– Civilisation through millennia (from Vigo)

Half day

Departure VIGO (R/ Cánovas del Castillo – Bus bay, right outside A Laxe shopping centre – see the vans on this pic?) 08:30

Pickup PONTEVEDRA (Praza Galicia, Nakasa) 9:00

Portalém (Seixo mountain)

Portalén, a gate between the living and the dead

– Monte do Seixo (with 15 minute stopover in Cerdedo). The drive to the mountains is well worth it in itself and surely, once we get there, you’ll have lots to think about. We’ll be welcomed by a controversial wind farm located right where megalithic treasures still stand in defiance, such as Portalén, or Gate to the Beyond. “The Sacred Mountain of the Celts” is an area of undisputed archaeological and ethnographic importance, where tradition and modernity might not mix well… Still, you’ll see it all and draw your own conclusions.

We’ll take a scenic route through the stunning Quireza Valley. Populated with scattered villages, the valley bears witness to every single major event of Galician history. It may feel remote and isolated, but somehow all our history can be summarised in this beautiful location.

– Pedre (Cerdedo), at the end of the valley, is yet another hidden gem. We are in stonemasons’ territory – meaning this was their home – so you can imagine the beauty and quality of the granite constructions, including the most traditional hórreos (granaries). Let’s hurry, because this is a part of Galicia that might sadly disappear one of these days.

Castro Diz

Some say that Castro Diz (Quireza Valley) is home to the mythological mouros, creatures of the Galician beyond…

Return to Pontevedra 13:00 (approx.) and Vigo 13:30 (approx.).

PRICES:

€80 p.p. (5-9 people)

€40 p.p. (10-19 people)

€20 p.p. (20+ people)

Price includes: Transportation (with dedicated driver) in quality van/minibus, and official tour guide (full access) with extensive academic background.

Basic passenger insurance (“tourist insurance”).

Permits/Entrance to sites. All taxes.

How to book? CONTACT US with your preferred date(s) of travel and we’ll start organising the group, giving you a quote based on the number of people taking the tour. You won’t have to pay anything until you’re fully satisfied with all the details. Only then, payment will be formalised through our secure payment platform.

We’ll also be happy to give you a quote for groups of less than 5 people and personalised tours.

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