Spanish Red Deer Bellow Tour in Asturias
A full-day red deer tour in Asturias, Spain is an immersion into the mid-mountain areas where forests and wildlife have coexisted with husbandry and farming for centuries. Isolated and depopulated areas are perfect outposts for wildlife spotting and nice walks through a clean atmosphere that mosses and lichens approve.
According to phenology, every year during the fall, biological life changes come up. It is time for changing weather, colourful tree leaves, and migratory birds. Asturian forests are home to, among others, the largest wild herbivorous animal within Iberian peninsula: reed deer. September and October are, indeed, such part of the year when one of the most breathtaking acts of the wildlife takes place: the deer’s bellow (la berrea). The great deer, in the peak of their sexual tension, demand females presence using their bellows, which makes them easy targets to be located and identified.
Their bellows are especially intense during wet and thin rain (orbayu) days in shrub fields and thick Asturian forests. Early in the morning or either late afternoon we drive and walk across the territory engulfed by two different natural parks.
Wildlife is the goal of this Red Deer tour in Spain, however, we will introduce the cultural heritage and local manners to you too: landscape, ethnography, anthropology, wildlife local perception. Time for local delicacies tasting and a coffee break is guaranteed! You can also try with natural cider or local wine...
Once we move into the mountains wildlife interactions can be expected therefore we must be ready for birding and scope wolves, wild cats, and pine marten. Some amphibians are still active too. Our Fully Licensed Official Guides by Principality of Asturias are, in fact, evidence of the company responsible, and will be close to you to let you know, escort you, and answer your questions.
None of our tours are demanding nevertheless we provide with tailor-made tours according to fit level: can go walking or hiking, you decide.
Would you enjoy a specialist day trip to see some Brown Bears? Have a look at the Brown Bear and Its Habitat Trip, Asturias, Spain.
Alternative Tour Name: Deer bellow