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The route starts at Ponte Basebe, where the municipalities of Touro and Vila de Cruces come together,
and goes along the banks of the Rivers Ulla, Beseño and Lañas. The route barely leaves the banks of these
rivers, and via an ongoing slight uphill path leads us to the end of the path in the recreation area of Ponte
You can visit some of the mills that once occupied part of the locals’ daily activities. The waters of the River
Lañas once fed the Carballa Mill, now completely restored, and Santaia Mill, among others.
There are also beautiful natural
spaces in lush forests, where
formerly people gathered firewood
and chestnuts. On the stretch by
the River Ulla you can still see the
remains of some old fisheries that
were used to catch river fish.
The waterfall known as Salto das
Pombas is another attraction in
this area, located in a place known
as Montes de Fao – the falls are ten
The more technical areas of the
trail have been endowed with steps
and boardwalks to make it easier to
cross and make the route suitable
for anyone who decides to visit this
You can reach Touro on the 0605-AC or AC-240, off
the N-547 between Santiago de Compostela and
Arzúa. In the centre of the town follow the signs for
Basebe, where you will find the bridge and the panel
indicating the beginning of the route.
Are buildings located on the banks
of the rivers specially designed for catching
salmon, lamprey, eels and shad. The most
common consist of ashlar block walls aligned
parallel to or across the river, where the currents
push the fish through narrow passages, among
which is a conical net (called a “boteirón” in the
Galician language), which is placed at the end
of the passages.
The first fisheries date from before the twelfth
century, traps made of wooden poles or simple
structures made by rearranging the river stones.
In the fifteenth century there is evidence of
more intricate constructions.
The progressive abandonment of these river
infrastructures, given that they were not
profitable, took them to the brink of extinction.
Only some buildings remained almost in their
original state, as is the case with the fisheries in
the Municipality of Arbo (Pontevedra).
Point of Departure / Arrival
Point of arrival: Ponte Santaia recreational area (Touro) - UTM:29T X:558358 Y:4746338