Ruta Verde

The green route is a tour focused on the natural areas surrounding the city of Santiago de Compostela.




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Departure time


Return time


Meeting point

Santiago de Compostela y Monforte de Lemos


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

Not included


What to bring

Comfortable footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.


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

Audio guides

Free of charge (ask for them at the time of booking)

Important information

Consult the possibility of transporting pushchairs, wheelchairs and suitcases.

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    Pico Sacro

    Very close to Santiago is one of the most mythical and well-known mountains in Galicia, the Pico Sacro, being an inexhaustible source of legends and popular tales. This mountain is reflected in the "Codex Calixtinus" as the location of the first tomb of the Apostle Santiago, playing a fundamental role in the myth of the "Traslatio" of the Saint.
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    Toxa Waterfall

    Located in a place of very high environmental value, we find this beautiful waterfall. It is considered the highest in Galicia in free fall. We will enjoy a wonderful show of water, light and sound here. Surrounded by native forests of oaks, chestnut, cork oaks…
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    Mosteiro de Carboeiro

    After visiting the fervenza of Toxa we will go to the monastery of Carboeiro. Former Benedictine monastery abandoned and in the process of restoration by the Provincial Council. It is the most remarkable architectural work of late Romanesque in Galicia, constituting one of the most characteristic monuments of Galician mediaeval art. For some authors, Maestro Mateo, director of the reforms of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the second half of the 12th century, could be responsible for this project.
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    Ulla bridges

    Put on Gundián. Its elegant aesthetic and its location make this viaduct a permanent centre of attention for photographers and hikers.
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    Pazo de Oca

    On this route we give the possibility to visit the gardens of the Pazo de Oca. It is a manor house built between the 17th and 18th centuries in Baroque style, and is known as the Galician Versailles due to its eight hectares of gardens that have bridges, pond with ducks and geads, rare tree species and a wide variety of camelias, azaleas and rhododendrons. These gardens are a must stop on the "Camellia Route".

The route begins by visiting the famous Mount Pico Sacro. Next we will head towards the Toxa river waterfall and the monastery of Carboeiro.

We will make a stop to regain strength in one of the most famous restaurants in the area to eat and taste seasonal products.

We will leave for the afternoon the viewpoints of Ponte Ulla as well as the possibility of visiting the famous Pazo de Oca.

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