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.