About Us

Matthew Pinker, the face behind BengaAsturias, is a passionate outdoor’s man and has spent many years exploring the hidden walks and trails – to say nothing of the places to stay and local specialities – of the region. He is now channeling this knowledge into designing and organising slack packing walking tours that capture the best that the area has to offer.

Born in London and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, he currently divides his time between Asturias and Cape Town where he works in the travel and tourism industry (see BengaAfrica).

Matthew’s unique grasp of two cultures and languages (he speaks fluent Spanish and English), his appreciation of the good life and extensive networks and connections in the region, makes him the ideal guide and facilitator for anyone planning to walk in Asturias.

We found that everything went very smoothly regarding the transport, accommodation and food. The variety of walks in the mountains, along the seaside and the villages, were made all the more enjoyable by your interesting anecdotes about the local history and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hopefully we'll be able to do another walk with Matthew, in the future.IAN & RENEE CAMPBELL - SEP 2012

My extended family of 7 did the 7 night walk in July 2014. We had a fantastic time – Matthew’s local knowledge and organisation meant the whole trip was hassle free and relaxing! It was a great way to see parts of Spain that would be difficult to access without the knowledge and assistance of a Spanish speaking guide. STEPHEN DICKSON​ - 2014​

Contact Info

South Africa

Office: +27 21 782 4967
Mobile: (+27) (0)82 567 5704

Spain (June to October)

Mobile: (+34) 674 743 058