OS ANCARES LUCENSES E MONTES DE NAVIA, CERVANTES E BECERREÁ

Natural spaces
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Nature Natural spaces Biosphere Reserve

Location

Lugo

Becerreá | Cervantes | Navia de Suarna

Coordinates:
42º 54' 17.8" N - 6º 59' 24.9" W

Description

Gran Cantábrica
The great Biosphere Reserve of the Cantabrian mountain range extends from Os Ancares to the Picos de Europa. The Lugo Os Ancares form its western border, full of diversity, magical by nature.
The humans who were able to settle in this difficult territory also moulded it and conserved its patrimony. Even now the visitor can open the doors of some pallozas. Nestling below the straw roof which gives them their name, these strange dwellings give us an insight into life in ancient times.
The mountain is coloured in infinite tones of green at the different altitudes. Os Ancares is surprising, not for high altitudes but because of the steep drops. From the boxed-in valleys standing at less than 300 metres they rise to almost 2,000 metres in just a few kilometres. The rivers on the Galician slope are the Navia, Rao and Ser; and the main peaks are Mustallar and Tres Bispos.

Access

A-6 highway and N-VI to Becerreá. The LU-722 road communicates with A Proba in Navia de Suarna and has turnoffs to the mountain range.

Situation

East of the Lugo province, bordering with León. It includes the municipalities of Cervantes, Navia of Suarna and part of the municipality of Becerreá.

Area

The Lugo Os Ancares: 53.664.
The León Ancares: 56,786 hectares in the municipalities of Candín, Peranzanes, Vega of Espinareda and Villafranca del Bierzo.

Services

Accommodation: Yes.
Food: Yes.

Information and facilities

Instituto Lucense de Desenvolvemento Económico e Social (INLUDES)
Telephone: +34 982 227 812
Centro de Interpretación y Gestión de la Reserva Nacional de Caza dos Ancares (Campa da Braña)
Telephone: +34 982 181 252
Last update: 04/05/2015
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