The discrete mountain range
Next to Ourense's Macizo Central, the San Mamede mountain range does not seem particularly noteworthy. However, it is an area of rugged and intricate mountains that shelters many natural treasures.
Its large and well-preserved habitats of scrub adjoin singular forests (particularly the Montederramo birches). In areas of lower altitude, the landscape is completed by the countryside mosaics of great natural and cultural value, dotted with some villages.