The centuries-old A Fervenza is an indigenous wood that is regularly flooded by the river. At those times the more than 300-year-old oaks and monumental alders bathe in the currents, refreshing themselves, relieving the ravages of time. Lakes, ponds and tidal islands decorate this unique landscape.
The woods of da Fervenza are located in the upper course of the River Miño in a Reserva da Biosfera. They are some of the most important flooded woods on the Iberian peninsular and are well conserved, with primary forests of alder, oak, ash and willow.
The river’s waters seem to boil and rage in the rapids and weirs that lead up to a mill. As we say in Galician, these are the woods of the fervenza.
Bosque da Fervenza Route
|Starting point||Route type||Km||Estimated time required||Terrain difficulty||Orientation difficulty|
|Casa rural A Fervenza (O Corgo)||Linear||3,5||2 h 30 min.||Low||Low|
|PROFILE: All walkers|
The woods of da Fervenza form part of an ecosystem that extends along the whole bank of the River Miño and is protected as a Biosphere Reserve. It is linked to the city of Lugo by natural paths that are simple and easy to follow.