This year, due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus, we have had to change many holiday plans. The fact of having to leave plans with friends in international destinations “parked”, has made us rediscover our closest environment. This rediscovery has made us realize that most of the time paradise is at home.

How we have longed to be reunited with our family, partner or friends during the long months of confinement. Today we have already been able to reconnect with our loved ones, but the way we relate to each other is still different, adapted to the “new normal”.

As the meetings of few people and in less crowded places still prevail, we want to present you a series of proposals about plans or weekend getaways with friends to get lost this autumn and winter. So now you know, grab your group of friends and propose a getaway full of adventures in nature. Come and get lost in the heart of our forests.

All the routes of the Camino de Santiago
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Weekend plans with friends

As it is obvious, in winter we can’t do the same routes as in summer due to the weather. Sometimes, we discard routes because of their danger during bad weather and other times, because they are too long to be done with the hours of daylight we have in this season. But don’t worry, the reality is that in Galicia we have a lot of good and varied plans for weekend getaways in nature. Take note!

Ancares – Courel

Located in the heart of the mountains of Lugo, this natural paradise forms as a whole an Area of Special Protection of Natural Values. This magical place shelters in its limits the oldest and best preserved forests in Galicia. The symbiosis between agricultural use and natural conservation has given rise to beautiful landscapes in its valleys. In addition, we are sure you will love the typical architecture of its small villages. The perfect place to stay is the camping of O Courel, which has beautiful small rural bungalows.

This natural reserve, consists of infinity of routes to be able to make the weekend. One of the best short routes is Devesa da Rogueira (between 8 and 9 kilometres). This trail will allow you to discover the beauty of the Atlantic forests. Simply fascinating.