Sober - Lugo

42º 24' 35.1" N - 7º 37' 55.2" W
42º 27' 35.9" N - 7º 37' 02.8" W


Traditional architecture / ethnography and landscape
We are in A Ribeira Sacra, a natural and cultural destination of the first order.

It starts out in Rosende fair grounds and skirts the wall of the rural tourism Casa Grande mansion.

In Albarán, it follows a vineyard service track that leads towards the valley of the River Cabe. The road winds through Mencía grape vines which the famous wine with D.O. Ribeira Sacra is made from, a drink appreciated as far back as Roman times.

A short derivation leads to Areas with very simple constructions that some theories date back to early anchoret inhabitants that sought peace in this land, in contact with nature.

In Portizó and Hortás you can see fine examples of traditional architecture. Again, a short derivation leads to the rural tourism house "Rectory of Anllo" where walkers can stop off on the way to freshen up. Forests and vineyards give beautiful panoramic views over the Cabe and Sil valleys. Past the Camilo bridge, we come to the road running down to the catamaran jetty. A beautiful spot for spending a while drinking in the superb landscape.


On the N-120 from Ourense to Monforte de Lemos, turn off after passing O Castro de Ferreira along the CP-59-02 to San Miguel de Rosende; or, past Rosende, go on along the same road to Os Chancís, on the banks of the River Sil on the Santo Estevo reservoir.


Comfortable sports footwear, rucksack, water-bottle and food.


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Further information

Irmandade da Ribeira Sacra Casa Rectoral Parroquia Cangas de Santiago 27430 Pantón. Tel.: 606 466 370
Federación Galega de Montañismo. Edificio das Federacións Deportivas Galegas. Rúa Fotógrafo Luis Ksado, 17, of. 10. 36209 Vigo Tel.: 986 208 758 / Fax: 986 207 407 e-mail:

cartography I.G.N. (1:25:000)

Nº 188-II Sober; 188-IV Parada de Sil

Bicycle access

Not suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Os Chancís - UTM:29T X:612680 Y:4696390
Starting point: San Miguel de Rosende - UTM:29T X:613785 Y:4701990



San Miguel de Rosende, Albarán, Areas, Portizó, Anllo Rectory,Castinandi and Os Chancís.

A plus

A Ribeira Sacra is an extensive territory at the meeting point of the River Sil and River Miño canyons, containing one of the largest collections of Romanesque churches, monasteries and convents anywhere in Europe. Mountain land-scape and monumental sights have made the “Sacred Riverside” a new tourist destination in Galicia.


In San Miguel de Rosende.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 255 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 522 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 400 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 271 m.




Length: Of these, 11.5 on the main route and 1.8 on the derivations, both ways.
Length (Km.): 13.3



Kind of route

Small travel