The Ribeira Sacra MTB Centre is located on the border between Ourense and Lugo provinces. The Sil River Canyon is the star of this tour, but this region hides many more attractions, such as the great architectural heritage left behind by the monks who inhabited this place in other eras. The Monasteries of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil (Nogueira de Ramuín) and Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil (Parada de Sil) are two of the main sacred buildings that we can visit. This is very demanding MTB terrain, which sometimes forces us to carry our bicycles to get past some terraced vineyards locally known as socalcos. However, there also broad stretches of forest tracks that make for a pleasant ride through beautiful chestnut forests and small villages.
Our tour guides, transporting us through the overwhelming beauty of the landscape, are Pablo Cordo, who loves to discover new destinations with his mountain bike, and Guti Martín, Head of the Technical Office at the Galicia MTB Centres.