Rota das Pontes do Lérez - FORCAREI

Traditional architecture / Landscape interest

The medieval Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Aciveiro marks the beginning of this fishermen’s pathway along the River Lérez to the village of Gaxín. Today the church is used for parish worship while the monastery has been restored and converted into a 3-star hotel/monument.

After visiting the monastery, the road goes down to the river that takes us to the medieval bridge of Andón. Up to this point the pathway shares the same route as PR-G 100. The route then leaves the river for a while to go up Pico Valiñas - thick vegetation accompanies hikers to Carballo Bridge, where we rejoin the River Lérez.

From this point, walking through a thick riverside forest, the trail goes from one side to the other crossing the bridges of Crego, Maril, the Old and New Bridges of Forcarei and the medieval bridge of Gomail, where we leave this beautiful river behind us and walk up to the village of Gaxín.

Access: On the N-541 from Pontevedra to O Carballiño, turn off in Folgoso down the N-534 until we come across the sign for the Monastery of Aciveiro. 

In case of heavy rains, find out about the river flow before starting the route as flooding is possible on some stretches.


Characteristics of Nature routes

  • Difficulty level Medium