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.
From the town of O Barco de Valdeorras (Ourense) we take the Sobradelo road, and nothing else
Cross the bridge over the river Sil, we enter to the right to the locality of Viloira. Once in the square,
We continue in front of a road that begins to rise, and whose entry is indicated among others
Things “Fervenza”, the name of the village that we have to reach. After 4 km of road,
In which we will find a pair of well-marked detours, we arrive at the village in question.
We can park next to the fountain on a small square in the center of town. Once there, the
Entrance into the river is quite evident, since it perfectly looks like the depression through which it flows.
It is best to enter through a mill that is in the lower part of the village. It is also possible to enter the
The bridge that is a little above the church, which facilitates access, but
Will play a little more along the channel, without much interest elsewhere on this stretch.
For the return we can choose to take a car to the exit, if we have 2, or return on foot (some
20 min.). If we take the vehicle, we have to cross the village, pass the church and the bridge there
At the end, and continue descending through it until it ends and becomes a little path, which
Leads to a half-abandoned picnic near the Pincheira, the final waterfall. A tour of
Just 1.5 km. The track gives service to the nearby estates and is in good condition, walkable to
The route consists of 5 waterfalls with some intermediate sections of walking, which do not result
Long or boring. It is a ravine that is not enclosed, but does present some
Very beautiful erosive forms, especially considering that it develops in slate. Eye for
Both because this material is tremendously slippery. After about 50 m. From the mill
We find the first of the waterfalls, 6 m. All anchors are, as of the date of
Writing this review, installed with tape and maillones in the trees of the route. About 50 m. plus
Of pateo, in which depending on the year we can find plenty of vegetation, we
Lead to the second waterfall, of 8 m., With some intermediate projections.
Very next we will find the next waterfall, of 14 m., With a badina hung, and in which already
We notice some unusual erosive forms on slate ground. These are embedded blocks
In the narrowness of the channel, so we will have a small penduleo once exceeded each block, and
The water will fall on us. A trunk of a fallen tree makes it somewhat difficult for us to descend in the second
Part of this rappelling.
Another small stretch of march leads us to the next difficulty, after a few
Slippery as the rest of the way. This is a C20 ramp, in which we can for a
Moment to sit and descend in the form of a slide (insured, eye), since the bottom is very
Polished and slippery.
After a few meters we find a zone of destrepes, in which the stone takes a
Surprising reddish color, apparently due to some lichens that colonize it. We unlearn
Secured, and practically in a chained way we have the head of the Pincheira, the last
Travel waterfall. It is a C35, clean (only a little shrub a few shrubs in the middle of the
Course, but not much), slightly lying down, like the rest, and without technical difficulty. A badina
That covers by the knee receives us, and in the left margin we will find a path that takes us
Towards the track back to town.
– Description: Slate. Length: 470 m. Difference: 140 m. It would be possible to prolong the
Some more waterfalls, although the exit would be complicated by the lack of tracks and paths that reach the
Since there everything is mountain, not finding farms on the margins of the
ravine. Orientation: S / N, suitable for practically all day.
– Period: Preferably spring and after rain. It develops in the interior of a forest,
Protected from the wind and with little sunshine. The water is cold, and in some rappels we fall on top,
So it is not convenient in winter. However, the scarcity of the food basin forces us to
Descending it in times with a medium-high rainfall. Therefore, abstain at the end of summer and
Early autumn Are not usual

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