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This trail is part of the Rutas del Salnés network. It shares some sections with O Salnés MTB Centre’s Route 6, making it possible for cyclists to combine the two routes.
The first part of the route climbs the lower slopes of Mount A Escusa, from which you will be able to make out the Ria of Arousa. The next leg will take you along forest tracks. Then you will begin to descend, following the course of the San Martiño River, a small watercourse that snakes its way through the rocks, creating many colourful spots. Legend has it that a group of Muslims threw the bells they had taken from San Salvador de Meis Church into the river at a spot known as O Pozo Negro (The Black Well). When the guilty parties were discovered, the town forced them to recover the bells, and several died in the attempt.
The final section of the trail, which continues to follow the river, is completely flat. This relaxed walk runs past vineyards of Albariña rapes and maize fields, passing the churches of San Salvador de Meis and San Martiño de Meis.
A ARMENTEIRA MONASTERY
Legend has it that Ero, a knight in the court of Alfonso VII and founder of A Armenteira Monastery by divine command, dreamt a dream lasting 200 years...
History tells us of a modest monastery with a small community from the 12th century to the mid- 19th century, when it was abandoned as a result of the seizure of church lands and property under Mendizábal.
Today it still rises imposingly from the lower slopes of the mountain, distinguished by its large rose window. Nearby is a state-of-the-art building, the new hotel establishment belonging to the Pousadas do Salnés network.
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