Caaveiro Monastery

La Coruña - A Hike Through Atlantic Woods

Explore the largest, protected coastal Atlantic forest in Europe on foot. Experience endangered regional flora and fauna amidst spectacular scenery - a truly delightful adventure.

  • Experience Fragas do Eume Nature Park, home to many endangered animal and plant species
  • Walk along the Eume River and admire its numerous waterfalls
  • Visit a 9th century monastery
  • Get the services of a professional English-speaking guide
  • Season

    Spring (Apr - May)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    4 hrs 45 min

  • Min. passengers

    25

  • Booking Code

    E-LCG8

  • From

    $ 116

  • Notices

    Comfortable sportswear and shoes, sun protection. Please wear footwear suitable for hiking.

Explore the largest, protected coastal Atlantic forest in Europe and be enchanted by its beautiful flora, fauna and scenery.

After crossing Fornelos Hanging Bridge over the Eume River, we trek approximately two kilometres (1.3 miles) into Fragas do Eume Nature Park. Home to many endangered species of plants and animals, the forest also echoes a unique history, particularly during Medieval times.

Following a trail along the Eume River, you are in the midst of Galicia’s Fragas, mixed woodland mainly of oak, alders, birch, ferns and ash trees. The vegetation creates the ideal habitat for an enormous variety of woodland wildlife.

Take a moment to experience and capture on camera one of the many waterfalls we encounter along the densely forested mountain slope. 

At the end of the trail, we reach Caaveiro Monastery, a real architect’s jewel. Built in the 9th century, it stands at the heart of the park and displays the marks of several transformations over the centuries.

A well-deserved stop is made at Taverna de Caaveiro, where you can quench your thirst with a refreshing soft drink, coffee or tea and snack. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Port: La Coruna
  • Duration: 4 hours 45 min
  • Language: English 
  • Included: Trekking pole, snack
  • Remarks/requirements:  Comfortable sportswear and shoes, sun protection. Please wear footwear suitable for hiking. Essential information. This excursion is only suitable for those in good physical condition, without breathing/heart problems. Passengers with back or neck injuries, pregnant women and children may not participate. There is approximately 1.5 hours total walking, uphill and along mixed terrain, including some scrambling and limited use of fixed ropes. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: No