Located in the City Council of Cambados, the gees route passes  along the cove shore  from the site of O Facho to run it, where we enter the mouth of the river Umia to return by the previous path  between pine trees and crops Albariño.

Technical Data

Home: O Facho (Castrelo) Cambados
End: in the same place
Length: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: low
Estimated time: 2 hours

Flora and fauna

The mallard: the most common duck in Europe. This natural area is sedentary and breeding ponds, flooded areas and rushes. This indigenous population is in addition a number of winter visitors that make a complex intertidal habitat of the most important in Galicia. They are frequently found at the poles and power lines in the margins of roads and highways.

Halophytic plants: on the banks flooded daily by high tide appears vegetation consists of plants called halophytes, that is adapted to the soil healthy. The most common include the “Sueda Maritime” and “Sueda Vera” and sea purslane “Hamione portulacoides.”

The real or cormorant cormorant “Phalocrocorax Carbo” present in the natural area from the early days of August, comes from the breeding colonies of Great Britain, Norway and Brittany. He spends his days diving for fish, and his remains rest often with wings spread to dry their feathers. In the summer we shall fly to the island of Ons, where they roost.


Route description

We start the tour in the place of O Facho, opposite the Toxa Island, near A Toxa pequena Island. In the first few meters of the route, the presence of man is very evident. To the left of the starting lineup, find the house of the brotherhood of shellfish from 0 Grove, site of the heavy seafood to be found in the natural bed that extends from here to Cambados.

We will pass in front of a shipyard, a cooker seafood and fish. Then, come to a wooden step that takes us to the beach typically halophytic vegetation, to continue along the Coastline, in the shade of the pines and some oaks.

Upon reaching the end of run it, see the different islands that form in the mouth of the river Umia. From this place we see, if the tide is low, the shellfish working on the plain that is dry between birds such as ducks, herons, cormorants and others. If the tide is high, the birds will occupy the bank of the estuary and the islands waiting for a new cycle of the tide.

Return by the same route to reach the bird identification panel. From here, following a path through the interior through albariño crops, we will reach a small road on which we proceed. In the end, taking the road through a pine forest, get to the point of departure.


Our Address:

O Facho


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