A lovely route through an area of great scenic and natural value: the Os Ancares Lucenses e Montes de Navia, Cervantes e Becerreá Biosphere Reserve.
The trail can be done by any hiker. We recommend walking it from north to south, as there is less of a gradient, and preferably in the cooler months. The route begins in Lugar de O Couto, continuing through a hilly area of low scrub to the Donsal River valley, passing through the village of Quintá. Once in the valley, you can follow the derivation to the hidden spring known as Fonte dos Corzos, continuing through wooded Fraga da Baliña to a lovely spot on the Donsal River.
For the next few kilometres you will walk along the riverbank, then begin climbing up to Lugar de Sevane. Along this section, you will see a number of ancient chestnut trees, whose twisted trunks are proof of just how old these trails are. Crossing Sevane, whose
cherry trees produce exquisite fruit, you will return to the Donsal River at Fervenza de Sevane. This small pool is the perfect place to rest and refuel before setting off on the final leg. There is a simple hydroelectric facility in this spot, which for many years supplied electricity to the local area.
Cross through Lugar de Buisán to begin the long climb up to Lugar da Arroxiña that will lead you to the final section of the route. You will again get a panoramic view of the valley. From here, the path descends through ancient chestnuts to the Navia River and the end of the route.