Best bird watching trails in Galicia, Spain

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Galicia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Galicia, Spain
Top trails (39)
#1 - French Way: Palas de Rei to Santa Maria
Palas de Rei, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
This route is part of a multi week long walk, along the Camino Frances, also known as the French Way. The Camino Frances is a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. Legend has it that the remains of the Saint Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#2 - Camino Francés: De Sarria a Gonzar
Sarria, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 18.0 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
The French Way is a walk of several weeks that is part of the Camino de Santiago and can be done at different rates and from different starting points. In this case, the route begins in Sarria, a Galician town where you can find everything from guesthouses and hostels to stay, to restaurants, health care, pharmacy, ATMs, supermarket and information point. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 By following this link, you'll find sections of walking trails during the day for easy downloading.Show more
#3 - French Way: Abeleiroas to Muxia
Abeleiroas, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 23.5 mi • Est. 10 h 28 m
This section of the Camino de Santiago or Camino Francés starts in Olveiroa, a small town in the province of La Coruña, with just over 3,000 inhabitants that welcomes many pilgrims on its streets each year. Its main attraction is its bridge, where there were clashes between Galician peasants and Napoleon's troops in the early 19th century. After just over 30 kilometers and passing through several Galician towns, you will arrive at Muxía, a well-known Galician village for pilgrims belonging to the Finisterre region, where you can find the beautiful Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Barca. This is a multi-week hike that can be done at a variety of rhythms and starting points. You can find a list of individual trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/en/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 By following this link, you will find sections of walking trails during the day for easy download.Show more
#4 - Camino Francés: Laguna de Castilla a Triacastela
Pedrafita Do Cebreiro, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 6 h 49 m
This walk is part of the French Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route of Christian origin to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried there. There are a wide variety of starting points and rhythms to carry it out. This route begins in Laguna de Castilla, a small rural town located in the El Bierzo region, between the provinces of León and Lugo, where you can stop to rest at the La Escuela hostel (it also has a bar-restaurant) and ends in Triacastela, Galician town located 150 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela and first place of reference in Galicia within the Camino de Santiago. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual journey or retreat for their inner growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The complete route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/es/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/es / lists / camino-de-santiago-frances - 3. By following this link, you'll find one-day hike sections of the trail for easy download.Show more
#5 - Cabo Home y Cabo Regueiro
Cangas, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#6 - Camariñas and Bertamiráns Drive
Ames, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 99.7 mi
Beautiful drive starting in Bertamiráns until reaching Cape Vilán, at the lighthouse and the visitor center, located in a wonderful place, near a large fisherman's farm. From here, a forest track (indicated as a PRG walking route) leads to the 'English cemetery' passing through different beaches. This cemetery is a memorial and holds the remains of British sailors killed at sea aboard the HMS Serpent, which sank in these dangerous waters. Here you have to walk to the beach of Trece and its dunes where you have to climb the mountains, reaching 150 m in height. Just behind the mountains, the village of Santa Marina is waiting for you. You always continue along a paved road, up to a cemetery and cell antennas. Continue to the left and arrive at Santa Mariña, a small village around its Romanesque church (very simple) and then to the small port. Returning to the crossroads, continue towards Arou (an urban disaster), and a narrow path takes us to Camelle, where the abandoned "German Museum" awaits us. The origin: a German man came to Camelle and lived there until he died after the "Prestige" (an oil tanker) sank in this area covering everything with oil, and also his strange sculptures that he made in stones. I used to live half naked all year. The trip ends here, returning to Bertamiráns.Show more
#7 - Camino Francés: Portocamiño a Abeleiroas
Negreira, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 20.6 mi • Est. 10 h 52 m
This route is part of a multi week long walk, along the Camino Frances, also known as the French Way. The Camino Frances is a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. Legend has it that the remains of the Saint Apostle Santiago are buried there. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#8 - French Way: Os Caminos Chans to Fisterra
Cee, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
This route is part of the Camino de Santiago Francés, a pilgrimage path to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the remains of the Apostle Santiago are buried there. It can be done in a variety of paces and from different starting points. Every spring and summer, many people follow their routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat. It is also popular with hiking and biking enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com / lists / camino-de-santiago-frances - 3 Following this link, you will find sections of the trail's day hike for easy download.Show more
#9 - Taxes - A Gándara - As Forcadas - Cova de Gatos - Portugalete
Muros, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 7 h 14 m
This route begins in the town of Muros, next to the Castelo beach and continues through a series of viewpoints, cobbled paths and the Louro forest and the well-known Senda Verde. Its views, its vegetation and the wonderful beaches of the Galician coast are worth it.Show more
#10 - Illa de Aroisa
A Illa de Arousa, Galicia, Spain
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
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