Asturias - between the ocean and the Picos de Europa
This small principality stretches along a section of the Cantabrian coastline between the rivers Eo and Deva, with its southernmost limits made up by the Cantabrian Mountains.
The abundance of rainfall and its geographical location has made Asturias a truly wealthy region in terms of flora, fauna and landscape.
It certainly possesses some of the wildest, most scenic countryside in Spain, as typified by the wonderful Picos de Europa, a diverse and mountainous National Park that spreads over the provinces Asturias, Cantabria and Castile & León. But it also includes seaside towns of some elegance, historic cities and fine coastal areas with sheer gorges and cliffs, not to mention its beaches. Its natural attributes make it a favourite location for many trekkers and climbers.