offers you the perfect opportunity to enjoy both the fun of different urban beaches. Also, there are several green paths
from the city center to the outskirts to discover the greenery of the Asturian countryside. Those are suitable either by foot or bicycle. The green path of the river Piles
is an accessible route of about 9 kilometers with an estimated duration of two and a half hours. It can be started a San Lorenzo beach all the way to the town of La Camocha
in the parish of Vega.
You can start enjoying the sea scenery of San Lorenzo beach
, take off your shoes and enjoy a beach walk. Head afterward towards the Isabel La Catolica park
. There is a pedestrian underway crossing to avoid the traffic. It joins the parallel path to the Piles river heading out of Gijon. This green path passes beside El Molinon
football stadium recently refurbished. It is the oldest football stadium in Spain for the local football team Real Sporting de Gijon
The green path continues beside the Piles river passing by the sports complex of Las Mestas
, and heading to the park of Viesques
with several recreational areas to sit down and relax or playgrounds for children to enjoy.
It is a shared path by pedestrians and cyclists, and also very popular with pet owners walking their dogs. The green path continues crossing under the highways and out of Gijon. The Granda park
provides several picnic areas available for your enjoyment.
Following the Piles Riverside
The green path becomes narrower heading besides the Piles river
and getting to experience the countryside. Hence, you can listen to the murmur of the waters and the song of the birds along the shaded path. On the other hand, the cattle eat peacefully in the green meadows.
Overall, this is an excellent opportunity to change the hustle and bustle of Gijon quickly. Even more, enjoy for a few hours the peaceful greenery of the Asturian countryside
. An alternative is a green route for the Peña Francia river
or even a visit to the Atlantic Botanical Garden
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