A very family-friendly route that is completely flat and runs along the length of the Antela Lagoon’s main channel, a natural space that is now protected by virtue of the fact that it is a ZEPA (Protected Birdlife Reserve).
You can take a mountain, touring or gravel bike along this route, thanks to the terrain.
The compacted dirt tracks and the absence of traffic allow you to calmly cycle along, taking in the natural environment. Only the beginning and end of the route cross a road, and there is sufficient visibility at these points.
For the most part, the route runs along where the Vilar de Santos municipality borders the adjacent municipalities of Sandiás, Xinzo de Limia, Porqueira and Rairiz de Veiga.
The route goes around the Antela Lagoon, which was one of the largest wetlands on the Iberian Peninsula until it was completely drained in the 1960s, where some aggregate mining is still operating. It is an ideal place for bird watching, and you can use the informative panels located along the route to help you with this. A large part of the exhibition at the Museum of A Limia is dedicated to this place, which continues to be considered mythical by the whole region.
It is important to remember that, due to the proximity of some of the mining operations, the rules and any instructions given by operators must be followed. Bathing is prohibited throughout the protected area.