Ribeira Sacra tour
Included: Visit to a Winery; Visit to San Pedro de Rocas and Santo Estevo Monasteries; Lunch; Visit to Viewpoints; Boat trip.
The Ribeira Sacra tour is a great choice to discover the Ribeira Sacra region, one of the best kept secrets of Spain. It is a peaceful region, with secluded monasteries surrounded by enchanted forests that could easily belong to a fairy tale. Its cliffs form a stunning view, which becomes even more impressive when you see that in many of those cliffs the locals grow and harvest wine grapes; being such a risky business in this area that it has its own term: la viticultura heroica (the heroic viticulture). The Sil river flows through the Sil Canyon, the heart of the Ribeira Sacra. This canyon is the natural border between the provinces of Ourense and Lugo, both part of Galicia.
Some details about our Ribeira Sacra tour
A tour around a magic place with so much history, visible through its ancient monasteries that were built there in search of a secluded and peaceful environment; perfect for those that need to get away from the noisy city lifestyle. The Ribeira Sacra tour stops at the best viewpoints above the Sil Canyon, and includes a boat trip to enjoy the magnificence of the Canyon from all angles. And last but not least, a visit to a local winery to taste some of the best wines of the Ribeira Sacra Appellation of origin.
What is included in the Ribeira Sacra tour
- Visit to the monasteries of San Pedro de Rocas & Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil
- Visit and wine tasting in a local Ribeira Sacra winery
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Boat trip (Note: from December 10th to February 10th, boats do not sail so we will visit the Castle of Castro Caldelas instead)
- Visit to several viewpoints
- Private transportation
- Photography service
Note: There are additional activities and visits that can be arranged on demand, but they are not included in the base price.
Departure from Ourense city, at the location requested by the customer. Recommended departure is at 10am. One of our employees will drive you and accompany you all along the tour, assisting you in whatever you need.
- Tour: 10 hours
- Car travel time: 3h30min
Municipalities that belong to the region of Ourense: Amoeiro, Barbadás, Coles, Esgos, Nogueira de Ramuín, Ourense, Pereiro de Aguiar, A Peroxa, San Ciprián de Viñas, Taboadela, Toén & Villamarín.
Municipalities that belong to the region of Terra de Caldelas: Castro Caldelas, Montederramo, Parada de Sil & A Teixeira.