A paradise step by step

Rías Baixas offers incomparable hiking trails along the coast and inland

The best way to be immersed in As Rías Baixas is to walk through it step by step. This land offers hiking trails for everyone, so you can discover it if you do hiking as a hobby, to enjoy the scenery or if you want to enjoy it as a sport.

On the banks of rivers and streams, you will find magnificent riverside forests with native plants. Ancient mills, vestiges of a past way of life, welcome the visitor now perfectly restored, as well as traditional fountains and washing places. In the province of Pontevedra, nature and heritage are combined.

When you walk among oak trees and centenary chestnut trees, you will feel in harmony with the environment. Hills, forests and woods hide a world of sensations, and boast interesting flora and fauna that you will find through the endless paths of this land.

As Rías Baixas coast is breathtaking. Along its 300 kilometres of coastline, you will find 55 blue flag beaches, breathtaking cliffs, impressive capes with majestic lighthouses, beautiful coves and bays, and charming fishing villages that still preserve their architecture and customs.

A whole world of trails is waiting for you. Come and discover them!

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Sendero rural de Galicia
Campo Lameiro, Soutomaior, Vigo
42.248234, -8.674341
12,6
km
This hiking route passes through Vigo, Soutomaior, Campo Lameiro, Cequeril, Luou and Santiago de Compostela. It can be partially ridden by bike or on a horse.
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Sendero Azul del río Verdugo
Ponte Caldelas
42.390203, -8.500288
9,8
km
This circular route starts at the river beach of A Calzada and runs alongside the Verdugo River surrounded by a natural landscape. It includes several ethnographic elements like bridges and mills. Visiting Ponte Caldelas is an opportunity to get in touch with nature and enjoy one of the best trails of the interior of the Galician region. It was the first interior trail in Spain to be awarded this title by ADEAC, the Association for Environmental and Consumer Education.
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Sendero Xunqueiras (O Santo Aparecido)
Pazos de Borbén
42.291492, -8.535351
16,32
km
Hiking trail that begins at the Church of Xunqueiras, and along more than 10 km runs through the parishes of Xunqueiras, Pazos and Borbén. Nature and history are combined in this trail, which ends in the Santo Aparecido, in the O Posiño Hills, from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the valley of the Borbén River.
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Ruta de los Molinos de Riomaior
Vilaboa
42.337306, -8.673389
2,6
km
Along the trail, you will see a total of 35 mills, which are scattered along both banks of the river. These are fed by a cable system which can still be seen today.
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Sendero de San Xusto
Cerdedo - Cotobade
42.516754, -8.511133
12,7
km
The San Xusto trail (PRG-29) runs over old stone-paved roads and country lanes. The vegetation is extraordinarily rich: riverbank woods and some copses of native deciduous trees. You will see many English oaks, chestnuts, birches and pines, as well as densely wooded areas along the banks of the Lérez River and other small streams. Along the route, you will pass by eight mills, four in Baños de San Xusto, two in San Xurxo, one in Cutián and the so-called “muíño do medo”.
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Sendero de As Almiñas e do Foxo do Lobo
Ponte Caldelas
42.386459, -8.461513
10,11
km
This hiking route allows us to admire the traditional architecture and the ethnographic and natural landscape around the Verdugo River. It goes through the stepping stones of Pasos da Fraga, Portasouto and A Coveliña towards the village of Porcinas, leading to the wolf pit known as Foxo do Lobo. The trail passes through the town of Aguasantas and completes the circular route in Paso de Coveliña.
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Sendero de los Molinos del Río Barosa
Barro
42.555447, -8.631723
2
km
This trail is located in the Natural Park of the Barosa River, a beautiful landscape where the Barosa River creates a cascade and gathers a collection of mills of great interest. It is a must stop along the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela in the town of Barro.
Essential hiking trails of Rías Baixas
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