At this point in the year, many of us were looking forward to welcoming the desired spring with open arms. Especially because, although in Galicia we never know what time may hold, nature never ceases to surprise us with seasonal changes. In this case, we are going to propose five plans to make in spring in Galicia that have no waste:
Sleeping in an authentic palloza of the Sierra de los Ancares
The Os Ancares mountain range, without detracting from the beauty of any other point in the Galician geography, is one of the places that most surprises with its natural beauty. To get to know it, you must know that it is located in the east of the province of Lugo and that it extends over more than 50,000 hectares. Amazing!
In spring the murmur of the streams will be a constant. With the thaw, the waters flow from their peaks to the lower areas, creating small rivers and waterfalls that you will love. But we cannot speak of Os Ancares without naming their well-known ‘pallozas’, a living example of the traditional architecture of the area. Today it is even possible to live the experience of the ancient locals and sleep in an authentic palloza, but with the comforts of modern life. Are you in the mood?
Overflying the coast of Cariño
Cariño is a village in the province of A Coruña that surprises anyone by the environment that surrounds it. The Cariño locals show off wild beaches such as Besteira or Fornos and some of the most spectacular cliffs on the Galician coast. Maybe it’s time to check it out, don’t you think?
A different way of doing this is flying over the coast of this municipality thanks to the wings of a paraglider. You can contact companies that organize it and simply let yourself go as you contemplate how land and sea merge.
Excursion to the Ribeira Sacra
Another option is the Ribeira Sacra, with an excursion where -among other things- we can see how the River Sil shapes the landscape and prepares it to host the vineyards of the Denomination of Origin Ribeira Sacra, visit the Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas or visit one of the wineries in the area. If this is your perfect spring plan, you can find out all the details at the following link: http://bit.ly/RibeiraSacra_EN
Discover the Illa de Sálvora
“Amada dos vellos dioses,
mortos e esquecidos xa,
que Sálvora lle chamaron
afeitos nela a topar
repouso e tranquío”
Fragment of ’A espada Escalibor”, Na noite estrelecida (Ramón Cabanillas, 1926)
The Atlantic Islands National Park includes Cíes, Ons, Cortegada and Sálvora. The latter is located at the gateway of the Arousa estuary and is the protagonist of countless seafaring stories and legends that even Ramón Cabanillas remembers in this poem.
To visit it and get to know its rich landscape and history, you should know that different authorized shipping companies offer transport and guided tours that will take you to discover the island.
Journey to the subterranean world in Serra da Enciña da Lastra
In the Enciña da Lastra Natural Park, in the municipality of Rubiá (Ourense), there are countless caves that can be visited accompanied by a specialized guide who will show us this magical kingdom of stalactites and stalagmites.
Pala Cumbeira, Pala da Zorra, Pala Pereda or Pala Cubela are some of the caves, also known as ‘palas’, that make up this natural spot. Although a specific permit must be obtained from the park administration, there are companies that organize this type of activity. More information can be found here:http://bit.ly/EncinaLastraCaves
What is clear is that Galicia has to live and spring as well. Therefore, there is nothing better than enjoying a free day in direct contact with nature.