More than 11 thousand hectares of land comprise the Capelada Mountains, a place of magical beauty in the region of Ortegal that has been noted for incredible views from the viewpoints Vixía de Herbeira and Chao do Monte. Also, for having the highest cliffs in continental Europe, for guaranteeing the best routes in the autonomous community of Galicia and for showing the genuine freedom with which the semi-wild horses graze in the area.

The Capelada Mountains is an unmissable place. A geological formation that stands out for the rocky outcrops that date back, according to experts, to the separation of the continents or Pangea.

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Located between the municipalities of Cariño, Cadeira and Ortigueira, still maintains a religious and archaeological value of national interest: First of all, you will find a small temple of special devotion as it is the one of San Andrés de Teixido; while on the other hand, there are its immense cliffs that represent a true rocky sanctuary worthy of all your admiration.

What routes to do in Capelada Mountains?

Your to-do list should include routes all over the sierra. Learn about some of the must-see places that should be on your travel itinerary:

Walk to the viewpoint Chao do Monte

Upon arrival, you will be met with one of the best local sights. Below the viewpoint you will see San Andrés de Teixido and its white houses with orange tiles. From there you will enjoy the immensity of the sea and the shining green of the forest.

Route to San Andrés de Teixido