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Rías Baixas (Southern estuaries)

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A journey that begins at the birthplace of most of the Galicia’s estuaries: Ría de Arosa, and finishes in Pontevedra. This route is ideal for the lovers of marine culture and its people. Enjoy the best cuisine in the land of Albariño wine.

Carril is a small village attached to Vilagarcía de Arousa, where low-tide exposed seabed patches grow Carril’s famously renowned clams, considered a one of a kind culinary delicacy. Vilagarcía de Arousa is, due to its location and wide range of services and amenities, one of the main tourist resorts of Galicia. In the festivities of San Roque, in mid-August, the city celebrates its Water Festival, where the streets fill with people and neighbours throw water at them from their balconies.

On our tour we shall visit the two largest islands in the estuary. The first takes its name from the surrounding waters and is the only island municipality of Galicia, "A Illa". Arosa Island expands about 7 km2 and boasts a great landscape and ecological wealth. Proof of this is the Carreirón Natural Park, located on the south side it holds beautiful beaches and warm, calm waters with large wooded areas. Almost at the inlet to the estuary and attached to the fishing village of O Grove by a narrow bridge is the island of La Toja, world famous for its thermal water and health spas.

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Possibly the hallmark of the Rías Baixas, Albariño wine is internationally recognized and should always accompany a good dish for seafood lovers. We will visit its capital, the town of Cambados, declared Historical-Artistic complex, in which the oldest Galician wine festival is held in August, the Festa do Albariño, declared of National Tourist Interest. Once in Cambados we will have the option of visiting some of the wineries where this great wine is made (please book in advance and see alternative price).

Our trip comes to an end in Combarro, a little (en castellano pone “pequeño pequeño”) fishing village built upon granite right at the edge of the Ría de Pontevedra. Its unique architectural ensemble is characterised by its stone granaries “hórreos” standing above sea level by the fishermen houses. We recommend taking a quiet stroll through its narrow and irregular streets converging in small squares around “cruceiros” stone crosses, another characteristic architectural features of this charming Galician village.