This route between the towns of Betanzos and Betanzos takes us to the northern part of Galicia. Those who have visited this region before know that it offers a multitude and variety of attractions. Its natural beauty, its monuments and its traditions will provide some unforgettable memories to those who choose to spend a few days’ rest here.
Throughout our route we will journey within the limits of the province of A Coruña, mostly along the coastline, but with a few trips inland. The characteristic landscape is a fusion of sea and mountain. The coastline offers numerous stunning beaches, to suit all tastes. Some are charming, sheltered coves, protected from the waves by the estuaries, but there are also others that are wild and open, at the mercy of the ocean's battering waves. The relief of the A Faladoira and A Capelada mountain ranges gives this area its beauty, but it also makes for a difficult terrain to move through. There are even altitudes of over 500 m right beside the sea, providing the coastline with some spectacular cliffs.
The combination of frequent rain and mountainous terrain has led to the formation of numerous rivers. The most important is the River Eume, which has its source in the O Xistral Peaks, at an altitude of over 1,000 m, and flows into the ocean at the Ares estuary. Along the way, its waters irrigate the Fragas do Eume Nature Park, a true wildlife paradise. Considered to be one of the most important Atlantic forest in Europe, it contains a large variety of animal and vegetable species.
In terms of culture, Betanzos is a gem, with numerous monuments to visit. The town of Pontedeume, and the monasteries in Monfero or Caaveiro – to name just a few – round off the artistic repertoire that we will admire along the way to Ortigueira, located on the beautiful estuary of the same name.
Among the innumerable celebrations that take place in these lands, there are two in particular, with no disrespect for the others, that are worthy of a special mention. On the one hand, there is the pilgrimage to the shrine of San Andrés de Teixido, and on the other – of a more recreational nature – the Ortigueira International Celtic Festival.
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