Redes Natural Park

Immerse yourself in Redes. The smell of the mountain, the sound of water and a taste that awakens your senses. Rediscover your origins.


The richness of the environment in Redes is evident through a multitude of landscapes and contrasting areas. Glacial formations, karst landforms, large pastures, hills, and lush woodlands. 

Water is the star of the show in Redes; the source of one of the largest Cantabrian rivers, the Nalón, is located in Puerto de Tarna. The power of the rivers has sculpted open valleys and impressive limestone gorges, like the Alba river and Arrudos gorges. The Park is also home to two of the largest reservoirs in Asturias, which supply water to a large part of central Asturias. 

Redes also stands out for its extremely steep terrain and extensive beech and native oak tree forests (it has the largest areas of woodland in all of Asturias, with 40% of its surface area covered by trees). The strong conservation of its forests allows for the survival of almost 200 species of vertebrates, including some endangered species such as the brown bear, the Cantabrian capercaillie, the golden eagle, the cave bat and the otter. The golden eagle and the Egyptian vulture are the two largest birds of prey in Redes, nesting in the steepest cliffs, which are extremely important for these birds.

Humans have integrated into the natural environment through traditional activities that respect the environment, creating a rich ethnographic and cultural heritage.

Type of protected area

  • Natural Park
  • Biosphere Reserve
  • Natura 2000 network (SPAs, SCIs)
  • The park is home to three Natural Monuments: the Ruta del Alba walking route, which was named a Natural Monument in 2001, the Deboyu Cave and the Tabayón del Mongayu waterfall

Commitment to sustainable tourism

  • RedesNatural works on developing sustainable ecotourism products.
  • It has created the “El zurrón de Redes” (Redes goatskin bag) award to reward and advertise initiatives that promote awareness of the Redes Natural Park, highlighting its sustainability and respect for the environment.
  • Sobrescobio is working on goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda and has just installed an OD6-6 Framework
  • The Park is working on a sustainable development plan
  • The Asturias Natural Network organises regular activities related to environmental education in the Redes Interpretation Centre (Caso) and House of Water (Rioseco).


Principado de Asturias

Further information and contact

Redes Natural. Asociación de Hostelería, Turismo y Servicios del Parque Natural de Redes


Ecotourism in Redes

Redes is the ideal place to enjoy interpretive hiking through its extensive forests, involving seeing the flora and fauna, learning about the cultural heritage, discovering traditional activities such as woodworking as well as the craft of making madreña clogs and Casín cheese, beekeeping and much more!

Get to know our traditional occupations and local population, as well as the mountains and landscapes teeming with life at every step.


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