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The Wall of Lugo

WORLD HERITAGE

The Wall of Lugo

The Roman wall that surrounds the city of Lugo is the only one in the world that is complete...

Lugo e a Terra Chá

GEO-DESTINATIONS

Lugo e a Terra Chá

This is a land like no other. A Terra Cha is a vast plain, the largest in Galicia...

Galician Springs

Family enjoyment in Guitiriz

We’ll enjoy Guitiriz’s waters as a family. We’ll visit its beautiful, nature-filled areas, full of springs, rivers and mills and also benefit from the properties of its famous micro-medicinal waters while the children enjoy the spa’s leisure area.

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  • Starting point: Guitiriz
  • Destination: Guitiriz
  • Days: 3
Its rich aquatic ecosystem makes it a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and the river basin to which it belongs is a Biosphere Reserve.

In Guitiriz, water floods the senses:seeing it running in rivers and crystal-clear streams, hearing it fall in small waterfalls, drinking it and smelling it in its springs or bathing in its thermal spas. Its rich aquatic ecosystem makes it a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and the river basin to which it belongs is a Biosphere Reserve. The beautiful and serene landscapes created by this liquid element are perfect for enjoying hiking and swimming with the family.

More information...
- Guitiriz Spa. www.balneariodelugo.com
- Marcelle Natureza Zoo. www.marcellenatureza.com

Route - Day 1

The value of the water in Guitiriz

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  • Guitiriz Spa

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    Guitiriz Spa

We suggest reaching Guitiriz – which is located in the district of A Terra Chá in the province of Lugo – around noon, in order to make the best of the day getting in touch with nature and water.

Our destination is one of the most renowned spas in Galicia, famous for its unique micromedicinal water because it emerges cold and is suitable for the digestive and renal systems.

The name “Guitiriz” has become known across borders thanks to its spa-hotel. after having been shuttered for a long time, has shared in the rebirth of hot spring therapy in Galicia. In 2003, it underwent a major reform which preserved the stunning original appearance of the building, and a new one was built that houses the spa and hot springs club. The forest surrounding it – which extends more than 40 hectares – contains a golf course, which increases the feeling of being immersed in nature.

Potatoes, turnip tops and cheese, star products of the local district
Once settled in, we suggest that you eat at a traditional eatery, grill or local restaurant. A Terra Chá is a kitchen garden of fine Galician products with geographical designations and indications protecting many of its products, such as potatoes, turnip greens or the delicious San Simón da Costa cheese. For this reason, pork with turnip tops, a Galician stew – also with turnip tops – or even a simple Spanish omelette are a gift to the palate if, in addition, we top it off with the typical corn cake of Guitiriz.
The Route of the Water
The value that water has in Guitiriz allows us to leverage this resource in many ways. Its lands belong to the Upper Basin of the River Miño called “Terras do Miño”, declared  Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. Within this, they are in the  Parga-Ladra-Támoga Site of Community Importance (SCI).
After lunch, we suggest you start off the afternoon with a bit of hiking through this landscape of great environmental value following the official PR-G 99, route, known as the “Route of the Water”. It runs along the banks of the Rivers Parga and Ladroil, joining the three most important local springs with healing waters: Valdobín, San Xoán de Lagostelle and Fonte de Santo Domingo. The trail’s level path makes it perfect to do with the children.
Watermills on the shores of the river
The total trip is nearly twenty kilometres long. For this reason, we suggest that you limit it this time to the part that connects the area around the Spa - Hotel in Guitiriz with Sete Muíños recreational area,where the “little ones” will feel right at home after the hike. We’ll reach it in just a kilometre and a half after passing through the municipal capital. You’ll find a natural area of great beauty with watermills on the banks of the River Escádebas which lends significant ethnographic value to the recreational area.
The alders, birches, oaks, chestnuts and pines along the shore seem to walk along with us. Wooden bridges and overpasses crossing the river enable us to walk through this area safely and see the waterfalls that form before falling into a pond, now converted into a natural swimming pool. If time permits, we can take a dip in it. The younger crowd can enjoy themselves playing in the playground located in this area.
A session at the spa for children and adults
After our hike, we can finish off our afternoon in the spa’s leisure areas. The children will love the children’s hot springs pool and playground. Meanwhile, the adults can relax with a thermal circuit and enjoy the benefits of the micro-medicinal properties of the water before dining in the hotel restaurant.

 

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