Route along the Sar Riverbanks
As a supplementary activity for this day, we suggest following this easy route that takes just over an hour to complete. The itinerary follows the Sar River, linking the territories of the Ames and Brión municipalities. This river is that of Rosalía de Castro’s life, as well as the literary river that she mentions in several poems.
The route runs through a nature reserve belonging to Europe’s Natura 2000 Network. It features rich ethnographic and cultural heritage, including the waterwheels that appear in the photographs of this site.
According to legend, travellers may come across the so-called “Dama del Sar,” a mermaid inhabiting the deepest pools of the lower section of the Sar River, who causes floods by blocking the river with her long black hair.
The route ends in Viladoíso (Brión), leading to the next stop on the route: the Church of San Xulián de Bastavales, 5 minutes away by car.
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