Mountains of contrasts
In a southeastern corner of the province of Lugo a mountain range is hidden away that is among the most remote landscapes of Galicia.
Facing the northeast to the southwest and flanked by tributaries of the Sil, the O Courel range is an area of great environmental heterogeneity due to its rugged terrain, diverse lithology and orientation. In it, there are beech groves that take us to Atlantic environments and a few meters further, oak groves typical of Mediterranean environments.
In addition, it has been inhabited since time immemorial and man has transformed certain environments into high-value agricultural systems with remote and evocative villages surrounded by ancient chestnut trees and mosaics of meadows. Oak, beech, chestnut and holly oak groves are some of the types of forest that can be found. The rivers descend in rapids from the summits covered with diverse scrub. The rocky outcrops provide outdoor geology classes. Travelling into O Courel is not going only to a particular physical space, it is also a journey through time.