Exploring the majestic road through Desfiladero de la Estrechura in Asturias

Desfiladero de la Estrechura is a very scenic canyon located in the autonomous community of Asturias, in Spain. It’s one of the most scenic canyon roads of Spain.

Desfiladero de la Estrechura

Is the road through Desfiladero de la Estrechura paved?

Tucked away within the Ubiñas - La Mesa Natural Park, in the northern part of the country, the road through the canyon is totally paved but pretty narrow in parts. The road is called AS-228 and runs through the canyon, also known as Foz de la Estrechura, an imposing gorge created by the karst erosion of the waters of the Páramo river.

How long is Desfiladero de la Estrechura?

Situated at the lower part of the Puerto de Ventana in Teverga, the drive spans 5.8km (3.60 miles), stretching from San Salvador to Páramo. Be aware that rockslides or snow might obstruct the road, especially during adverse weather conditions.

How to get to Cueva Huerta in Asturias?

The road provides access to Cueva Huerta, a cave that is 14 and a half kilometers long. Due to its size, it is the second largest in Asturias, following the 19 kilometers of the Red de Toneyu. Declared a Natural Monument in 2002, both for its dimensions and its hydrogeological and biological complexity, it is a space of great geomorphological and speleological interest, highlighting the presence of significant hibernating colonies of bats.

Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez