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Environment

Our lodgings are located in Villablino, heart of the Laciana valley, declared "Biosphere Reserve" in 2003 in recognition to its valuable natural heritage. Furthermore this valley has also been declared "Site of Community Importance" (SCI) by Natura 2000 and "Site of Special Scientific Interest" (SSSI) under the Birds Directive (Special Protection Areas, SPAs) in spanish, "ZEPA". There's a very remarkable presence in our valley of brown bears, capercaillies, wolves, roe deers and chamoises living in the oakwoods, birchen woods, yew and holly tree forests, brooms, blueberrie bushes and grasslands in the mountains surrounding our valley.

Places of cultural interest are: the typical valley architecture such as mills, cheese factories and granaries; the 11th century Romanesque church in Robles de Laciana (the oldest church in the valley), the sanctuary of Carrasconte and the Quiñones Palace in Riolago.

Our mountains

Peaks such as El Cornón (2.188m), el Muxivén(2.032m), El Nevadín(2.082m) or Peña Ubiña (2417m), located in the neighbouring region of Babia, former resting place of the spanish "Reyes católicos" kings, are enjoyed by the most experienced mountaineers. Less daring nature lovers will enjoy the centenary roads connecting the villages with the "brañas", high mountain grasslands, where we can find the "cabañas", typical buildings of the area, shelter for shepherds and their livestock.

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Leitariegos Ski

The Laciana valley offers to its visitors the possibility of practising winter sports like alpine skiing, ski touring, snowboarding and snowshoeing at the nearby Leitariegos ski resort, located 16km away from Villablino.

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Ecological tourism

With this activity you will enjoy the large diversity of flora and fauna. You will enjoy the sight of the many species of wild animals, housed in our mounts and forests. We will also help you in interpreting the habitats of these animals. We will be able to spot brown bears, wild boars, foxes, otters, roe deers, chamoises, red deers and wolves, among other animals. The activity includes specialized guides, transfers by off-road vehicle, practical and theoretical explanations. This activity takes place in small groups and it last for 8 hours aproximately.

Price and specialized guides availability on request

Orallo duathlon

The first valley's duathlon competition will be held in Orallo next June 1st. The views are incredible, we encourage all athletes to participate!

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Birdwatching tourism

Our lodgings are adhered to the TRINO project in order to promote ornithological tourism in our community. In this context, we offer a combined package of birdwatching in our environment. This activity lasts 2 days(3 nights); including full board acommodation, transfers and assistance of specialized instructors.

The first day, we'll start with the route of "Caboalles de Arriba - La Collada" which passes through a mixed deciduous forest and where we will observe atlantic forest birds: Marsh Tit (Parus palustris), Coal Tit (Parus ater), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Blue european nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Eurasian treecreeper (Certhia familiaris), Short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) and Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca). This first activity will take about 4 hours, it has a low difficulty and it's done on foot. In the afternoon we'll have a guided route through the "Ruta del Puerto", habitat of the broom hare, where we will observe alpine birds: Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), Grey partridge (Perdix perdix), Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Rock bunting (Emberiza cia), Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) and Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra). This route will last for about 4 hours, it's a low difficulty trip and it's done on foot.

The second day we'll start the trip with a short journey by car to the brown bear observation area (in the Laciana valley and the neighbouring region of El Alto Sil). Along this day, we will perform two waits (one at sunrise and another at sunset). Each wait will lasts 4 hours, and the trip will be done by car.

During the two days of activity you will enjoy typical dishes of the area which will be served in our restaurant for lunch and for dinner. Free buffets will be available for breakfast. The price includes 3 nights of lodging (starting the night previous to the beginning of the activity). Small groups.

Price and specialized guides availability on request

Fishing in our rivers

León is the ideal place for fishing fans, because it's the spanish region with the largest amount of trout rivers. Here we can find the river Sil, the river Luna and the river Omaña, where you can fish the peculiar native "pintona" trout.

For those fishers who would like to know all the beautyful spots of our rivers, we have a specialized guide service. There's also an instructor service for children to keep them entertained playing or, why not? learning how to fish, so you can enjoy your hobby, while your children are perfectly well cared.

Price and specialized guides availability on request

Trekking and bicycle routes

Would you like to explore our valley and enjoy its splendour, while you practice some sport alone or with your family? We offer you a bicycle rental and expert mountain guide services who will accompany you along the routes of our valley.

Mountain bike adult
half day...€8
full day...€15
Mountain bike child
half day...€6
full day...€10
Mountain guide
half day..€5/person
full day...€9/person

Active Tourism packages

In collaboration with the active tourism company Vive Laciana, we offer our customers the following packages with special prices, that will make of your stay an unforgettable experience:

  • WINTER
    Ski at Leitariegos. It includes ski instruction (3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday), ski equipment, ski pass and a snowshoes route.

    Groups of 10 or more persons...€130/person
    Groups of less than 10 person...price on request
  • TOTAL SNOW
    Ski at Leitariegos. It includes ski instruction (3 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday), ski equipment, ski pass, climbing the Cueto Arbás peak with snowshoes and a typical Lacianiega's dish for dinner.

    Groups of 10 or more persons...€175/person
    Groups of less than 10 person...price on request
  • ADVENTURE
    Two days of activities in the forests of Laciana. This package includes three activities (two on Saturday and one on Sunday) to choose among the ones that we propose you: a horse route, mountain bike tracks, canoeing, caving, climbing, canyoning, death slides and hiking.

    Groups of 5 or more persons...€75/person
    Groups of less than 5 persons...price on request
  • THE BRAÑAS
    With this option you'll enjoy one of the most beautiful sites of this valley, its "brañas"; green meadows surrounded by forests and huts. This activity will last for two days(about 5 hours a day). It includes a visit to 2 brañas among the following: Braña de Buenverde, Braña de Sosas, Braña Ronda,Braña Vilforcos y Braña de Cubajo. Recognition of vegetable and animal species as well as the landscape.

    Groups of 5 or more persons...€20/person
    Groups of less than 5 persons...price on request
  • MILENARIAN YEWS AND OAKS AT RIOSCURO
    With this activity you'll enjoy enchanting forests conserved for thousands of years in places where everything is natural and nothing man-made can be found. This protected wood is one of the most important mixed forests in Europe and it's included in Natura 2000. The activity lasts about 4 hours and we'll recognize flora and fauna as well as different species of animals who live in this habitat.

    Groups of 10 or more persons...€8/person
    Groups of less than 10 persons...price on request

All packages include the transfers from the hotel to the places where the activities are taking place, and back to the hotel. Some of the activities are subject to changes due to wheater conditions among other factors, please, ask us for the availabily of your prefered activities at the time of booking. Feel free to contact us with regard to our offers for groups (schools, bussines)