Brown Bear Trip in Asturias.
The full-day Brown bear trip is focused on bear spotting but also interpreting local habitats and landscapes. This brown bear trip gives you the opportunity to spot and to photograph one of the largest and most scarce mammals in Europe. Such iconic specie founds his natural shelter and food supply in the forested southwestern mountains of Asturias where about 250 individuals roam.
Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias and Somiedo Natural Parks are two of the best-preserved areas in Spain and a territory to be discovered together encouraged by a brown bear sightseeing as well other coexisting species such red deer, chamois, wild cat or even wolf. All these lands are protected by regional and national law but also international (Man&Biosphere, UNESCO) which gives light and reinforce the valuable natural local heritage and touristic resources.
Brown bear tour in Asturias is a journey to isolated geographical areas of the region with the aim of providing you with an insight into our hidden natural treasures. You will be moved by car following some remotes roads, and guided through gentle slopes and scenery paths to eventually reach the viewpoints we will scope from. Deep glacial valleys, gorgeous alpine panoramas and local artisan/traditional food are key-codes of local cultural heritage.
Cantabric Brown Bear (Ursus arktos) population in Asturias has tripled in the last few decades. Female bears with cubs and big males are spotted every year in the Cantabric mountains, where they live together with other animal species of deciduous European forests and Iberian fauna. Geoface goes out for bears all along the year except in July when temperatures are that warm they only are active in the night. Rest of the year tour is guaranteed if weather and safety are favourable. We walk, we spot, we care, we love.
Trip highlights include;
- Wild brown bear spotting and photographing. Subspecies.
- Unique and original brown bear individuals from Asturias (pure locals who have not been reintroduced)
- Explore some of the best-preserved mountain areas in Spain, deciduous forests and alpine biodiversity.
- Guided by local and fully Licensed Official Guides by Principality of Asturias.
- Local and homemade food is available.
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Alternative name: Brown Bear And Its Habitat Trip