The Asturian winter offers charming places away from the hustle and bustle, a chimney, a rustic atmosphere and modern comfort. The villages boast their charms in any season of the year: landscape and culture, some snow and mountains, other cliffs and sea, all of them good gastronomy and a lot of excursions near other towns, villas and surrounding cities.
Asturias is a good destination for a small winter vacation. Despite the cold that is presumed by these dates, the attractions are many in the Principality, little by little, rural tourism has been diversifying and deseasonalizing with leisure alternatives of all kinds: nature, culture, gastronomy, heritage, traditional events, and an endless number of images of authentic beauty.
Each geographical area of the Principality provides differentiated values to rural tourism. The common denominator of this is the quality concept, a quality that in winter is also close and familiar, marked by the calm rhythm of its villages, by the winter clothing of its landscapes and by the welcoming lodgings.
The existing hospitality offer has also generated numerous parallel projects, mainly in traditionally depressed countryside and mountain areas. Greater activity in sectors such as trade, the restoration, indigenous agro-food products or handicrafts.
In addition, the high implantation of companies of active tourism or adventure sports, in the vicinity of the accommodations, complete a rural tourism with many leisure options for all ages and audiences.
The rural accommodation in Asturias they are of different sign although in all of them the professionalism prevails.
The village houses they are a magnificent element of promotion and local development for rural areas, as well as being a way of approaching nature, traditions and Asturian culture for all those who decide to enjoy their interiors. In the last 7 years it has gone from 50 houses to more than 500. They are a type of establishment located in rural centers, generally located in areas of little or no hotel infrastructure. They can be hired according to two modalities: Shared Village House, individualized contracting of rooms within the family's own home, including breakfast; and Casa de Aldea Integra: for the exclusive use of the contracting party, in conditions that allow its immediate use. The village houses are classified from 1 to 3 «trisqueles» in order to their services and are identified with the anagram CA.
Rural hotels are those that are located in buildings of unique architectural value or that respond to the traditional architecture of the area.
Like other hotels, they are classified from 1 to 5 stars, depending on the services offered to the visitor.
Tourist apartments The blocks or sets of accommodation units are considered composed of living room, bedroom or bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or toilet, equipped for use in facilities, furniture and equipment. Equipped with all kinds of comforts, these rural apartments are part, in some cases, of buildings of traditional architecture: rustic, farm houses or houses carefully restored respecting their original charm. In other cases they are buildings of recent construction, faithful to the architecture of each area and usually integrated into the environment that surrounds them. They are classified from 1 to 4 keys in order to their services.Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com