Fontebona, Infiesto – Asturias – Spain

Fontebona is

 

Fontebona is a small-scale eco-retreat where you can follow us along while we do our daily activities or participate in special activities. In between times you relax near your own tent or in one of our rental tents. We can also find you accomodation nearby.

 

You can participate, but there's no obligation whatsoever to do so. As far as we're concerned it's all up to you. See it as a natural and informal thing. Your curiosity is raised by something, you ask us about it and we take our time to answer. Or to show you around. Explain things.

 

reception

 

What? No camp-site then? No no. We are not a camp-site. Yes, that's how we wanted and concocted it once upon a time. But the Asturian rules leave no room for our kind of small-scaled projects.

 

Now it happens that we always liked to share our knowledge with our guests and wanted to let other people tell about their experiences as well. An exchange of knowledge on all levels, local to international, young to old, farmer to globetrotter. Where the neighbour-beekeeper tells about his favourite hive. And during a walk the forester shows you bits of nature you would otherwise have passed without noticing. So now we're a eco-retreat where you can learn from us, from one another and from experts about a life in and closer to nature.

 

To formalize the set-up of our eco-retreat we founded Asociación Fontebona, centre to promote life in the open air, in 2016. Fontebona is registered under number 11741 in the Registro de Asociaciones del Principado de Asturias.

 

Fontebona bienvenido

 

 

Our activities are

 

Our activities usually have a relation with life in the open air and a self-sustaining existence. In the summer season you can simply follow us along. The average day offers so many interesting things already. In the other seasons we take more time to study subjects in depth during special activities of one or several days.

 

What's there to be learned at Fontebona then? Well, what not? From scraping out donkey hooves to building a new wall of hazelnut branches. From visiting a museum because we feel like it and everyone who wants to can join in, to a walk in the Picos because not only us but also our guests fancy a hike.

 

You will find more examples on the page activities

 


Prices

 

We ask 10 euros per person per day. Free for children up to 2 years. We offer a family discount. If you come with your own tent, it shouldn't be too big because of the limited sizes of our terraces. Please contact us about who, what, where, when and how, and we will register you as a participant. As long as there are places available of course.

 

Apart from following us, you can do beautiful walks from Fontebona. With or without donkeys. And if Fontebona is not your thing, but you do like the surrounding, then maybe you will like our little cabin in the Picos de Europa: http://casainimini.fontebona.es/

 


We offer

 

o days when you can follow us, courses of one or several days
o course- annex reception building
o 15 places on 2 hectares, for course activities or tents
o the sanitary facilities, warm showers included, are simple but good
o panoramic shower
o modest bar-restaurant annex shop
o cars only at the parking place
o 1 communal socket on solar power
o 2 fire places
o courses, rental tent, walks and donkey hikes, little rental cabin Casa Inimini in the Picos de Europa
o general information and documentation about Asturias available
o water from our own spring. Fontebona (Good Spring) is named after the spring on our land

 

 

We are

 

 

We are Astrid and Thomas, Dutchmen living in Asturias, Spain since 2007. We left the Netherlands in search of a more simple lifestyle. First we bought an old house somewhat more to the west, to use as a stepping stone. After a further two-year search we bought this sloping piece of land with an old barn on it. Fontebona. With many ups and downs, but surely with a lot of fun we built a very pleasant life here.

 

The way we are living is lowtech, playful, creative and off-the-grid. We live in and with nature as much as possible. Which we enjoy thoroughly. Our life is simple and stress avoiding.

 

 

 

 

 


Visit

Would you want some information, make a reservation or to visit us? Please contact us prior via e-mail (website@fontebona.es) or mobile phone (+34671507451 or +34722217451) about your plans. We speak English fluently.

 

Fontebona is a strongly hilly terrain with many trees and beautiful panoramic views. The grounds are inaccessible to vehicles. You can park your vehicle on the adjacent parking field.

 

In a straight line, Fontebona is situated less than 3 kilometres south of Infiesto in the municipality of Piloña, Asturias. Driving from Infiesto in the direction Campo de Caso on the AS-254, 600 metres after kilometre marker 3, turn left (opposite to a abandoned house). Follow the green direction arrows/triangulars. You reach Fontebona by following a concrete track first (about 600 metres), and 250 metres of dirt road at the end.

 

gps + googlemaps 43.324819, -5.381672

mountains, beach and city

We chose Fontebona as the location for our activities because we like the terrain very much. But Fontebona is also situated very centrally in Asturias. Some examples:

mountains

Picos de Europa 30 km, 25 min.
El Sueve 15 km, 15 min.
Ponga 30 km, 20 min.
Redes 10 km, 10 min.

beach

Playa de Fontebona 1 km, 5 min.
Swimming pool, Infiesto (high season) 3 km, 5 min.
Playa de Rodiles 40 km, 35 min.
Playa de la Griega 35 km, 30 min.
Playa de Vega 40 km, 40 min.
Playa de Ribadesella 45 km, 30 min. |feve 50 min.

city

Infiesto < 4 km, < 10 min.
Cangas de Onís 30 km, 25 min. |alsa 30 min.
Oviedo 50 km, 45 min. |feve 67 min.
Gijón 55 km, 50 min. |feve 100 min.

culture

El Laboral, ciudad de la Cultura, Gijón 55 km, 50 min.
La cueva de Tito Bustillo, Ribadesella 45 km, 30 min. |feve 50 min.
Museo de la Sidra, Nava 20 km, 15 min. |feve 20 min.
Museo del Jurásico de Asturias, Colunga 35 km, 30 min.

nature

Zoo La Grandera, Soto de Cangas 35 km, 30 min.
Jardín Botánico Atlántico, Cabueñes Gijón 50 km, 50 min.
Descenso del Sella, Arriondas 25 km, 20 min. |feve 30 min.
Acuario de Gijón 55 km, 50 min. |feve 100 min.

where is Fontebona?

In a straight line, Fontebona is situated less than 3 kilometres south of Infiesto in the municipality of Piloña, Asturias. Driving from Infiesto in the direction Campo de Caso on the AS-254, 600 metres after kilometre marker 3, turn left (opposite to a abandoned house). Follow the green direction arrows/triangulars. You reach Fontebona by following a concrete track first (about 600 metres), and 250 metres of dirt road at the end.

 

 

Itinerary from Infiesto to Fontebona (PDF, 900 kB)

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gps + googlemaps 43.324819, -5.381672

contact

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