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TRAVESPERA: THE YEARLY MOTORBIKER TRIAL RIDE IN ASTURIAS

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In Asturias there are numerous ride events throughout the year. In Cangas de Onis one of the most outstanding for its originality is La Travespera.

Every year since 2013, La Travespera is a prestigious international event welcoming hundreds of participants on the last Saturday of September. It is a High Mountain Route along 230 km. that motor bikers do on Vespas or Lambrettas, riding along unique spots of the Picos de Europa Natural Park, between Asturias, León and Cantabria.

This circular route leaves Cangas de Onís and passes through Soto de Sajambre, Llánares de la Reina, Potes, Panes, Carreña de Cabrales, Corao to end up in Cangas de Onís, where they are received as a modern bikers heroes.

Asturias, is a Natural Paradise in every sense due to its amazing environment of mountains, valleys, rivers, sea, fauna and flora. The 40% of its territory is designated as natural reserve, the highest percentage of any European region. This makes Asturias ideal for all kind of sport activities including the motorbiking.

Cangas de Onis was the first capital of the Kingdom of Asturias and one of the favourite spot for tourism in the region. It is also the origin of some of the most important symbols of the Principality of Asturias. Cangas de Onís is located at the foot of the Picos de Europa. It is the entrance to the “Royal Site of Covadonga” and the main gateway into this mountainous region.

This place is always opened to the countless motorcycle lovers who meet at the “kilometer zero” to start amazing routes which keep the unevenness between each one of its towns, ideal to enjoy the narrow roads, amazing nature and landscapes… what makes it into a Bikers Paradise.

In Cangas de Onís there is a monument dedicated to motor bikers where many people take photographs, many of them climbing on top of thestatue.

Many thanks to José Montero and MotoCrónicas

Video supplied by La Travespera

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