In this post, we invite you to know the massif of Pena Trevinca. The peak of P ena Trevinca is located in the Ourense municipality of A Veiga. With 2127 meters, it is the highest place in Galicia. The average altitude of the massif is about 1600 meters, you can imagine how beautiful the sky looks from there! In fact, this has allowed Trevinca to position himself as one of the most important Starlight world destinations. The place has stellar viewpoints to observe its impressive starry sky.
Pena Trevinca is part of the tourist geodestination Manzaneda-Trevinca, an environment of incalculable natural and cultural value.. You will discover beautiful natural landscapes, rural villages trapped in time, places to cool off in the mountains and the night sky as you’ve never seen it before… What more could you ask for?
The Pena Trevinca Massif
Pena Trevinca with its 2,127 meters is the roof of Galicia. Located in the mountains of Ourense, its environment has been declared a starlight destination for the little light pollution that exists. It is a high mountain area that presents one of the best examples of glacial lakes in the Iberian Peninsula. Also remarkable are its peat bog ecosystems, a phenomenon that can also be seen in the Sierra do Xistral.
Due to its outstanding natural and ecological values, it is part of the Natura 2000 Network. Apart from the glacial lagoons, one of the most interesting and mystical spots in the area is the Cántara da Moura. It is a pool with spectacular granite forms shaped by the water. Around the pool, there are many caves.
What routes can be done?
Here are our favorite official routes that run through this natural landscape.
Route of Maluro and Pena Trevinca (PR-G 198)
It is one of the most complete and hardest routes, due to the fact that it has a total distance of 26 kilometers. Although a priori it may seem too long, it is worth embarking on this hike, as it offers the possibility to know and enjoy the most iconic points of the massif. The route starts in Vilanova and runs along the track of the German mines. On this track you can see the houses of the Nazis who came to Trevinca during Franco’s regime to exploit the wolfram mines of the massif. The next points of interest are the peak of Pena Trevinca itself, the panoramic view of Pena Negra and the Maluro peak. The route is circular but has a linear section.