Sanabria. History and traditions
Oscar y Victória, the owner of Posada Real La Cartería looks forward to welcome you to Sanabria. History and traditions
The town of Puebla de Sanabria is classified as an Historic-Artistic Site. When strolling through its streets, the squares, walls and buildings transport the visitor directly to the Middle Ages.
Places of interest:
Castle of the Counts of Benavente: Located in the Plaza Mayor and built in the mid fifteenth century, based on the ruins of a former fortress. The works were interrupted for decades, resumed in 1480 and ended in 1510.
Church of Ntra. Sra. del Azogue: Located at the Plaza Mayor, near the Castle. Its construction dates from the late twelfth century. There are still Roman remains in the side walls of the aisle and the gable end of its façade.
San Cayetano Chapel: Located at the Plaza Mayor in the rear part of the castle, adjoining the Church of Ntra. Sra. del Azogue. This is a small Baroque chapel with a beautifully decorated façade that contrasts with the sober Romenasque environment.
Monastery of San Francisco: Located in the district of San Francisco. This is an old building but as a whole it is noble, despite its modest appearance.
Giants and Big-heads Museum (Museo de Gigantes y Cabezudos): Situated in one of the most emblazoned streets of the historic town center, located in an old building. There are no historical data that allow us to accurately determine the origin of our giants and big heads, but we can trace their birth and baptism back to 1848, the year the Archconfraternity of Ntra. Sra. de las Victorias was founded.
Walk along the medieval wall: That wall we today was built from the 15th to 17th century, but formerly there was another wall, dating from the twelfth-century. It was 1,5 meters thick and had several cubes and square towers. There were two gates giving access to the town, one called ‘Principal’ and the other ‘En Medio’ or ‘De la Villa’, but both desappeared.
How to Get There
If you want to go to Puebla de Sanabria by car, it is needed to take the exit 79 (from Madrid) or 85 (from Galicia) in the highway A52. This A52 highway link Benavente with Vigo and born from the higway A6 in the 266 kilometer from Madrid
Sanabria. History and traditions: Plan your journey by public transport
There is train station where regional trains from Zamora and Valladolid stop as well as long-distance Talgo-trains belonging to the line between Madrid and Galicia. Soon the AVE, the Spanish high-speed train, will also stop in the region of Sanabria.
Buses from all around Spain and also from Begium, Holland, France, Andorra and Portugal.
If you want to go to Puebla de Sanabria by car, it is needed to take the exit 79 (from Madrid) or 85 (from Galicia) in the highway A52.
This A52 highway link Benavente with Vigo and born from the higway A6 in the 266 kilometer from Madrid.
Leon Airport, the closest to Sanabria, is located in the province of León, at 6 kilometers distance from the town of León, at the air base Virgen del Camino. It belongs to the region of Castilla y Leon in northwestern Spain. Currently, the following airlines fly to this airport: Iberia, Air Europa and Air Nostrum
Valladolid airport is located 180 Km from Sanabria and Madrid Barajas airport 360 Km.
Bragança aerodromo is located only 35 Km from Puebla de Sanabria.
Sanabria. History and traditions weather forecast
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Places to go
El Fenal: Garden and Biodiversity Interpretation Centre
Garden and Biodiversity Interpretation Centre El Fenal in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
Interpretation Centre of Lago de Sanabria Natural Park and its Surroundings
Interpretation Centre of the Natural Park of Lake of Sanabria and Surroundings, province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
Interpretation Centre of Sanabria’s lake and its Surroundings
Information house of Sanabria’s lake, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
TO SEE: The administrative area, the workshop area, the slideshow, the exhibition area and the interactive area.
RECOMMEND: There is an exterior recreational area and playground and a nature trail of about seven acres.
Museo de Gigantes y Cabezudos (Giants and Big Heads Museum)
The ‘giants and big heads museum’ is situated in one of the most blazoned streets of the old part of Puebla of Sanabria, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Thematic center of the Iberian wolf
Thematic center of the Iberian wolf in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Trout interpretation centre of Trefacio
Trout interpretation centre in the village of Trefacio, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
TO SEE: The center is organised into two areas. One focuses on the trout, explaining fishing techniques and which gear to use. Includes a number of monitors to track real-time underwater life of different parts of the river. The other area focuses on the natural environment of Trefacio, the Tera Canyon and rivers.
Walk along the medieval walls of Puebla de Sanabria
Walk along the medieval walls of Puebla de Sanabria, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
TO SEE: What we can still see was built in the 15th and 16th centuries, but in former times there was a 12th-century wall. It was 1,5 meters thick and had several cubes and square towers. Access to the villa was performed through two gates, one called ‘Principal’ and another called ?En medio de la Villa’ (in the middle of the town) which have both disappeared.
Castle of the Counts of Benavente
The ‘Castillo de los Condes de Benavente’ is a military fortress, located in the village of Puebla de Sanabria, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
TO SEE: The Castle of the Counts of Benavente is situated on an escarpment of the Tera river. It has a square floor plan and is protected by thick walls and circular, semicircular or square towers or cubes. The entrance is flanked by two of these cubes and the access is protected by a double elbow entrance, very common element in this kind of defensive architectural fortresses.
TO DO: According to the will of Don Alonso de Pimentel, third Count of Benavente, the construction of the castle started in the mid-fifteenth century and was based on the ruins of a former strength. The works were interrupted for decades, resumed in 1480 and ended in 1510. In 1506, Queen Joanna of Castile and King Philip the Handsome stayed in the newly built castle. Due to its involvement in the wars against Portugal, the fortress suffered further deterioration during the seventeenth century. The town’s defenses were so deteriorated that in 1710 it fell into Portuguese hands where it remained until 1716. The War of Independence confirmed further its deterioration. In 1887 the castle was devolved to the Town Council which assigned it to various uses, from henhouse to municipal jail. Fortunately, in the twentieth century the building was rehabilitated and restored and houses now a library, an exhibition hall and a living history museum of the region of Sanabria.
RECOMMEND: The interior patio has a squarish tribute tower called “El Macho”, which was accessed by a drawbridge. The interior floors of the tower are covered with barrel vaults.
Church of Our Lady of Azogue
Parish church, dedicated to ‘Nuestra Señora del Azogue’, located on Plaza Mayor of Puebla de Sanabria, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
TO SEE: This parish churd, dedicated to “Our Lady of Azogue”, is located on Plaza Mayor, next to the castle. Its construction dates from tha late 12th century. From this period it still conserves Roman remains in the side walls of tha nave and in the gable with its gate. The Romanesque capitals of the entrance show vegetal decorations and the biblical theme of Adam ena Eve tempted by the serpent. The shafts of the columns show human figures dressed in the gard of the time.
Monastery of San Francisco
The Monastery of San Francisco, an ancient building, is located in the village of Puebla de Sanabria, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
San Cayetano Chapel
The well worth seeing Chapel of San Cayetano is located in the back of the Castle of the Counts of Benavente, in the village of Puebla de Sanabria, Spain.
TO DO: The well worth seeing Chapel of San Cayetano is attached to the church and located in the back of the castle. This is a small Baroque chapel with a beautifully decorated façade that contrasts with the sober Romanesque surroundings. Currently it houses part of the floats of the Holy Week processions, with statues representing parts of the Easter story.
Sanabria Lake glacial spot
Glacial spot of Lake of Sanabria and Surroundings, province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
TO SEE: The biggest glacial lake of Spain (318Ha) located in a Natural Park of 22000 Ha dotted with small lakes, waterfalls, canyon, rivers and surronded by Peña Trevinca (2124m)
TO DO: Visit the House of the Park, the interpretation center, Monastery of San Martín de Castañeda and the old village of Ribadelago devastated in the 1959 catastrofy. Also take a ride in the first wind-solar catamaran of the world.
RECOMMEND: The international regatta in summer, fishing trouts and trekking all around the year. The small lakes in the mountain range with snow between October and May, and also the motorbikes rally the second weekend of July,…
Tejedelo Wood and bee lecture room in Requejo de Sanabria
Yew forest, active bee lecture room in Requejo de Sanabria, province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
‘Path of the Monks’
Hiking route from San Martín de Castañeda to Ribadelago Viejo in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
This route is recommendable for any time of the year, however it is especially attractive in autumn or spring since it passes through a mixed forest with a great variety of flora: chestnuts, oaks, hazels, ash trees, alder trees, birches and serbals (autochthonous Spanish mountain trees), which among various streams and multitude of flowers, appear as if scattered from stretch to stretch.
Halfway the forest opens and offers beautiful panoramic views over the Sanabria Lake.
Especially beautiful are the views of the north side of the lake and the ‘bird view’ you will enjoy from Peña Baraza over the meadows of Soane and the Peñón de Castro.
Once you reach the top, the medieval way creeps among the rocks. One of them, of enormous size and detached from the slope, covers part of the path.
At Ribadelago Viejo, you can see the small village, that remains almost the same since the tragical break of the Vega de Tera dam in 1959 which caused 144 deaths. In some places there are graves where the houses were destroyed by the force of the water.
Distance/Time: 3,5 kms / 1 hour
From San Martín de Castañeda (shelter belonging to the mountaineer group of Zamora – AMZ) to Ribadelago Viejo
Aguas Cernidas Waterfall
Route of the Cascada de Aguas Cernidas waterfall in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
The Cascada de Aguas Cernidas (‘cascade of hanging waters’) is located in Arroyo del Cerril.
Oak and birch trees populate the valley in shaded areas, following the course of the streams. The path ends in a plain from where you can see the waterfall, the U-shaped valley and the cirque at the foot of the Cabril Peak (1,850 m).
Difference in elevation: 250 m
Route: Track and old path
Distance/Time: 6 kms
Requejo, Terroso and San Martin de Terroso
Ascension to the Peña Trevinca summit
Ascension Path to Peña Trevinca in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
This tour starts in the ‘fish lagoon’ (Laguna de los Peces) and follows the path along the Laguna la Ventosa. From there you’ll descend to the valley of Vega del Conde and later on, up the river, you’ll get to the foothill of Peña Trevinca. The summit path is dizzying, so this route is not recommendable for those who have problems with heights. Best months are June and July.
Distance/Time: 25 kms / 9,5 hours
Laguna de los Peces – Vega del Conde – Peña Trevinca
Cañón del Forcadura Route
Hiking route from Vigo de Sanabria passing the Cañón del Forcadura and the Laguna de las Salinas, province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
This tour starts in Vigo de Sanabria and follows the Forcadura river. After approx. 4.5 kms the path leaves the river to follow the small Fueyo stream which leads to the Laguna de Peces lake. The main attractions of this route are the water – in form of pools, rapid and small waterfalls and lagoons – and the rocks and cliffs you’ll see next to the canyon.
You can either go to the Laguna de Peces and back (5 hours) or continue walking to the Laguna de Yeguas and the small Laguna de las Salinas. In the latter case you won’t go back on the same path: follow the course of the Forcadura river until it converges the small Fueyo stream and from there down the same path back to Vigo you took to ascend.
Distance/Time: 19 kms / 8,5 hours
Vigo de Sanabria – Cañón del Forcadura – Laguna de las Salinas
Deer route. Sandín-Robledo
Hiking tour on the deer path, from Sandín to Robledo, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Due to the construction of new roads, this road which once linked Sandin with Puebla de Sanabria serves now as a hiking path. Start your tour crossing the mouth of the Buelga stream. The route runs parallel to the Cernadilla reservoir, through scrubland, until it gets to a large area of pine trees forming a dense forest up to the railway station of Robledo. The trail crosses two bridges over streams and riverside forest. After crossing the bridge over the Truchas stream, among chestnut trees, you’ll get to Robledo. During the tour you will go through areas with large populations of deers and roe deers, hence the route’s name.
Difference in elevation: 100 m
Distance/Time: 8 kms / 2,5 hours
Sandin, Puebla de Sanabria
El Teixedal Route: Tour to a yew forest
El Teixedal Route in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
This tour to a yew forest (in Spanish Tejedelo o Teixedal) starts on the track which, parallel to the Castro river, diverges from the road that leads to the station. Along the river there is a dense riparian forest that continues along the streams that run down the slopes of the valley. The track reaches the entrance of the Teixedal valley where the path leads to a footbridge giving access to the firebreak you’ll have to ascent in order to reach an area with a forest of hundred-years-old yew trees. This forest is actually a mixed forest, however with outstanding yews that populate this area due to the high humidity of the place. Currently the whole valley is surrounded by large fire lines.
Difference in elevation: 300 m
Route: Tracks and firelines
Distance/Time: 4 kms
Requejo de Sanabria
La Huella del lobo Tour
Following the wolf’s traces, from Villadeciervos to Cional, in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
The tour, whose name in English would be ‘the trace of the wolf,’ starts in the village of Villadeciervos following the road towards Ferreras de Arriba. At kilometer point 3.8 you’ll have to take the track that leads to the top of the Sierra. Cross the Fraguas stream which has a small riverside forest and follow the path through a pine forest. The ascent to the Sierra is among oak shoots from where you’ll see the thousand-year-old stony land of the sierra. From the top you’ll have a spectacular view to all directions: you’ll see Aliste, Portugal, Cabrera and the Benavente valleys. Crest the Sierra, in a landscape of quartzite rocks, until you get to Peña Picon where you’ll start descending to the valley. You’ll cross a thick forest of pine and oak trees that grow on the stony land. Walk along a peat bog area until getting to a place called “Los Pontonicos”. You’ll then cross a dense pine forest with oak trees and a branch of the Valparaiso reservoir until getting to the village of Cional.
Difference in elevation: 300 m
Distance/Time: 15 kms / 4,5 hours
Villadeciervos – Cional
Laguna de Lacillo Route
Hiking route to la Laguna de Lacillo lake, in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
There are different possibilities: you could visit the Laguna de Lacillo lake without climbing the Montalvo summit and return (4 hours and 30 minutes) or you might visit only Vega del Conde and Vega de Tera and then return (5 hours). Anyway and without doubt, the Laguna de Lacillo will surprise you with its wild form, its small birch islands and the silence of the surrounding glacial cirque.
The people of Sanabria are divided as regards which of the lakes is more beautiful: the Laguna de Lacillo or the Laguna La Clara. From the Montalvo summit, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views to the lake and the mountains of Galicia. If your legs can take it, the Vega de Tera dam, which broke in 1959, is definitely worth a visit. The path begins at the Laguna de Peces, where you can park your car.
Distance/Time: 28 kms / 10 hours
Laguna de los Peces – Vega de Tera water reservoir
Micological route: Lubián
Micological route in Lubián, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
In more open areas and meadows you can find typical mushrooms of these habitats such as white mushrooms, Leucopaxillus giganteus, Macrolepiota Procera or morels. In areas with more oak and chestnut trees and during the wet and warm autumn season you’ll find boletus, blewit, lepista nuda, chanterelles, lacarias or amatistas; during spring Macrolepiota Procera, rusulas or chanterelles and in the meadows the ubiquituous Gasteromycetes and Lycoperdon perlatum.
Lubián, Hedroso and Aciberos
Mycological route: Castañares de Rozas
Castañares de Rozas mycological route in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Among the more easily observable fungus species we’d like to mention the beautiful clavaria, the russula cyanoxantha, hydnum repandum, tricholoma, white hygrophorus latitabundus, cortinarius etc. In the route’s lower part you’ll find typical grassland species such as horse mushroom, meadow mushrooms, Leucopaxillus giganteus or other small sized mushrooms that usually grow on fresh excrements such as stropharia, panaeolus or Bolbitius vitellinus.
Mycological route: Monte la Fragua
Monte la Fragua mycological route in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
In meadow areas you can find white mushrooms, Leucopaxillus giganteus and Macrolepiota Procera. In mixed oak forests there is an important microdiversity, among which we’d like to mention boletus, lepista nuda, ramarias, amatistas, wild mushrooms, lacarias, chanterelles, higroforos, chamois etc. There are plenty Amanita phalloides in the thick layer of fallen leaves. You may also enjoy photographing inedible species such as cortinarius, Geastrum rufescens, Lycoperdon perlatum etc. This tour also leads through a beautiful mixed forest with plenty of berries (blackberries, blackthorn, hawthorn etc.) and, in fall, other species of great aesthetic appeal such as ‘escanfreixos’ (rowans) or morello cherries.
Nature Park of Lago de Sanabria, Vigo de Sanabria, Trefacio, Galende and Pedrazales
Mycological route: Peña la Olla – El Puente de Sanabria
Mycological route Peña la Olla – El Puente de Sanabria, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
On this tour you can see different Boletus and Rusula species as well as Tricholoma species such as Tricholoma acerbum, Clitocibes and Macrolepiota procera. There are also singular species such as Phallus impudicus. On pudrified stumps you might find Hypholoma fasciculare or Tremella mesenterica. On river banks and even in the summer months there are several small-sized species that are very interesting for amateur photographers.
El Puente de Sanabria
Mycological route: Pinar de Terroso
Mycological route at Pinar de Terroso, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
On this tour you’ll find Tricholoma terreum, Boletus pinophilus, Suillus luteus, Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina; in the area of the pine forest Lactarius deliciosus. In the meadow there are Agaricus mushrooms, Marasmius oreades, quite probably Lycoperdon perlatum and some typical scrubland species such as halimium alyssoides and cytisus multiflorus.
Mycological route: Robledo – Ungilde
Mycological route, Robledo – vivero Ungilde, in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
On this tour you might find species such as Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina, different Boletus, Peziza or Lactarius chrysorrheus. Russula cyanoxantha and Lepista nuda are quite frequent species and it is possible to detect some parasitic fungus such as Fomes fomentarius or Phellinus ignarius.
Robledo and Ungilde
Mycological route: Trefacio – Murias
Mycological route Trefacio – Murias in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
On this tour it is quite normal to find Boletus edulis or Boletus aestivalis, Pleurotus ostreatus, Cantharellus cibarius, Hygrophorus latitabundus, Hydnum rufescens and singular ramaria species. In meadows and wastelands you’ll see Agaricus and Marasmius oreades. And, as a matter of course, the most characteristic species of this area: Macrolepiota procera.
Trefacio and Murias
Route from Ribadelago to the Laguna de la Clara
Route from the village of Moncabril in Ribadelago to the Laguna de la Clara, in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
This route starts in the village of Moncabril, Ribadelago, with a 550 meters ascending slope that will take you to the ‘friar peak’, Pico del Fraile, offering breathtaking views to the Sanabria lake.
On the Pico del Fraile you are close to several lovely lakes or lagoons: in the north the Laguna de Mancas and the Laguna del Cuadro; in the south and further away the Lagunas de la Clara. Laguna de Lacillo and one of the Lagunas de la Clara are stunningly beautiful and definitely worth the effort.
You might return on the path you took to ascend, or on the Cañon de Cárdena path. The Cañón de Segundera is now impassable due to overgrown vegetation.
Distance/Time: 19 kms / 8,5 hours
Ribadelago – Laguna de la Clara
Route of the Bibey river
Hiking route visiting several small lakesin the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
This route starts in the village of Porto de Sanabria, follows the Bibey river and leads to the Sierra de Porto – one of the largest mountain ranges of the area. You’ll see several lakes, such as the Laguna de la Serpiente, the beautiful Laguna de Ocelo, which belongs to the muncipal territory of the Galician town of Orense, and the Laguna dos Patos.
Distance/Time: 23 kms / 9 hours
Porto de Sanabria – Río Bibey – Sierra de Porto – Sierra Calva – Laguna de la Serpiente – Laguna de Ocelo – Laguna dos Patos
Sotillo Route: Waterfalls and Laguna de Sotillo
Hiking route through the Valmala forest to the Laguna de Sotillo lake, in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
You can do this hiking route throughout the whole year, but it is most notably recommendable in spring or autumn, since then the Valmala forest is especially viewy, the Pingón rivulet has a high volume of flow and the Sotillo waterfall can be seen in its full splendor.
Once you have crossed the waterfall, the forest opens to meadows and woodland. If you follow the bed of the Pingón rivulet you’ll get to the Laguna de Sotillo, which is one of the largest lakes in the Sierra.
There are different ways to do this route: you might return to Sotillo from the waterfall, taking the path on the other side of the Truchas river (3 hours walk). This way you’ll see that the Pingón rivulet is actually a series of waterfalls.
But you can also walk up to the Laguna de Sotillo. From there you might head to Sotillo, taking the other side of the Truchas river (livestock path of the Valmala forest) or you might walk from the Laguna de Sotillo towards Ribadelago, a path that offers stunning views to the Sanabria lake. From Laguna de Sotillo, both Ribadelago and Sotillo are equidistant.
Distance/Time: 13 kms / 7 hours
Sotillo – Cascadas de Sotillo – Laguna de Sotillo- Ribadelago
Tera Canyon and San Martin Cave
Route from Ribadelago Viejo to the San Martin cave in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
The route starts at Ribadelago Viejo. Follow the path along the river until it turns to the left and ascends between oak trees. Once you get to a high ground, you’ll see stairs made of quite big stones and some green stakes that show you which way to go. You’ll see amazing formations, the water has been sculpting over the centuries: small lakes, pools and waterfalls. Cross the river in order to get to the San Martín caves (1,320 m). If you want to continue the route to the Vega de Tera dam, take the path along the rivulet. Continue to the left, when you get to a holly tree forest. From this point follow the beacon signs until you get to the broken dam of Vega de Tera.
Distance/Time: 8 kms
Ribadelago Viejo, Cañón del Tera and Cuevas de San Martín
Tour to the pine forest ‘Prados de Reis’
Tour to the pine tree forest ‘Prados de Reis’ in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Start the tour in Robledo, at the village limit direction Puebla de Sanabria, taking the path towards the Sierra de la Culebra. On the route you’ll see scrubland with oak trees, small forests in the undulating landscape, birch groves, riverside copse and re-planted chestnut trees until you get to the pine grove. The extensive pine forest, called Prados de Reis, holds important populations of red deer, roe deer and wolves. Once you have reached the top of the Sierra and descend again, you’ll get to the village of Rihonor and the neighbouring Portuguese village of Rio de Onor.
Difference in elevation: 300 m
Distance/Time: 18 kms / 5 hours
Robleda, Sierra de la Culebra
Vega de Tera Route
Route from Ribadelago to the broken Vega de Tera dam, passing the San Martin Cave, in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
You can start this route in Ribadelago, Chenosdanta or Piedra Fincada next to the Laguna de los Peces. There are different possibilities: you may go to the San Martin Cave and return to Ribadelago or continue from the cave to the village of San Martín de Castañeda.
The stretch from the San Martin Cave to the Vega de Tera dam, that broke in 1959, is especially hard since part of the path is covered with scrub and it’s easy to lose the way. Only the most experienced hikers should venture take this path. You might do the route also with a guide. In winter and due to the ice along the river, it can be quite dangerous.
Tera is the largest and most spectacular canyon of the nature park. On this route we’d like to highlight the numerous waterfalls of the Tera river, the stunning ‘Pool of the Nymphs’ (Poza de las Ninfas), the steep Forniellos forest, the San Martin Cave where the Tera canyon opens to a pleasant and peaceful valley with several animal shelters and huts, the holly trees forest of Palombar and the discovery of the broken walls of the Vega de Tera dam.
Distance/Time: 18 kms / 8 hours
Ribadelago, Cueva de San Martín, broken Vega de Tera dam
Horseback riding on traditional trails
Horseback riding on traditional trails in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Depending on the route, these rides can last an hour or two. Since they’re not difficult they are also suitable for inexperienced people and even children.
Pedrazales, Galende, Trefacio, Vigo de Sanabria and Murias
Horseback riding: Long tours
Horseback riding across the Nature Park of Lago de Sanabria, province of Zamora, region of Castile-Leon, Spain.
Both routes lead through the Lago de Sanabria Nature Park.
Pedrazales, Sierra de Sotillo, Ribadelago and San Ciprian
Visit the lake by boat
Boat trip aroung the lake in Sanabria in the province of Zamora, region of Castile-León, Spain.
Discover a different view of the lake travelling in a boat. Thanks to the aquatic cameras you will enjoy underwater views. Furthermore you’ll learn something about the history of the lake.
Do not miss out on this trip which will offer you a different view of the lake and gives you the possibility to take incredible pictures.
Since early 2011, tha lake has a catamaran, powered by wind and solar energy and equiped with anything you need to carry out educational routes and to do underwater research.
Tha catamaran has a capacity for 80 persons, is 6 meters wide and 19 long and has 20 solar panels and 4 wind generators.
The vessel offers the opportunity to enjoy underwater views. Taking advantage ot the crystal-clear water, which is not too bright but transparent, you can interprete the underwater world. Access from Custa Llago beach.
Distance/Time: 1 hour
Ribadelago, Custa Llago beach