertakes a rapid descent through the basin of Peña Francia stream. You then take the N-632 road, near the Deva campsite, which is left 50 meters later, heading north, through El Estanco and La Pontica to enter the parish of Santa Eulalia de Cabueñes. It passes through Las Cruces, near the sanitary residence and the Labor University, continues through Fuejo and Villamanín, from where it connects with the road of La Guía. You enter the town of Gijón on the coastal road to Begoña and, from here, head towards the Cimadevilla neighborhood. The historical references locate in Gijón a hospital of pilgrims that, in the XVIII century, would happen to be denominated of Our Lady of the Remedies, advocation that maintains the one that was its chapel, building attached to the native house of Jovellanos, where rest the rest of the illustrated gijonés.

Folklore & Traditions

The products of the sea splash a good part of the rich gastronomic menu of Gijón. From the hake, the tuna belly, the angled alangostado, the sea bass to the Asturian or the bream on the back to its most representative dish: the stew of fish and seafood. The garden offers the complement with the fabada and the well-known Asturian pot. In the desserts section, two specialties get the highest praise, the charlotte and the Gijón tart.

The playful-festive offer of the capital of the Costa Verde does not leave anyone indifferent. Throughout the year, it distributes numerous interesting dates, although, as usual, the most crowd gather around the summer months. To cite only the best known, the Antroxu gijonés (party considered of Regional Tourist Interest), the Black Week, the Day of Asturias in Gijón held on the first Sunday of August (considered of National Touristic Interest), the International Folk Festival or the Week Grande de Gijón, in mid-August.

Profile of the road (measurements in meters)

Data of interest

Difficulty: MEDIA


Accumulated drop:

Type of road in rural area:

Type of road in urban area:

Walking time: 6 h

Running time: 4h

Cycling time: 3h


Hotel Asturias****:

Address: Plaza Mayor, 11 – Gijón

Tel: 985 35 06 00


Hotel Castilla**:

Address: C/ Corrida, 50 – Gijón

Tel: 985 34 62 00


Hotel La Polar**:

Address: Av. Juan Carlos I, 20 – Gijón

Tel: 984 29 64 03


Hotel Playa de Poniente**:

Address: Marqués de San Esteban, 49 – Gijón

Tel: 985 34 60 63


Hotel San Miguel**:

Address: Marqués de Casa Valdés, 8 – Gijón

Tel: 985 34 00 25




By plane:

The airport of Asturias:

Located in the parish of Santiago del Monte, in the council of Castrillón, and 30 minutes from downtown Gijón.

Tel: 985 12 75 00 / 902 40 47 04 (Aena customer service phone number)


By train:

Dialoga train Station of Gijón:

From this station you can access the Renfe suburban train service, which links the city of Gijón with the surrounding municipalities. Likewise, from here the medium and long distance trains and the FEVE are taken.

Address: C/ Sanz Crespo, s/n

Tel: 902 32 03 20


In bus:

Bus Station of Gijón:

Address: C/ Magnus Blikstad, 1

Tel: 902 42 22 42


These buses connects Gijón with the main cities of Spain. Likewise, it also offers international trips to some of the main cities in Europe

Address: C/ Magnus Blikstad, 1

Tel: 985 34 27 11


By car:


– The N-630 de la Plata route connects Gijón with Madrid.

– The A-66 motorway connects with Oviedo and León.

– The A-8 motorway connects with Avilés and Galicia. It also connects with Cantabria and the Pais Vasco with Irún, on the French border.

Car rental:

– Avis:

– Europcar:

– Hertz:

– Alamo:

– Hello Rentacar:



C/ Marqués de Casa Valdés, 16

Schedule: open 7 days a week 24h.

Tel: 984 39 50 53



C/ La Merced, 11

Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tel: 679 832 142 / 658 867 138



National Police Station:

Address: Father Máximo González, s/n

Tel: 091 / 985 17 92 00

Local police

Address: C/ San José, 2

Tel: 092 / 985 18 11 00

Medical services:

Emergencies and Sanitary Emergencies:

Tel: 112


Hospital of Cabueñes:

Located 4 km east of downtown

Address: C/ Cabueñes, s/n

Tel: 985 18 50 00

Puerta La Villa Health Center:

Address: C/ Donato Argüelles, 20 esq. Pl. de Europa

Tel: 985 14 30 30


24 hours

Begoña Pharmacy:

Address: Paseo de Begoña, 7

Tel: 985 34 25 18

Tourist Information Offices:

Tourist Information Point (Infogijón – Escalerona):

Address: Stairway 4 of San Lorenzo beach

Tel: 985 34 17 71


Schedule *: Open seasonally (consult web)

Tourist Information Point (Infogijón – Puerto Deportivo):

Address: Central Breakwater of Promotion, C / Rodríguez San Pedro, s / n

Tel: 985 34 17 71


Every day of the year except:

December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 and 6
Mornings from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Extension of time in high season.


Santander Bank:

Plazoleta Florentino Rodríguez, 1 – Tel: 985 17 90 20

Banco Sabadell:

C/ San Bernardo, 16 – Tel: 985 32 30 00


Pl. del Carmen, 2 – Tel: 985 34 11 60


C/ Corrida, 29 – Tel: 985 18 90 40

Laboral Kutxa:

Av. Constitución, 4 Tel: 985 17 64 86


Plaza del Carmen, 3 Tel: 985 18 18 00


Post Office:
Address: Pl. del Seis de Agosto

Tel: 902 01 35 00 / 985 35 90 50

Hours: Monday to Friday: from 08.30 to 20.30 and Saturdays from 09.30 to 13.00


Internet Access

Address: C/ Felipe Menéndez, 3

Tel: 985 17 50 13

Hours: Monday to Friday: from 10 am to 2.30 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2 pm



Cimadevilla (Cimavilla):
Old nucleus of Gijón. It had a fortified military zone that has been converted into a large park.

Citadel of Celestino Solar:
It represents one of the most characteristic working class housing models in Asturias. It was built in 1877 and remained inhabited for more than a century. Guided visits after telephone consultation.
Address: C/ Capua
Tel: 985 18 29 63
From October to April: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From May to September: from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Praise of the Horizon:
This monument is made of concrete and which is 10 meters high, has been made by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. Currently it has become the symbol of the city.
Address: Located in the Hill of Santa Catalina (Cimadevilla)

Roman terms:
The Roman baths, built between the 1st and 4th centuries AD they were the public baths of the city. At its side you can see objects and archaeological remains that reflect the construction techniques and daily life of that period. Also highlight the hypocausts, which form a heating system, as well as wall paintings.
Address: C/ Campo Valdés, s/n
Tel: 985 18 51 51
From Tuesday to Thursday: from 09.30 to 14.00 and from 5 to 7.30. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.


Religious temples:

Church of San Lorenzo:
The facade is flanked by two towers with some arches. This church was built in the 19th century, and in 1936 it was partially destroyed.
Address: C/ Cabrales, s/n
Tel: 985 34 28 19
For more information, please visit:

Arts and Museums:

Museo Casa Natal de Jovellanos:
One of the oldest noble buildings in Gijón. It mainly offers works of Asturian art and is dedicated to the writer and illustrated Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos.
Address: Pl. de Jovellanos, 2
Tel: 985 34 63 13
In winter:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: from 11 am to 2 pm / Monday closed.
In summer:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 11.00 to 13.30 and from 5 to 9.00.
Sundays and holidays: from 11 am to 2 pm / Monday closed.
For more information, please visit:

Palace of Revillagigedo:
A bustling cultural center that organizes exhibitions of modern art. Occasionally, it also hosts live concerts.
Address: Pl. Del Marqués
Tel: 985 34 69 21

Museum of the Bagpipe:
Created in 1966, this museum shows the different types of this instrument and its evolution. It has a collection of bagpipes from North Africa and Europe. The headquarters of the museum is La Casona Rural de los González de la Vega.
Address: Paseo del Doctor Fleming, 877. La Güelga, s / n
Tel: 985 18 29 60/985 33 22 44
July and August:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The rest of the year:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clock tower:
A museum located in the Cimadevilla neighborhood. It was built on an old tower of the sixteenth century and is designed as a viewpoint over the city. The Clock Tower hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of Gijón, with objects, photographs, drawings and old engravings.
Address: C / Recoletas, 5
Tel: 985 18 13 29 / 985 18 11 11
From Monday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Railway Museum of Asturias:
It is a center where the history of the railway world in Asturias is exposed.
Address: Dionisio Fernández Nespral Aza. Pl. Of the Estación del Norte, s / n.
Tel: 985 30 85 75
From October to March:
From Tuesday to Friday from 09.30 to 18.30
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
From April to September:
From Tuesday to Friday: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Museum of the People of Asturias:
Built in 1968, it has three granaries (barns built on 4 pillars, which rise from the ground to protect the grain of rodents), two bread boxes, the Casa de los Valdés, the House of González de la Vega, and a peasant house of the nineteenth century.
Address: Paseo del Doctor Fleming, 877 (La Güelga)
Tel: 985 18 29 60 – 63
From October to March: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From April to September: from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Nicanor Piñole Museum:
Built under the direction of Miguel García de la Cruz at the beginning of the 20th century. This museum exhibits objects and works that reflect the historical, social and cultural life of the painter Nicanor Piñole.
Address: Pl. De Europa, 28
Tel: 985 35 95 94/985 18 51 52
From Tuesday to Thursday: from 09.30 to 14.00 and from 5 to 7.30.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Barjola Museum:
The Museum presents the work of the painter Juan Barjola and occupies the palace and the chapel of the Jove Huergo, both built in the seventeenth century. The exhibition allows us to see the evolution of the author from the 50s to our days, from abstract art to expressionism.
Address: C / Trinidad, 13
Tel: 985 35 79 39
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Sundays and holidays: from 12.00 to 14.00.


Natural places

Parque Arqueológico Natural Campa Torres:
The archaeological-natural park of Campa Torres has an area of 50,000 square meters, in which there are remains dating back to pre-Roman times.
Address: Cabo Torres
Tel: 985 18 52 34
From October to March:
From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From April to September:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Atlantic Botanical Garden:
These 16 hectares house has more than 30,000 plants and up to 2,000 different species. Among them, there are unique specimens that make this garden a spectacular exhibition and information museum.
Address: Av. Del Jardín Botánico, s / n – opposite the Universidad Laboral
Tel: 985 18 51 30 – 32
In summer: from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Monday
In winter: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday.

Aquarium of Gijón:
Aquarium of Gijón:
This aquarium offers visitors 60 freshwater and saltwater aquariums that will allow you to get to know the flora and fauna of the world’s seas in detail. The Aquarium aims to educate, disseminate and conserve the oceans. To this end, a ‘toca toca’ zone has been created, where in small pools you can touch starfish, small fish or sea cucumbers.
Address: Poniente Beach
Tel: 985 18 52 20
July 1 to August 31:
Every day: from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 1 to September 14:
Every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 15 to December 31:
From Monday to Friday: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, please visit:

Dolmens of Monte Areo:
This tumular necropolis, one of the main concentrations of these funerary structures of the Cantabrian coast, is located on Mount Areo, a few kilometers from the urban center of Gijón. These structures have been here for about 5,000 years.


(*) It is convenient to confirm the opening hours in advance.