This route runs close to the Way of St. James, passing areas with major specimens of indigenous trees by the banks of the Loio River. We can find traditional bridges and mills throughout the route, such as the A Retorta bridge and mill, or following a brief deviation, the hidden mill of Pías.
The trail crosses woods and scrubland that were cultivated long ago, so we will constantly find remains of old cart trails and stone walls separating fields. Chestnuts and oaks mix with beeches and alders to protect the river in the deep valley.
In Loio a deviation leads to the ruins of the nearly forgotten monastery of Santa María de Loio, in the depths of the woods. From Loio the route continues along a paved lane to the Ribera do Loio bridge, next to the Belesar reservoir, where the route ends.