Ruta Ribeira Sacra

The Ribeira Sacra tour is a route through the interior of Galicia, a journey to the lands bathed by the rivers Sil and Miño where we will enjoy breathtaking and unusual landscapes.

Category

from

60,00

/ per person

Departure time

08:15

Return time

19:00

Meeting point

Santiago de Compostela

Included

Accredited official tour guide for the whole day, transport and compulsory insurance.

Not included

Lunch

What to bring

Comfortable footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

Languages

English, Spanish (check availability of Portuguese, Italian and French)

Audio guides

Gratuitas (solicítalas en el momento de hacer la reserva)

Important information

Consult the possibility of transporting pushchairs, wheelchairs and suitcases.

  • 1
    Catamaran through the canyons

    An hour and a half tour of the Sil River, entering the spectacular canyons of the river. We discovered the vineyards planted on the slopes and tasted a wine of the Denomination of Origin aboard the cruise
  • 2
    Mirador

    We will enjoy, now from the height of the viewpoint, the landscape that the canyons of the Sil offer us.
  • 3
    Monasterio de San Pedro de Rocas

    Monastery of the sixth century, pierced in the mountain rock itself. A special place lost among the magical oak groves of the Ribeira Sacra
  • 4
    Ourense

    We will get to know the city of Ourense, the most important of the towns in the area. Full of history and heritage, we will walk through its beautiful streets. We will discover the fountain of the Burgas, from which the water rises at 67ºC!!!

Discover the Galician hinterland by touring the Ribeira Sacra. We will travel by catamaran, visit the Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, the Cabezoás viewpoint and Ourense.

On the banks of the Miño and Sil rivers, we will discover one of the most unique places in Galicia: the Ribeira Sacra. Let yourself be captivated by its centuries-old vineyards and the charms of Romanesque architecture.

We will leave Santiago at 8:15 a.m. towards the north of the province of Ourense, where we will start our guided route through the Ribeira Sacra. This name comes from the Middle Ages, when numerous monasteries were distributed on the slopes of these rugged landscapes.

We will start our adventure by taking a catamaran that will take us upstream through the spectacular canyons of the Sil. An hour and a half walk that will take us into the deepest and most characteristic landscape of this inland area of Galicia. On board the boat we will be able to taste a typical wine of the area, known for its Denomination of Origin.

At the end we will go to one of the viewpoints that surround the Ribeira Sacra to see the immensity of the landscape from above.

Our next stop will be the incredible Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas, located in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra and one of the architectural symbols of this region. Where legend tells us that in the 6th century it was founded by hermits, today we find a particular church carved into the rock, tombs different from what we can imagine and a whole series of architectural elements that will not leave us indifferent.

The next stop will be the city of Ourense, known for being the thermal capital of Galicia and the most important city located at the entrance of the Ribeira Sacra. In Ourense we will have free time for lunch, and in the afternoon, we will visit the historic centre of Ourense, stroll through its cobbled streets and discover why it is known as the city of bridges.

Approximate arrival in Santiago at 19:00 hrs.1515

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