Canoe fiesta in Arriondas
Good fun and fancy-dress also form part of the celebration of the descent.
The canoes wait lined up, according to the position allocated them in the draw, the starting signal is given, and while they struggle to reach Ribadesella bridge, the line of cars advances in the same direction along the right bank, and makes stops so that passengers can see the canoes pass from the riverside meadows.
At exactly twelve midday, approximately a thousand canoes leave from Arrionas bridge, to meet the challenge, situated further down in Ribadesella.
Other information: Annual fiesta celebrated in Arriondas.
First Saturday in August