Teixadal de Casaio strong>
The Teixadal is a forest of yew trees (teixos in Galician) unique in Europe by its antiquity, its origin goes back to preglacial epochs. It is located at the foot of the Massif de Trevinca in the Ornesan municipality of Carballeda de Valdeorras. It is formed by 400 feet of yews that cling to a steep slope of steep slope, surviving extreme climatic conditions, in a place that by its inaccessibility has been able to remain hidden. Next to the yews are holly, serbales, ash trees and oaks that reach high, letting the rays of the sun timidly pass over the surface of the forest, giving it a mysterious and magical atmosphere.
Pico de Peña Trevinca strong>
Peña Trevinca (2.127 m.) Is located in the Sierra del Eje, forming a border with Zamora and León and is the highest mountain in Galicia. Beside it are two other important summits: Peña Negra (2,119 m) and Peña Surbia (2,097 m). This massif is surrounded by valleys of glacial origin where rivers such as the Xares and the Tera river flow into Zamora and flow through a valley formed by a glacier tongue 20 km long, which gave rise to Lake Sanabria, the largest Lake of Spanish origin.
The views from the peak are spectacular and span tens of miles of mountains, valleys and rivers.
Lichens of Vilardesilva strong>
This route runs through the Sil River valley between the villages of Vilardesilva and Cobas. A varied route through the Mediterranean forests of holm oaks, chestnut groves and interesting caves and calcareous cliffs.
The name given to this excursion is due to the fact that a part of the route passes through a natural vault formed by small holm oaks covered with lichens that gives a fantastic atmosphere to the landscape. The whole route goes through the P.N. Of Serra da Encia da Lastra.
Foio Castaño Forest strong>
Foio Castaño Forest is located on the northern slope of Peña Trevinca, in the deep hole opened by the brook Castaño newly born in Peña Trevinca that pours its waters in the San Xil River.
This forest was for many years the grazing place during the summer months of the herds of Casaio, and its singularity resides in its flora of high mountain, typical of Alpine peatlands, in which they grow prairies of gentian, dwarf juniper and the curious plant Insectivorous drosera (drosera rotundifolia). Among the tree species are impressive yews, serbales, holly and oak trees.
Strait of Covas strong>
In the Strait of Covas is part of the Natural Park Serra da Enciña da Lastra, in Rubiá.
In this place the River Sil, embalmed in the Swamp of Peña Rubia, enters Galicia running through a meander embedded between walls of 400 m of height formed by limestone rocks stained red by the oxides of iron and black by the humic acids, In which oaks and rupicolous species (rooted in rocks) grow, for the most part endemic to the Park. It is also worth mentioning the presence of a varied Mediterranean and Mediterranean birdlife, linked to holm oaks, chestnut trees and scrubland.
FERVENZA REGION strong>
A small and entertaining tour in an environment typical of the Galician ravines, suitable for
When you want to take a dip in one morning, because of the proximity, the brevity of the approach and the
Technical simplicity of the route. Five waterfalls with small walking stages, descending
Through the interior of a forest and ending with a good taste in the Fervenza of A Pincheira,
Well-known in the region of Valdeorras, with its 35 m. Of height.