Asturias History & Culture

The Different Languages of Spain

Languages of Spain Spain is one of the most culturally diverse countries in Europe. There are seventeen autonomous communities in Spain, most of them with their own distnictive festivals, food and traditions; many of them also have their own language.

Our cycling holidays visit many of these regions, so here we look at the various languages in Spain; how they are related and how common they are in everyday usage, to ensure that you are well prepared.

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Fabada Asturiana - The Foods that Define Spain

Fabada Asturiana Asturias is a fantastic region for cycling. It is home to both the Picos de Europa and the Somiedo Natural Park, boasting between them climbs such as Lagos de Covadonga, La Farrapona and Fuente De. It is also home to the most challenging road climb in Spain - the Alto del Angliru.

In addition to the mountains, there are some great coastal routes around the towns of Ribadesella and Villaviciosa, as well as a significant part of the Northern Route of the Camino de Santiago.

Given the amount of cycling that both locals and visitors to Asturias do, it is a good job that the region also has a fine gastronomic tradition. Famous throughout Spain for its cheeses (the highlight being the fiercly strong Cabrales), its cider and its beef, you will never go underfed in Asturias. However, the dish most closely associated with the region, Fabada Asturiana, uses none of these products. Find out more about the delicious dish... Click here to read more