This will be our 4th trip to eat, drink and hunt mushrooms in Asturias in Northern Spain. As in previous trips the agenda has been set by Sinead McMahon who lives in Asturias and is passionate about the local cuisine and mushrooms. She has organised a wonderful relaxed, tasty and fun few days.
We will be based in the town of Oviedo close to the famous food market and the bars and restaurants of the Old Quarter.
The group will be small and as always the emphasis will be on regional food and drink as well as an easy going mushroom hunt with the local Mycological Society. Asturias has a strong mushroom culture and we will be arriving in time for a local mushroom festival. If we're lucky we may even convince the Mycological Society to bring us to some of their secret mushroom spots. Sinead has also arranged some great meals and visits including Oviedo food market and a Seafood Dinner in nearby Gijon.
Price includes all transport in Asturias, to and from Airport, Coach for Mushroom Hunt day. Hotel for 4 nights with Breakfast. Lunch or Dinner with wine on all days. Flights are not included and should be booked seperately(currently less than €100 return). Single supplement €50 to cover all 4 nights. Please let me know if you want a single room. Fly Ryanair outbound Dub-Santander on Wednesday 30th Oct FR7152 and return from Santander on Sunday 3rd Nov FR7153.
The following is the outline agenda:
WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER
16.10 Arrive Santander, Ryanair FR7152
17.00 Bus to Oviedo
Check in Hotel
21.00 Dinner nearby
THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER
Oviedo Day(Market, Tapas, Cathedral, etc.)
FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER
Mushroom Day by coach to secret location to meet members of the local Mycological Society
Lunch with Mycology guys
Visit to Covadonga Basilica
SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
Gijon Day(Gijon is a picturesque seaside town just 20 minutes from Oviedo. It is famous for its fish and seafood). We will also do a swim or paddle on the beach.
Lunch or Dinner(TBC)
SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
Breakfast and relax in Oviedo
Return to Airport for flight FR7153 to Dublin at 18.00
If you decide to come you should book your flights as soon as possible. It is currently less than €100 return. Ryanair outbound Dub-Santander on Wednesday 30th Oct FR7152 and return from Santander on Sunday 3rd Nov FR7153. There is only one flight on Wednesdays and Sundays so it is easy to select.