Moaña offers visitors endless attractions, including a privileged landscape where the sea is always protagonist and nature shows all its splendor. Our mountains hide beautiful natural areas and ecosystems privileged mythical references as Poza da Moura, star of old legends, and also areas of great ecological value, as the splendid riverside forest that draws in its course the river of Fraga.
A landscape filled with a rich natural and ecological interest, invites lost in its beauty. The high peaks of Paralaia or Xaxán we offer some of the most beautiful panoramas of the Rias Baixas, as we can see the river almost from one end to another, especially from the peak of Monte Faro Domaio, with 624 m of altitude is the highest point of Morrazo. Other viewpoints that also offer incomparable views are that of Fraga and Outeiro.
With increasing environmental awareness in recent years has also increased demand for services related to the nature and hiking trails have become a popular way of knowing the true Galicia outside the cities. Until now there are two marked trails Moaña: the Roteiro Ecolóxico Morrazo GR 59, which covers the four municipalities of the Morrazo Peninsula and the River Road Fraga.
GR Morrazo Ecological Route 59
Length: 84 km.
Starting-point of arrival: Lake Castiñeiras (Vilaboa).
Route: Lake Castiñeiras, Sobreira, Fraga, Ermelo, Portela, Nerga, Cape Home, Donón, Hío, Aldan, Bon, Cape Udra, Bueu, Ermelo, Pastoriza, Marin and Lake Castiñeiras.
Difficulty: Medium, with important drops in long-haul flights, as the route passes continuously from the mountain to the beach.
Description: It is a nature trail of 84 km, with a circular path, runs along the peninsula Morrazo. It is considered a long-haul route which acquired the approval of the Mountaineering Federation, with the number GR 59, and offers magnificent panoramic views, waterfalls, beautiful sandy beaches, remnants of cultures Romanesque, Baroque art and nature preserves.
Part of the lake is located in the mountains Castiñeiras Morrazo and delimited peaks Domaio Lighthouse, Cabo do Home and Cotorredondo (from 530 to 624 m) from where there are splendid views of both the Ria de Vigo and Pontevedra shaping Morrazo peninsula.
Along the route you can enjoy a wide range of viewpoints, especially in the first few miles where the river is also the Fraga, with numerous waterfalls and pools along its banks and restored several mills . Once surpassed the sands of limens, Nerga and Barra, of excellent quality for swimming, the route goes through the Costa da Vela, only 2.5 km from the Cies Islands, from where you can see one of the most beautiful sunsets and expansive views.Near Donón, Mount O Facho, who once hosted castreños Galician-Roman settlements, a perfect vantage point to admire the rugged beauty of the rocky coastlines. In Hío take a detour to the Romanesque church of San Andrés in whose courtyard stands the most famous Baroque cruceiro Galicia, highly decorated and built from a single block of stone.
Following the coast is reached Cape Udra, a protected natural area like the Costa da candle. The climb up the side of Mount Ermelo again offers stunning views of the Rias Baixas and already in the last sections we have the chance to see some of the restored mills to be found in the river Loire.
Trail "Rio da Fraga"
For nature lovers, Moaña offers visitors the chance to go hiking on one of the most ecologically rich areas of the region, where you can admire one of the best Atlantic deciduous forests that remain.
A rich ecosystem and extraordinary beauty who discovers a surprising landscape as suggestive as where Carballo is the dominant species. Due to its characteristics, the river route of Fraga - with a total length of 6 km and a medium difficulty - is ideal for the practice of this type of activity: Its topography is varied located in an original environment where you live ancient and modern and has a dense network of roads and trails that allow the traveler to discover unique spaces, with large areas of both ecological and cultural interest and natural beauty the.
The tour starts at the beach A Xunqueira, where the river and the main protagonist Fraga names this route. The trail runs parallel to the margin of the river throughout its course. As we ascend we will see different forest species (marked with signs) that provide extraordinary richness and beauty to the whole. We will also stop along the way and visit some of the restored mills we found along its course, witnesses and protagonists of the lifestyle of our ancestors.
Halfway up the climb we have three options: to deviate from the path and closer to The Hotel Complex Sports-O Beque, where we perform various recreational activities or relax, get away from the trail and climb to the viewpoint of the Fraga from you can see part of the town, along with beautiful views of the Ria de Vigo, or choose to follow the course of the river to the magnificent waterfalls reaching its peak in winter.
The river of Fraga, also named two Ladróns, is the most extensive of the City. It crosses from north to south, the land of the municipality from its source in Mount Gagan, to its mouth on the beach from A Xunqueira, and forms the natural border between the parishes of Meira and Moaña.
Historically, this river was vital to the social, economic and cultural life of the inhabitants of the area: providing water for domestic chores, watering the fields located on its banks or propelling the many mills built along of its travel.
All of a heritage that provides the ability to reach out and learn more about the daily life and traditions of our ancestors. From now, nature lovers and supporters of free time alternative to traditional sun and beach, have the possibility of hiking through one of the most ecologically rich areas of Moana.
Here you can admire one of the best Atlantic deciduous forests that are conserved in all the region. A rich ecosystem and extraordinary beauty, where Carballo is the dominant species. Despite the dense vegetation and the significant slope of the land, worth taking some detours to get close to the bed and enjoy the flora and characteristic of a typical riparian forest within a tropical paradise where the waters down river at high speed from the mountain.
Throughout his tour of mills rose water in addition to grinding work performed, social life unfolded neighbors contour. Since the mid-twentieth century most of these buildings were abandoned by their owners, but a few of the 30 mills that have reached the river Fraga resisted the passage of time, the rest were disappearing. Recently, the City Council began to recover some of them, who were once witnesses and protagonists of the lifestyle of our ancestors.He also created beside a hiking trail about 6 km properly marked and conditioned. A tour to get a new perspective of Moana, a place that's not all ocean and beach, where visitors have the opportunity to discover a landscape as suggestive as surprising..