Islands, green hills, rivers and of course the end of the world! All of this can be found in Galicia and this is exactly what we are going to explore during this trip.
|August 11||Meet in Valencia (Mestalla stadium) at 8:00|
|Transfer to Ourense (about 8 hours)|
|Check in the hotel and go for an easy walk along the river|
|August 12||Drive to trail head (20 minutes)|
|Hike the Moura Granite Route (easy, 7.5km, 300m+)|
|Drive to Vigo and catch the 17:45 boat to Islas Cíes|
|Night on the island|
|August 13||Hike the Cíes Island (medium, 12km, 300m+)|
|Relaxing evening and night on the island|
|August 14||Take the 11:00 boat back to Vigo|
|Drive to Nogueira de Ramuin (1.5 hours)|
|Hike to Balcón de Madrid (easy, 6.5km, 200m+)|
|Check in the guesthouse|
|August 15||Hike the Mao Canyon (medium, 16km, 500m+)|
|Relaxing evening in Nogueira de Ramuin|
|August 16||Drive to Finisterra (2.5 hours)|
|Hike Fervenza do Ezaro (medium, 12km, 400m+)|
|Check in the hotel in Finisterre|
|August 17||Hike Cabo Finisterre (medium, 10km, 350m+)|
|Trip finale dinner|
|August 18||Drive back to Valencia (about 8 hours)|
The Cíes Islands is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Galicia. Natural paradise in the Vigo estuary, the Cíes Islands are part of the maritime-terrestrial Natural Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. This archipelago is made up of three islands: North or Monteagudo, Del Medio or do Faro, and South or San Martiño. The first two are linked by the sandy area of Playa de Rodas and a breakwater. The Cíes Islands were declared a Natural Park in 1980 and included in the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia created in 2002.
The Cíes Islands promise the visitor an excellent excursion in a highly protected natural space to fully enjoy nature. In this unspoiled paradise we can highlight the Rodas Beach, awarded the title of “The Best Beach in the World” by the renowned British newspaper “The Guardian”. It is worth coming and touring the islands, visiting the beaches and enjoying nature in one of the few Virgin Paradises that we have left on earth.
Cíes Islands, one of the most visited tourist destinations in Galicia
Staying on the Island
The campsite is located on the Islas Cíes, namely the Faro island. These islands are part of the Parque Nacional Marítimo Terrestre de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia, a nationa park that since 2002 is considered as one of the best ecosystem example of both the spanish coastline and deep sea.
If you do not have tent or you prefer sleep on a bed, campsite has tent to rental.
When you have a booking for one of these tents, you are assigned to a tent that is already mounted (shown in the photos above).
It is also possible to rent a kayak or go snorkelling.
Ribeira Sacra could be defined as one of inland Galicia’s best-kept secrets. The Sil Canyon is, undoubtedly, one of the Ribeira Sacra’s most important attractions. This deep gorge, formed of rocks, water and winding bends, is sure to make an impression on anyone who sees it. Its vertical slopes have been worked throughout history and, nowadays, are still the livelihood of many local inhabitants, who work them to produce top-quality wine. This spot is also a refuge for a variety of animal and plant species, since its walls and waters provide the conditions that they need to live.
The Banks of the Miño River, as it passes through the Ribeira Sacra, offer a pleasant landscape formed of deciduous forests, alternating with small, frequent stretches of vineyards. The river also forms several bends, which carve into the land and create the Miño’s characteristic meanders.
Hiking in the Sil Canyon
The Sil Canyon and its surrounding areas offer us the ideal environment for hiking. The wonderful scenery and wealth of fauna and heritage sites here motivate us to continue walking and discover as many attractions as possible. This area of the Ribeira Sacra offers a vast number of hiking paths, many of which are certified, which we can explore in just one day. These routes will take us from the nearby plains to the deepest sections of the Canyon, from fields and meadows to dense forests or from former monasteries to traditional villages.
Ribeira Sacra | Official tourism website
Romans thought that this was the earth’s westernmost point and therefore that the world ended here. It was the finisterrae, or land’s end. Why would someone want to go to the end of the world?
Perhaps it is because the Cabo Fisterra cape hides the true secret of the Costa da Morte: wild rough landscapes and amazing beaches, some (protected by the cape) with calm waters and others with strong waves like that of Mar de Fóra, one of Galicia’s wildest beaches. And the greatest attraction of all times: the sunset over the enormity of the ocean, the sea of the end of the world…
Fervenza do Ézaro
Costa da Morte is a true natural spectacle. Beginning with its steep cliffs, continuing with its multiple beaches and continuing with its majestic lighthouses that look out over the Atlantic Ocean. In this case we are approaching a spectacular setting that attracts, especially in the summer months, a multitude of tourists who are amazed by the views from its viewpoint and the impressive waterfall. We are talking about the Fervenza do Ézaro, one of the most spectacular natural corners of Galicia.
Also known as the Xallas River Waterfall, this famous waterfall is located in the town hall of Dumbría, in the province of A Coruña (in the heart of the Costa da Morte). With a beautiful promenade that borders the surrounding beaches and gardens that invite you to relax, this waterfall is the icing on the cake, a spectacle to behold for all who come to admire it.
Visitamos A Fervenza do Ézaro – SienteGalicia
Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and children’s playground, Caserio de Fontes is set in 19 km from Ourense in the Galicia Region, 14 km from As Burgas Thermal Springs. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area. Each unit has a private bathroom with free toiletries. Towels are offered. Caserio de Fontes also includes a terrace.
Set within a natural setting, Hotel Rústico Prado da Viña is located in Finisterre, on the Galician Costa da Morte. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, spacious gardens and free Wi-Fi. All rooms at the Prado da Viña have heating, a TV and a private bathroom with bath or hydromassage shower. Most rooms have views over the Atlantic Ocean and a flat-screen TV, while some of them have a sauna. This hotel has a communal TV lounge with fireplace and a library. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria, which is open until midnight. There are plenty of restaurants in the area.
The price of the trip is 745 Euros per person (1395 Euros for a couple). 150 euros paid in advance to reserve the spot; balance due by 21st of July (free cancellation till 24th of July). The price includes transportation, seven nights of accommodation, insurance and a professional guide.
Members get a 15-euro discount.
The price is for a person sharing a twin room. You can reserve a single room for additional 175 euros.
It is possible to sign up till 21st of July. Payment by bank transfer.
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