In this stage our steps guide us from Gijón to the third city of reference of the Asturian Principality: Avilés. Avilés is usually undervalued in relation to other places in Asturias, due to its traditional link to industry. We assure you that nothing could be further from the truth, you will be amazed by its perfectly preserved old town. The dance of colors that make up its typical sailor houses asoportaladas, is a feast for the eyes.


Although we have an easy ride ahead of us with no risk of getting lost on the way to Avilés, as is inevitable, we will have a few kilometres of walking in urban surroundings until we finally leave Gijón. The first population centre of reference that we will have after leaving the city, will be Pavierna. From Pavierna we will continue, passing through the beautiful rural area and the forests of Monte Areo. Monte Areo is an area of archaeological interest because of its megalithic and Neolithic burial mounds.

After crossing Monte Areo we will arrive at the church of Santa Eulalia, where we can stop to rest for a while. From here, the next point of reference will be Zancornio and then, after passing by the church of San Juan de Tamón, we will arrive at Tabaza.

Once in Tabaza, we will continue taking extreme precautions, as we are going to walk for quite a while along the shoulder of the AS-19 road. In this way we will arrive at Trasona, from where we will have to continue for a while more by the AS-19, until changing to the AS-238, entering already in the city of Avilés.

To consider

After Easter, on Palm Sunday and Easter Monday, Avilés celebrates the festival of El Bollo, which has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest. The Bollo It has been declared a Festivity of National Tourist Interest, so we recommend you to organize well the next stage before leaving Gijón.

Places of interest

  • Sabugo neighbourhood
  • Ferrera Park – Avilés
  • Camposagrado Palace – Avilés
  • Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury
  • Church of San Antonio de Padua
  • Lighthouse of San Juan – Avilés
  • Museum of Urban History of Avilés
  • Dock Park – Avilés

Typical dishes

  • Fabada
  • Cachopo
  • Cheeses (La Peral, Gorfolí…)
  • Longaniza de Avilés
  • Beans with clams and Rice
  • Marañuelas and Nieyemitas
  • Easter Buns and Colasinos