Trail Serra da Moura
Leaving from the San Paio on the track on the left, we ascend through a zone of scrubland by the so-called “pena de las Verrugas” and narrow the trail a little bit further from what we see the “coto de la Mora” 944 m high, this summit also called the Sierra de Silvana or “Silva Oscura” border the municipalities of Ramirás, Quintela de Leirado and Gomesende.
At the highest point there is a natural cave, the “Mora cave”. From the path of the highest area you can see the beauty and fertility of the Ramirás Valley, watered by the Tuño and Arnoia rivers, where we also find the well-known “led”, irrigation channels built by the monks of the Celanova monastery, that helped the agricultural development of the area. Crossing this area of scrubland, we find rabbits, roe deer, partridges and horses in freedom.
We also encounter several species of reptiles. On the way we will find some water source of the Sierra de la Mora.
The trail begins to descend through the chapel of San Adrián to the chapel of San Paio by an area of native vegetation: oaks, birches, and wicker around several streams that come down from the mountains and that give a sense of freshness to the route, that here it is much easier and from which you can still see beautiful views of the valley of Ramirás.