SERRA DO CAREÓN

Natural spaces
On the Way of St. James
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Nature Natural spaces ZEC - natura 2000

Location

Pontevedra

Agolada

Lugo

Friol | Palas de Rei

A Coruña

Melide | Santiso | Toques

Coordinates:
42º 55' 09.4" N - 7º 57' 39.3" W

Description

The mountains of O Careón form the last stretch of the demanding Camino Primitivo before it joins the Camino Francés to Santiago. This mountain range is of moderate height (798 m, maximum) and the subsoil has special characteristics which make it an area of great geological interest in Spain.
There are an abundance of small mountain rivers which run together into the river Furelos, the final tributary of the Ulla. There are also numerous hill-walking routes through the area, and even the local roads which cross the mountains are of landscape interest.
One of the most outstanding places is the shrine of San Antolín de Toques, surrounded by the forest, or the route to As Fervenzas (Toques), with its drop of some 40 metres beside an old mill.

Access

Access via the N-547 road, from Santiago or from Lugo; and the AC-840 from A Coruña, via Betanzos.

The Ways of St. James

The French Camino
The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino

Situation

Municipalities of Melide, Santiso and Toques in A Coruña; Friol and Palas de Rei in Lugo; Agolada in Pontevedra.

Area

6.567,87 hectares

Information and facilities

Aula de la Naturaleza de Toques
Telephone: +34 981 506 421
Last update: 04/05/2015
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