Apr 28th 2024

Casa Agua Porche

Coming to the Picos this summer? We’d love to welcome you here at Jascal!


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Still available for June-July-August-September 2024:

17 June – 24 June at Casa Fuego

23 June – 30 June at Casa Agua

02 July – 09 July at Casa Luna

13 July – 20 July at Casa Tierra

29 August – 05 September at Casa Agua

09 September – 16 September at Casa Aire


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 Apr 6th 2024


The Picos de Europa offer fabulous walking year round on all types of terrain at low, middle and higher elevations. Enjoy valley walks by the river, shade in the forest, meadows full of flowers, ancient cobbled routes, spectacular gorges and panoramic peaks. Here at Jascal, we love hiking just like you and can recommend all sorts of walks according to your preference, weather conditions, time of year, etc. Just ask us!



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 Mar 7th 2024

Yes, our new website is coming soon! Want to get a sneak preview? The Spanish version is up and running at

Click on “Ofertas” to see special offers, info on hikes in the Picos and special rates for remote work from Jascal.

Looking forward to seeing you here in Asturias . . .

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 Feb 15th 2024

ONE MINUTE IN THE FOREST. The absolute best anti-stress treatment known to humankind. Spring is coming soon and the woodlands of the Picos de Europa are alive with birdsong . . . Click here for a listen:

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 Jan 15th 2024

Bring me the sunset in a cup
Reckon the morning’s flagons up
And say how many Dew
Tell me how far the morning leaps
Tell me what time the weaver sleeps
Who spun the breadth of blue!

– Emily Dickinson

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 Nov 12th 2023

Here’s something to celebrate! In 2024 JASCAL will continue to sport the seal of quality for ALDEAS – Asturias Calidad Rural! The Principality of Asturias awards this seal to selected Quality Accommodation. In their rigorous selection process, Tourism of Asturias chooses only places which combine “excellent service, unique settings and new and unusual experiences”.



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 Oct 26th 2023

After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost

My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight
I got from looking through a pane of glass
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough
And held against the world of hoary grass.
It melted, and I let it fall and break.
But I was well



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 Sep 12th 2023

Welcome to the absolute best month for hiking in the Picos de Europa! As you begin your ascent, when you pause to take some photos at the col, you might wonder “What’s that band of blue off in the distance? Could it be?” Well, yes it is! You are seeing the SEA. So close you could almost touch it.

For more photos of this hiking route, click here: Majada de Tordín

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 May 29th 2023

Life at Jascal is so peaceful, you might be tempted to just relax on the terrace and enjoy the views. But there’s quite a lot to do nearby, too. Take a look . . .

a 5-minute walk away:

  • Historic 18th-century mansion, Palacio La Torre
  • Javier Cardín’s apple orchards
  • Woodland path alongside a stream
  • Our neighbour’s herd of sheep
  • Cows grazing peacefully
  • On-going concert of bells provided by the above
  • Vista point at Mirador de las Cuevas

10 minutes by car:

  • Carreña, the capital of Cabrales
  • Arenas de Cabrales, largest village, pop. 850
  • Vista point with views to Urriellu Peak-Naranjo de Bulnes
  • Cabrales Cheese Foundation and Cave Exhibit
  • Poncebos and famous walk on the Cares Gorge
  • Funicular railway to Bulnes
  • Picos de Europa National Park, northeast sector
  • Lammergeier Foundation in Benia de Onís

half an hour by car:

  • Sotres, the highest village, and access to walking routes in the Central and Eastern Massifs
  • Beautiful beaches on the Cantabrian Coast
  • Medieval fishing village of Llanes
  • Basilica of Covadonga
  • Cangas de Onís, Romanesque bridge, National Park Visitors’ Centre
  • Canoeing on the Cares-Deva River from Panes

45 minutes by car:

  • Ribadesella and cave paintings at Tito Bustillo
  • Covadonga Lakes and access to walking routes in the Western Massif
  • Emigration Archive and El Pindal cave paintings
  • Canoeing on the Sella River from Arriondas

just an hour away:

  • Cable car at Fuente Dé and the town of Potes
  • Jurassic Museum in Lastres (MUJA)
  • Oviedo, Gothic cathedral and pre-Romanesque architecture
  • Gijón, Cimadevilla quarter and San Lorenzo beach
  • Avilés and the new Niemeyer Centre
  • Airports at Oviedo-OVD and Santander-SDR
  • San Vicente de la Barquera, Santillana del Mar, El Soplao Cave

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 May 7th 2023

While in Asturias, you absolutely must try this marvellous combination: spicy octopus with traditional apple cider. Ask for “pulpo a feira y sidra natural” to get this splendid pairing. If you’re wondering where you might find these local delicacies, select one of the spots on our list — Jascal’s recommended restaurants and cider bars — and enjoy! That is . . . buen provecho . . .

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