ROUTE SERRA DO BARBANZA
Surrounded by the Rías de Muros – Noia and Arousa, the Serra do Barbanza rises, a place with a wonderful panoramic view and incredible natural landscapes. Also very popular in summer for its lively resorts and beautiful beaches.
With a natural park on the coast of enormous ecological value, this route to Serra do Barbanza takes us to unique places.
Although our route runs through the Rías Baixas and along the shores of the sea, we also find mountains that reach a height of 600 meters.
Fishing villages and also destinación of vacations
The Arousa Norte area is full of coastal villages and towns whose life is oriented towards the sea and which also live mainly from the sea. Either from their marine activity or from tourism. The fish and shellfish of this area are world famous, but also the protected coastal landscapes full of wonderful beaches.
With a great tradition of salting and preserving fish, on this route of the Serra do Barbanza we can visit the remains of the ancient Phoenician pier, one of the few remains of this civilization preserved in Galicia.
On this route of the Serra do Barbanza we hike between the most extensive dunes in Europe, a paradisiacal sandy area with fine white sand. Together with them, two lagoons (one of salt water and one of fresh water) with extensive swamps and wetlands of international importance make up the most visited natural park in Galicia.
But not everything is nature, sea and beach on this route from Serra do Barbanza. We will also have time for history and even prehistory. One of the great megalithic jewels of the Iberian Peninsula awaits us on a journey to a time of no less than six thousand years.
The viewpoint of the sea.
As in other mountain ranges of Galicia, on this route from Serra do Barbanza we can witness the presence of wild horses and cows that have been bred in these mountains since ancient times.
As we ascend to the highest points, we reach the natural viewpoint of A Curota, the balcony to see Galicia from above. Both the panoramic view over the river mouths full of rafts and the horizon from which we can see from Santa Tegra to Finisterre make visiting this Serra do Barbanza an experience, especially if on a cloudless day. The views are so impressive that they make this location a favorite of all Galicians, according to a poll published by the newspaper “La Voz de Galicia”.
Departure from Santiago / Silleda / Lalín