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There are no human settlements within the limits
of O Invernadeiro. Everything is nature. Its history
goes back to ancient times, undivided since the
Middle Ages, and used then for grazing and
hunting. Halfway through the last century it was
made into an authorized reforestation area and
continued as such until a fire changed its purpose
in 1981. From its ashes it rose again with a
commitment to environmental recuperation which
was consolidated definitively in 1997 when it was
declared a Natural Park. Today it has one of the
region’s best nature departments for learning in
depth about life in the Ourense Macizo Central.
The ancient Galician mountains, which within the
limits of the Park reach a height of 1,500 metres,
combine the wild charm of the rock with the
smoothness of great rounded masses. This type of
mountain harbours many wildlife species,
represented principally by the wolf and its prey, the
roe deer and the wild boar. The rivers in this space,
as occurred with the glaciers in ancient times, live
the mountain’s great moment. The twin rivers
Ribeira Grande and Ribeira Pequena set the river
There is access to the reserve from Verín on
the OU-114 local road to Laza, and from there,
taking the turnoff to Campobecerros. To get to
the Macizo Central from the north, take the C-
536 road with turnoffs in O Castro de Caldelas
or in A Pobra de Trives to reach Manzaneda.
To get to the Canón del Bibei, take the C-533
Petín-A Gudiña road and turn off to the As
The Ways of St. James
Vía de la Plata
Natural Park entirely in the municipality of
Vilariño de Conso.
The Macizo Central reaches the mountain area
of the central Ourense region comprising the
municipalities of O Bolo, Chandrexa de Queixa,
Laza, Manzaneda, A Pobra de Trives, Viana do
Bolo, Vilariño de Conso, Quiroga, Larouco and
The Bidueiral extends across the municipalities
of Montederramo and Vilar de Barrio.
Accommodation and food in locations inside
the SCI Macizo Central.
Permission for access must be sought in advance and all trips must be made on foot along set routes. Group visits can
be arranged for a minimum of five people. The nature workshop of Ribeira Grande and the activities it offers are highly
recommended for school groups and other collectives. It is a unique experience, isolated in nature and covering the
wolf’s extensive hunting grounds. On some of these routes a surprising glacial cirque can be seen and also several
waterfalls, such as the Arcos.
Of special interest in the Ribeira Pequena is the enclosure route which takes us to the area where deer and other
ungulates live in semi-liberty. The stars of the Park are the deer, mountain goat, bucks, chamois and the mouflons. They
inhabit enclosures which facilitate control of the population and give visitors one of their most pleasant memories.
O Invernadeiro is the heart of a vast, practically unpopulated mountain region. The highest peaks are found on the Queixa
mountain range, where the Manzaneda mountain station stands at 1,782 metres, and the San Mamede mountain range
(1,619 m). The region has abundant rain and snow falls, but also significant seasonal periods of drought.
From A Pobra de Trives we can ascend to the Manzaneda winter station, whose many tourist options mean that activity
is not just limited to the ski season. It is the starting point of several hill walking routes in search of ancient glacial activity
in the mountain. We can also opt to continue on to Celeiros, the municipal capital of Chandrexa de Queixa.
Good recuperation of the arboreal
stratum and the pine groves. In
the shelter of the steep slopes
grow mature forests of indigenous
Excellent examples of midmountain
bushy growth. The
fauna represents the most
complete trophic pyramid.
Bio-indicators of the health of
river ecosystems such as the otter
and other species even more
scarce in the rest of Spain.
Information and facilities
Para visitar el Parque Natural, permiso expedido por escrito por la Consel. Medio Rural de Ourense