Asturias Region in Spain is well known for its green valleys, blue ocean and rich food. But not only nature and food are important, sports are also a big part of life in Asturias.

Fiesta de las Piraguas is a highly anticipated event among the international canoeing community, it attracts thousands of canoeists from all over the world with its annual competition.The competition takes place on August 4th, starting in Arriondas and finishing at Ribadesella.

This 12-mile river race features locals in colorful dresses and costumes, as well as decorated vehicles cheering on the participants, you will enjoy it whether as a participant or as a spectator.

After the race, celebration features delicious local food and the local cider. Music and food are important part of this celebration, a tradition since 1930.

Do you wanna be part of it? Do you want to stay at the nearby Parador of Cangas de Onis?

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