This woodland, clinging to the Sierra de San Mamede in the province of Ourense bore witness to a story that moved the whole of Spain during the first half of the 19th century: that of the lobishome or werewolf, Manuel Blanco Romasanta.
The legend goes that this man would turn into a wolf, devouring his victims in the forest. This gruesome character was eventually investigated and brought to trial. He was initially condemned to death, but his sentence was commuted by Queen Isabel II. From that moment on, no-one knows anything about him. Today it is still possible to see wolves in the area, although no-one has been able to identify Romasanta among them.
This circular route allows us to visit these splendid birch woods with ease - and, of course, without having to worry about any dangerous animals leaping out at us! We will enter right into the heart of the woods: a pleasant experience that allows us to sense the mysteries of its past.
Bidueiral de Montederramo Route
|Starting point||Route type||Km||Estimated time required||Terrain difficulty||Orientation difficulty|
|A Mogaínza (Montederramo)||Circular||18,57||6 h.||Low||High|
|PROFILE: Experienced people who have knowledge of map-reading and orientation|
Bidueiral de Montederramo can be accessed at different places, since there are no marked routes as yet. We propose a direct route. Nevertheless, it is important that you plan properly, because this is a long route and not as simple as others since it is not signposted. Before venturing into the woods, we recommend that you visit the tourist office in Montederramo, where you will find information on the woods, different routes, and so on.