National Park Picos de Europa is in the network of National Parks of Spain, and was one of the first protected natural areas of the peninsula (with Ordesa, both are protected areas since 1918), only at first received the name Montaña de Covadonga National Park. In Llanes.as try to give you all the information needed to enjoy this space in its entirety.
Covadonga Mountain Lake Enol their piesGeneralidades on the Picos de Europa: The total area of the park is 64,660 hectares. The most marked character of this landscape is, without doubt, its geological nature. Morphological elements that we see today in this park are the product of glacial action, and action karst modeling superimposed the glacier, because the solubility of these rocks compared to meteoric waters.
The forests of beech, oak or birch, along with the formations of scrub, bush and grasslands that replace and existing meadows by the traditional presence of man and animals, are, without doubt, an important example of ecological variability and landscape of this area.
The animal most representative is the chamois. There are others with uneven distribution, such as wild boar, fox and many birds, reptiles and small mammals.
Among the most characteristic of this park, it is noteworthy Lakes Enol and Ercina, which are found on glaciers and moraine deposits. Another unique point is, without doubt, the shrine of Covadonga, built in recognition of the Christian victory, which over time has become a political-religious sign and Marian pilgrimage site.
There are several roads into the National Park Picos de Europa, but depending on who is to be visited (the shrine, Ruta del Cares, lakes, Naranjo de Bulnes, sourceofgrowthwas funicular, etc) is more appropriate one or another. For each of these visits (requiring a full day) offer the route on your page. The simplest route in any case starting from the gas station of the Vega, is to take the A-8 towards Oviedo. A few miles start to see the sign for the park, and at km 326 we find the exit to the park.