Touro - A Coruña

42º 50' 26.4" N - 8º 19' 31.6" W
42º 49' 28.3" N - 8º 16' 20.8" W


Natural interest
Throughout this route, in A Coruña’s municipality of Touro, the star is the Ulla river. From Ponte Basebe to San Pedro de Ribeira, the route is clearly defined by its environmental character: fishermen’s trails, cart trails, large woods, thick oak groves, hidden waterfalls and the major natural site known as Pozo do Pego.

From Ponte Basebe, going down to the right bank of the Ulla river, the ripian woods, the remains of old mills and the abandoned ouriceiras (old stone constructions to store chestnuts) call out to us, in the middle of a beautiful natural surrounding until we reach the waterfall known as Fervenza do Inferniño and the mills of Os Muíños de Quintas, to discover, near the path, the ruins of the Pazo de San Cristovo. The route boasts the pools of the Pozo do Pego before ending at the road that leads to San Pedro de Ribeira.

We must always pay close attention in order to discover the long lost ouriceiras. The are very primitive constructions, usually composed of small circular shaped stone walls which were built in chestnut groves to gather and store the burs containing the chestnuts and to protect them from being eaten by boars.


Along N-547 to km. 78 in O Empalme, then take AC-0605 and then AC-6602 to Fonte Díaz (Touro). Continue to the crossing with A Igrexa and then straight to Ponte Basebe or turn right towards San Pedro de Ribeira (the route’s starting and finishing points).


Comfortable and waterproof hiking footwear.


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Further information

Touro Town Hall
C/ Fonte Díaz, s/n 15822 Touro (A Coruña)
Tel. 981 504 029 Fax: 981 504 110

Galician Mountaineering Association

Edificio das Federacións Deportivas Galegas.
Rúa Fotógrafo Luis Ksado, 17, of. 10. 36209 Vigo
Tel.: 986 208 758 / Fax: 986 207 407
Segatur, S.L.
Apdo. 5430 – 36200 Vigo
Tel. 886 117 011

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

No 95-IV Touro; 121-II Carbia

Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: San Pedro de Ribeira road - UTM:29T X:555250 Y: 4743570
Starting point: Ponte Basebe - UTM: 29T X:559590 Y:4741800



Ponte Basebe, Carballeira de Basebe, Fervenza do Inferniño, Finca do Retorno, Carballeira do Pego, Pozo do Pego and crossroads on San Pedro de Ribeira road.

A plus

For centuries chestnuts were one Galicia’s staple foods, until they were substituted by corn and potatoes brought from America.
Their growth spread throughout the territory and it is still possible to find giant chestnut trees growing in the interior of Galicia. It is a very nutritious food, rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and has a pleasant taste.
Currently in Galicia chestnuts are still worshipped during the popular Magosto festivity, where chestnuts, fire and new wine are brought together.
But this Galician fruit is also prized in other countries as delicacies and it is exported to countries such as France, Switzerland and even Japan.


In Fonte Díaz.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 103 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 223 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 435 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 464 m.







Kind of route

Small travel