This is a south-north route along the Serra do Faro that offers spectacular views on clear days. The signpost that separates the provinces of Pontevedra, Lugo and Ourense on the PO-6202 road marks the starting point towards in the south. The trail begins on a path and continues north along a firebreak that runs along the peaks of this small mountain range shared by the provinces of Pontevedra and Lugo.
Raque, O Marco, Penas Grandes, Pena Maior, Faro… are all peaks and places that rise as high as 1,100 metres. A short distance (1.18 km) separates Monte Faro from the chapel with the same name, famous for the pilgrimages that take place on 8 September, when thousands of worshippers go to pray for their health to the virgin of Nosa Señora o Faro and then celebrate with plenty of octopus and carne “ó caldeiro” (traditional Galician meat stew).
The position of this peak in the centre of Galicia surrounded by lowlands and streaked with white-bladed giants, offers visitors beautiful views and a variety of biking routes.