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Surroundings2019-05-28T11:52:22+02:00

SURROUNDINGS OF ALOIA NATURE
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Culture

Culture
If you are a lover of culture you are in a privileged place

Monte Aloia is located in the River Miño valley, with Tui and Valença at your feet and with the Camino de Santiago surrounding it.

At its summit the footprint of man has been marked indelibly in different ways. On one of its slopes is located the hilltop fort known as Alto dos Cubos, of great size and importance of which only a part has been excavated. In its surroundings there are also petroglyphs, which tell us about the occupation of these lands since time immemorial.

” Tui is one of the seven capitals of the ancient kingdom of Galicia “

At the summit of the mountain there is a cyclopean wall, it surrounds the entire summit and is a real mystery to be discovered, an exciting visit that is well worth a trip. It is said that this is the mythical Monte Medulio, scene of the collective suicide of the Celtic tribes before falling into the hands of the Romans. The Aloia is a mountain full of legends.

Its Cathedral, whose contruction commenced in the 12th century, shows a fortified aspect that makes it unique. It has enough attractions to dedicate a visit, and then get entangled in the streets of historical Old Town, the second most important in Galicia, where we will discover houses and churches and where at evry turn we will see impressive views over the river Miño and the Portuguese valley.

In neighbouring Portugal and joined to Tui by an iron bridge is Valença do Minho, a fortified city that keeps its walls in perfect condition, of overwhelming beauty. Tui and Valença joined by the Miño make up a natural and cultural landscape of exception that must be known.

The Portuguese Way of Santiago has its entrance in Galicia at Tui. At the end of it, Santiago de Compostela awaits us as the jewel in the crown of Galician heritage.

Monte Aloia is located in the River Miño valley, with Tui and Valença at your feet and with the Camino de Santiago surrounding it.

At its summit the footprint of man has been marked indelibly in different ways. On one of its slopes is located the hilltop fort known as Alto dos Cubos, of great size and importance of which only a part has been excavated. In its surroundings there are also petroglyphs, which tell us about the occupation of these lands since time immemorial.

” Tui is one of the seven capitals of the ancient kingdom of Galicia “

At the summit of the mountain there is a cyclopean wall, it surrounds the entire summit and is a real mystery to be discovered, an exciting visit that is well worth a trip. It is said that this is the mythical Monte Medulio, scene of the collective suicide of the Celtic tribes before falling into the hands of the Romans. The Aloia is a mountain full of legends.

Its Cathedral, whose contruction commenced in the 12th century, shows a fortified aspect that makes it unique. It has enough attractions to dedicate a visit, and then get entangled in the streets of historical Old Town, the second most important in Galicia, where we will discover houses and churches and where at evry turn we will see impressive views over the river Miño and the Portuguese valley.

In neighbouring Portugal and joined to Tui by an iron bridge is Valença do Minho, a fortified city that keeps its walls in perfect condition, of overwhelming beauty. Tui and Valença joined by the Miño make up a natural and cultural landscape of exception that must be known.

The Portuguese Way of Santiago has its entrance in Galicia at Tui. At the end of it, Santiago de Compostela awaits us as the jewel in the crown of Galician heritage.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy
The river Miño clearly marks the gastronomy of Baixo Miño area

The river´s fish: the lamprey, eels, the tarpon fish fish and many others are served in the restaurants of Tui and its region in distinct ways, but always delicious.

In addition, Mount Aloia is showing itself as an exceptional place for meat lovers, from its slopes there are excellent steaks from Galician breeds.

The Baixo Miño belongs to the Wine Denomination of Origin Rias Baixas, specifically to the O Rosal sub-zone.

” Here you will discover some of the best white wines in the world “

By the way, in your visit of Tui, go to the “Convent of the Enclosed Ones” in the historical centre of Tui and try their almond flavoured fish shaped biscuits.

Here, as in the rest of Galicia, good food is assured. Of course, in neighbouring Valença, codfish appears as one of its attractions, although it´s not the only one, as Portuguese cuisine is renowned for its quality and variety.

In the final part of the River Miño, at its mouth the coastal populations of A Guarda and Oia also have a wide range of Atlantic fish and seafood of which it is not necessary to talk about their quality.

The river´s fish: the lamprey, eels, the tarpon fish fish and many others are served in the restaurants of Tui and its region in distinct ways, but always delicious.

In addition, Mount Aloia is showing itself as an exceptional place for meat lovers, from its slopes there are excellent steaks from Galician breeds.

The Baixo Miño belongs to the Wine Denomination of Origin Rias Baixas, specifically to the O Rosal sub-zone.

” Here you will discover some of the best white wines in the world “

By the way, in your visit of Tui, go to the “Convent of the Enclosed Ones” in the historical centre of Tui and try their almond flavoured fish shaped biscuits.

Here, as in the rest of Galicia, good food is assured. Of course, in neighbouring Valença, codfish appears as one of its attractions, although it´s not the only one, as Portuguese cuisine is renowned for its quality and variety.

In the final part of the River Miño, at its mouth the coastal populations of A Guarda and Oia also have a wide range of Atlantic fish and seafood of which it is not necessary to talk about their quality.

Nature

Nature
The Aloia, is the first Natural Park that was created in Galicia

Located in the Serra do Galiñeiro, its slopes are populated by cypresses, firs and cedars from the Lebanon, the result of a repopulation carried out a hundred years ago, which form a unique natural environment that changes with the rhythm of the seasons.

You have, for your enjoyment, more than 10 km of footpaths to discover an infinite green landscape, with a fauna that is highly protected and where rabbits, boars, squirrels, amphibians and birds of prey abound, among other species.

” … more than 10 Km of paths to discover an infinite green landscape … “

To all these natural attractions we must combine the exceptional panoramic views of this mountain. There is a network of viewpoints eof viewpoints at the top of it that give us the possibility to discover the surrounding landscape in all directions, towards the mouth of the Miño, towards the ocean with the Cies Islands in the background, towards the Miño and Portugal valley, with Tui and Valença at our feet.

Another of the great natural attractions of this place are the numerous streams that go down its slopes and that leave spectacular surroundings, like the path of the mills of the river Tripes and other spaces of smaller size but of equal beauty.
But also, the river Miño located in front of the Aloia, gives shape to the valley that also offers us an interesting natural environment, with numerous waterfowl and lush and abundant riverside vegetation.

Practically in the mouth there is a bird watching area known as Esteiro do Miño, which is an area of special protection for birds recognized internationally for its high natural value. The Miño also has a great landscape attraction that we can discover with a boat ride.

Located in the Serra do Galiñeiro, its slopes are populated by cypresses, firs and cedars from the Lebanon, the result of a repopulation carried out a hundred years ago, which form a unique natural environment that changes with the rhythm of the seasons.

You have, for your enjoyment, more than 10 km of footpaths to discover an infinite green landscape, with a fauna that is highly protected and where rabbits, boars, squirrels, amphibians and birds of prey abound, among other species.

” … more than 10 Km of paths to discover an infinite green landscape … “

To all these natural attractions we must combine the exceptional panoramic views of this mountain. There is a network of viewpoints eof viewpoints at the top of it that give us the possibility to discover the surrounding landscape in all directions, towards the mouth of the Miño, towards the ocean with the Cies Islands in the background, towards the Miño and Portugal valley, with Tui and Valença at our feet.

Another of the great natural attractions of this place are the numerous streams that go down its slopes and that leave spectacular surroundings, like the path of the mills of the river Tripes and other spaces of smaller size but of equal beauty.
But also, the river Miño located in front of the Aloia, gives shape to the valley that also offers us an interesting natural environment, with numerous waterfowl and lush and abundant riverside vegetation.

Practically in the mouth there is a bird watching area known as Esteiro do Miño, which is an area of special protection for birds recognized internationally for its high natural value. The Miño also has a great landscape attraction that we can discover with a boat ride.

Fun

Fun
If in addition to nature you also enjoy other activities, here you can do many and very different.

If you like to walk and enjoy the terraces, the center of Tui with the Paseo de la Corredera Corredera is your ideal environment. A broad and stately urban walk, where various establishments set up their terraces and which is always full of life. A perfect place to rest after a day of shopping that can start in Tui and continue in the neighboring Valença. The two cities have great commercial appeal and of course you are very close to Vigo.

The same could be said for restaurants and nightlife. Tui has a good number of restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner and various places to enjoy a coffee or a drink in the surroundings of the historical Tudense, and this offer is reinforced again with the neighboring Valença, inside its walls you will find magnificent places of leisure.

Tui also has a great cultural offer all year: round: theater, exhibitions, festivals …, whatever the time of year, there will always be a date with leisure or culture in the surroundings that you will not want to miss.

If you like to walk and enjoy the terraces, the center of Tui with the Paseo de la Corredera Corredera is your ideal environment. A broad and stately urban walk, where various establishments set up their terraces and which is always full of life. A perfect place to rest after a day of shopping that can start in Tui and continue in the neighboring Valença. The two cities have great commercial appeal and of course you are very close to Vigo.

The same could be said for restaurants and nightlife. Tui has a good number of restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner and various places to enjoy a coffee or a drink in the surroundings of the historical Tudense, and this offer is reinforced again with the neighboring Valença, inside its walls you will find magnificent places of leisure.

Tui also has a great cultural offer all year: round: theater, exhibitions, festivals …, whatever the time of year, there will always be a date with leisure or culture in the surroundings that you will not want to miss.

Sports

Sports
The roads and trails of the Aloia go a long way!

And that is what you will find, trails suitable for walking, trekking or the most demanding trail, routes and paths where you can test your legs and enjoy the sport. But not only on foot, the bicycle can also be your best companion on these slopes with circuits for different levels, from the walk to the descent, in specific areas of this mountain.

The Aloia is the place chosen by many athletes for their set-ups and it is rare the time of day when you do not cross with a bicycle or a runner in any of the routes of this natural park.

But not only the mountain will give you the opportunity to practice sports. Very close to us is the river Miño and again here a large number of sporting possibilities are open: rowing, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, or simply hiking along its banks. Do not forget that from this river and this city have come Olympic champions, winners of world, European and national championships in the different modalities of water sports, for something will be.

The natural conditions and the weather allow practicing practically the whole year. The combined tests, the triathlon for example, find here an ideal place for your practice. But let’s go back to the mountain where besides the aforementioned, the equestrian is part of the sports that you can practice, routes through splendid landscapes, where you can enjoy the environment in the most natural way, on horseback. And you can do it in a place where horses are always present.

And of course, from here you can start the Camino de Santiago. Tui is the beginning of the stage of the Portuguese way.

” Choosing the Aloia for any sports set-up is a great option. “

And that is what you will find, trails suitable for walking, trekking or the most demanding trail, routes and paths where you can test your legs and enjoy the sport. But not only on foot, the bicycle can also be your best companion on these slopes with circuits for different levels, from the walk to the descent, in specific areas of this mountain.

The Aloia is the place chosen by many athletes for their set-ups and it is rare the time of day when you do not cross with a bicycle or a runner in any of the routes of this natural park.

But not only the mountain will give you the opportunity to practice sports. Very close to us is the river Miño and again here a large number of sporting possibilities are open: rowing, canoeing, water skiing, swimming, or simply hiking along its banks. Do not forget that from this river and this city have come Olympic champions, winners of world, European and national championships in the different modalities of water sports, for something will be.

The natural conditions and the weather allow practicing practically the whole year. The combined tests, the triathlon for example, find here an ideal place for your practice. But let’s go back to the mountain where besides the aforementioned, the equestrian is part of the sports that you can practice, routes through splendid landscapes, where you can enjoy the environment in the most natural way, on horseback. And you can do it in a place where horses are always present.

And of course, from here you can start the Camino de Santiago. Tui is the beginning of the stage of the Portuguese way.

” Choosing the Aloia for any sports set-up is a great option. “

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