Vilar de Santos Trails

Vilar de Santos Trails

Senderos de Vilar de Santos

The Vilar de Santos Council currently has a wide range of trails to protect, conserve and promote the environmental values of the “Area de Allariz” Biosphere Reserve. Equipment designed for both the use of local residents and visitors. Let’s look at some examples:


Ruxidoiro Trail | Distance 3.7km | Duration 1h | low difficulty

It leaves the Romanesque church of Vilar de Santos, above Praza do Concello (Town Hall Square), heads towards the village of Saa and from there, crossing oak woods, meadows and a mill, heads towards Ruxidoiro, the core area of the “Area de Allariz”, Biosphere Reserva place where the water of the Cigüeñeiras stream flowed. This is a small route with little difficulty, suitable for any hiker.


Castelaus Trail | Distance 5.10km | Duration 2h | Low difficulty.

Circular path that starts and returns to the village of Castelaus, simultaneously communicating with the previous Ruxidoiro route. This is a small route, suitable for any hiker.


Parada Trail | Long Distance 11km | Long Duration 3h | Low Difficulty // Short Distance 6.5km | Short Duration 2h | Low difficulty.

Route from the town of Parada, where we parked our car. Here we can get water along the way and visit the surroundings of the church of Santa María, which houses the most beloved saint in the region and one of the most exclusive in Galicia, San Bieito Preto (Black Benedict). At Easter, thousands come on pilgrimage to the feast in his honor.

This circular route runs through almost the entire parish of Parada, passing through the centers of Outeiro, Laioso, Bréixome, A Venda and O Vieiro.



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Information of interest

All the routes are simple but for those who must be used to walking. It is recommended to bring water, comfortable shoes and some complementary material to guide you if necessary. It is also necessary to assess the appropriate time of year. Spring and early autumn are when more contrasts are observed, accompanied by milder weather conditions.

It is recommended to follow the instructions provided on the starter panels in terms of runtime, difficulty, equipment needed, etc.





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