Today we say goodbye to Carucedo and its lake, to go through Las Médulas again, this time on foot towards O Barco de Valdeorras. From here, we continue towards Puente Domingo Flórez following the Camino Real. Once we have arrived, we will continue following the course of the river Sil. Afterwards we will cross the river entering Quereño.
From here we will have two options to continue to Barco de Valdeorras.
We can follow the Rubiá variant, which takes us into the Enciña da Lastra mountain range and is considerably longer; or continue along the course of the river Sil. We recommend taking the second option, which passes through Pumares, Sobradelo and Entoma, until you reach the centre of O Barco de Valdeorras.
This border area between León and Ourense, was subjected to strong Roman pressure, due to the richness of its mineral resources. The Romans loved wine, maybe that’s where the wine tradition of the region comes from, right?
Places of interest
- Chapel of San Roque – Puente Domingo Flórez
- Archaeological remains of the Via XVIII of the Antonine itinerary
- Entoma Roman Bridge
- Monastery of Xagoaza – O Barco
- Fortress Tower of O Castro – O Barco
- Lacón with turnip tops
- Wines D.O. Valdeorras