Fresnedo is a small village southern Asturias, in the heart of the natural park Las Ubiñas-La Mesa, a Biosphere Reserve. It has a population of approximately 30 inhabitants and the hospitality of its people makes it a place where you feel like returning at any time of year. It is located in the ideal enclave for lovers of tranquility, mountains and places of great interest.
Located at 2 km from Fresnedo we can visit the Prehistory Park, Parque de la Prehistoria, where the most famous caves of cave art in the world are reproduced. These caves are Altamira, Lascaux, Niaux, Chauvet, Covalanas, Tito Bustillo, Candamo, Llonín and Covaciella.
The route La Senda del Oso departs a few metres from Fresnedo. It is a green track that runs along the route of an old mining railway. It can gone all over both on foot and by bicycle. Here we can also see live Paca and Molina, two specimens of Brown Bear.
Located at 7 km from Fresnedo we will find the town of La Plaza, where we can visit la Colegiata de San Pedro Church. It is an early Romanesque temple of the eleventh century, which retains pre-Romanesque features.
La Colegiata Church has decorative elements of great importance such as the Crucified Christ in polychrome wood that dates from the 13th century. There are also the mummies of the Marquis of Valdecarzana and his son the Abbot of la Colegiata Church that date from the 18th century. Both father and son were known to be very cruel and tyrannical.
The popular tradition tells that both exercised the “droit de seigneur”, a feudal lord’s right to bed a servant girl, reason for which they have not been buried in holy field and their mummified bodies are exposed nowadays in glass coffins.
In the area, we find many hiking trails of different difficulties. We can also make excursions both on horseback and by bicycle.
In the “seronda”, which means autumn in local language, we can see and hear what is commonly known as “berrea”. The berrea is a strong guttural sound, emitted by male deer in season of heat to attract females and show their strength.
We cannot forget to enjoy a good table. Teverga is well known for its gastronomic prestige at a regional level based on its wide variety of natural products typical of the council.
As a curiosity, about 11 km from Fresnedo, and following the road AS-228 towards the port of Puerto Ventana, we arrive at the region of Babia that belongs to the province of Leon. Babia is the place that gives origin to the expression “to be in Babia” which means to have the head in the clouds.
On the ascent area between Fresnedo and the top of the Puerto Ventana we cross the Montegrande beech forest, one of the largest in Asturias. No matter the time of the year we visit it, the forest will leave us astonished by its leafiness and great beauty.
As you can see, we offer you a multitude of reasons to enjoy an excellent stay in Fresnedo in any season of the year. This paradise is about 40 minutes from Oviedo and one hour from the beach. We are waiting for you.
Activities in the Surroundings
Routes, Nature and Culture
The departure and arrival of this route is the hermitage of Santa Ana in the mountain port of Marabio, which is reached by car from the town of Entrago. The path is well signposted and from it, you enjoy a wonderful view of Teverga, as well as various sets of cabins. The difficulty of the
The route starts from Fresnedo, which is at an altitude of 730 metres, and runs along a track where height is gradually gained until arriving to a bend to the left. There, you take the track to the right that descends gently until you cross a stream. From there, a strong ascent begins by entering
The beech grove called Hayedo de Montegrande is the third forest spot in Asturias, along with Muniellos and Peloño. This route starts from la Braña de la Puerca that can be reached by the road AS-228 towards the mountain port Puerto Ventana. After crossing the village of Páramo, we find on the right, a car
The routes that Cuadra Sobia carries out are developed within the Council ofTeverga, located in the territory of the region of the Central MountainAsturian, understood in turn in the recently named as parkfrom Las Ubiñas-La Mesa. Due to its orography, the territory of Teverga enjoys a wide varietyand some particular cultural connotations that make that
Declared Natural Monument in 2002, it is one of the largest caves in Asturias. It consists of about 15 km of galleries of great speleological interest. In our youth, almost all the boys of Fresnedo, my small village, made incursions in their galleries provided with helmets of carbide and lanterns. Nowadays, only part of them
The Teverga Prehistory Park is an original and unprecedented project in Europe. It is a cultural facility that aims to raise awareness of the art of the Upper Palaeolithic in Europe. It has gathered an important sample of these artistic manifestations by means of facsimile reproductions of significant parietal ensembles and objects of mobile art.
Few metres away from Fresnedo you can find Prehistoric paintings from the Bronze Age. They are distributed in different shelters (Cochantoria, Cuesta del Paso, Abrigo del Ganado, and Collado de Trechacueva). It is an important ensemble of about 50 schematic figures from the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age. They were discovered by a
It is an old rail trail of a mining train, now transformed into a green route for walking or cycling. It has a Y-shape, which offers two options of route. Tuñón-Cueva Huerta and Tuñón-Ricabo. Starting from Tuñón, where the pre-Romanesque church of Santo Adriano is settled, we continue to Villanueva parish and, after crossing it,
This route, like the others, starts from Fresnedo and shares part of the path of the route of Braña de los Fuexos, specifically up to the sharp bend to the left. From there we continue, not branching off, going deep into a leafy oak grove and a beautiful pine forest. Following the track, we come