The 125 km long river crosses the
central regions of Galicia, in its
intermediate basin, and before it
passes through the municipality of
Santiago de Compostela, it breaks
into a network of small rivers.
The forests give life to some beautiful riverside landscapes. One way to approach them is from the
riverside recreation areas. For example, in the municipality of Oroso, starting from Sigüeiro, the island
of the Refugio (hut); Penateixa; Arderiz bridge in its confluence with the Samo river; and Cachopal, with
the river Maruzo. The charming centre of Ponte Maceira, on the Fisterra-Muxía road is one of the best
points from which to enjoy the river.