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Enjoy sea and mountains with an Easyjet cheap flight to Asturias

They call it the Costa Verde, Spain's 'Green Coast', on the Bay of Biscay. The water is remorselessly cold, but the wild beaches are spectacular. And when you tire of the waves, there is the stunning mountain range of the Picos De Europa to explore. See it all with an Easyjet cheap flight.

Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) flies from London Stansted to Asturias, with outward one way fares from £25.99, and the return leg from as low as £15.99. These fares include all taxes. Travel light to avoid baggage charges, and, even with credit card surcharges, you can find a round trip for around £60.

The Asturian coast is blessed with numerous sleepy beach towns, with spectacular cliff walks, sheltered coves and quietly brilliant seafood restaurants. Llanes, Luarca or Cudillero all make excellent bases for a short stay or a long holiday. Even if you don't have a car, you can get around on the slow but cute Feve railway.

Just a short distance inland, the craggy silhouettes of the Picos De Europa loom majestically. These can be the destination for a day's hike, ar a week's adventure. Wander through tranquil meadows, hike a rocky gorge, or try your climbing skills on a raw rockface.

Asturias is cider country. They drink little else here, and the ritual is to pour it from a great height, behind your back, without looking. It's a recipe for wet trousers for the uninitiated, but watch the locals and admire their dexterity.

The cider makes a great accompaniment another regional speciality, the sharp, tangy Cabrales mountain cheese. For more details and ideas on Asturias, and the best English language guide to the region, head for www.visitasturias.co.uk.

If you want to explore the beaches to the east, take the slow train along the coast. It's even possible to return from a different airport, taking a cheap flight back to the UK from Santander or Bilbao.

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