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Oenological Gateway D.O. Ribeira Sacra and San Vicente do Pino Monastery

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  • Up to 7 days before the start date there is NO CANCELLATION FEE
  • 3 days/2 nights Breakfast included in the Parador Nacional de Monforte de Lemos (Monastery San Vicente do
  • Pino)
  • River Sil catamaran cruise (Available from March to October)
  • Visit to Bodegas Regina Viarium D.O. Ribeira Sacra with wine tasting of 5 selection wines
  • Gateway in the Ribeira Sacra
  • Travel insurance
  • Total cost per person in a double/triple room : From XXX
  • A deposit of 30€ will be required with the view to formalise the reservation. The rest will be paid 15 days before the beginning date

 

Oenological Gateway through the Ribeira Sacra, a privileged location with unique landscapes and excellent wine D.O. Land marked by the Sil and Miño rivers, that as they pass through the mountains, they shape a wonderful landscape.

 

We will enjoy 2 days of incredible beauty, staying at the Parador Nacional of Monforte de Lemos, located in the Monumental Complex of San Vicente do Pino, formed by the Tower of Homage, the Monastery of San Vicente do Pino and the Palace of the Counts of Lemos. The origin of this monastery dates from the ninth century, although the current building was built in the seventeenth century.

 

In addition, very close to this beautiful place, in the Ribeira Sacra, there are several religious buildings of Roman style in Europe. We will stop at the main viewpoints of the Sil River to admire the beauty of the area, full of large areas of vineyards, hidden monasteries and dazzling waterfalls.

 

The falls of this geographical location, that can reach 500 meters in several areas, together with the slopes of more than 70% inclination and the walls of the canyon with lower slopes in which the centenary vineyards of the Ribeira Sacra Designation of Origin, are all hallmarks of the area. The Sil vineyards have obtained the accreditation of mountain viticulture and produce around 60 million of bottles per year, mostly red wine. Its wine D.O. (Designation of Origin) “Ribeira Sacra” has a great peculiarity, the “heroic viticulture” it forces farmers to work on very high slopes.

 

There are several records of large shipments of wine being sent to the upper classes of the Roman Empire. Nowadays you can enjoy a glass of this wine on the catamaran that cruises through the Sil canyons or in the visit to the winery D.O. Ribeira Sacra, that we make during this gateway.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival at the Parador Nacional de Monforte de Lemos (Monastery San Vicente do Pino)

We will arrive at the Parador Nacional and check in.

We will spend the day relaxing and resting from the trip.

If we arrive on time, we can take a walk through Monforte, which was in Medieval times a unique example a fortress city around a monastery (where we will be staying) with a castle located in a strategic mound (Mount San Vicente) and surrounded by a walled enclosure with defensive towers. The perimeter of the wall dated between the thirteenth to the fifteenth century, there are large sections still standing up, three towers and three access doors to town. From the castle stands the tower of Homage, well preserved and restored, from its top you can see the Lemos valley crossed by the Cabe river.

In the city area, also stand out the Medieval Bridge, the museum of the Sacred Art of the Clarisas, the Pazo Molinos de Antero, the Galician railway museum,...

Day 2. Visit to Ribeira Sacra – River Sil Catamaran Cruise (only available from March to October) – Regina Viarum Winery

After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our second day at the Ribeira Sacra.

Then we will enjoy the River Sil Catamaran cruise through its canyons (only available from March until October). On this catamaran ride along the river you can admire the falls reaching up to 500 meters in several areas, slopes of more than 70% inclination, or the canyon walls with lower slopes in which the centenary vineyards Designation of Origin Ribeira Sacra are located.

Once the cruise is finished, we can enjoy a few stops of your liking at the main viewpoints of the River Sil that are in the area.

Then we will go to one of the most important D.O. Ribeira Sacra wineries in the area, the Regina Viarium Wineries. The visit will transport us to the origins of the Ribeira Sacra, a unique place in the world. Every year its incredible slopes put to the test those who with care, they take care of the best varieties in the area, the true protagonist of the Heroic Viticulture.

They will explain us the secrets of the elaboration of its wines, with which they achieve the maximum expression of Mencia, Godello y Tempranillo grapes.

The tour will end on an impressive balcony over the river Sil canyons with an excellent tasting of 5 Regina Viarium Selection wines.

If we have free time we can enjoy a exquisite meal in a restaurant in the area, or we can even walk to the Souto Chao viewpoint and admire its beautiful views of the canyon and its steep vineyards.

After this experience a well-deserved rest await for us.

Day 3. Breakfast and the end of the experience

We will check out and depending on the time we have, we can make the most of it by visiting places as the Samos Monastery, O Cebreiro, Barco de Valdeorras, Ponferrada, the Outariz Hot Springs, Puebla de Sanabria,...

We wish you a good trip back home and hope you enjoyed your recent time in Galicia.

Have a safe journey!

Meeting point
  • Parador Nacional de Monforte de Lemos (San Vicente do Pino Monastery)
To consider
  • We recommend you to wear comfortable clothing and footwear at all time during the experience.
  • If you have chosen this gateway and you arrive in Galicia by train or plane, Get in Galicia can put at your disposal a rental vehicle or vehicle with driver (please ask for further information).
  • The giving itinerary might be adjusted if you desire to do so.
It includes
  • Up to 7 days before the start date there is NO CANCELLATION FEE
  • 3 days/2 nights Breakfast included in the Parador Nacional de Monforte de Lemos (Monastery San Vicente do
  • Pino)
  • River Sil catamaran cruise (Available from March to October)
  • Visit to Bodegas Regina Viarium D.O. Ribeira Sacra with wine tasting of 5 selection wines
  • Gateway in the Ribeira Sacra
  • Travel insurance
  • Total cost per person in a double/triple room : From XXX
  • A deposit of 30€ will be required with the view to formalise the reservation. The rest will be paid 15 days before the beginning date
Observation

HOW TO FORMALISE YOUR RESERVATION

Our travel agency advised to book minimum 15 days in advance for a better management. It remains feasible to book this gateway although is made less than 15 days. However it is advisable to do it with more time in advance.

A deposit of 30€ will be required so as to formalise the reservation.

Once your reservation has been formalised, shortly after, our team will be in contact with you to specify all of the details.

Once the reservation is finalised, we will send you all the information for your compliance.

Once all the services have been booked and confirmed, the client must make full payment minus the deposit paid in advance, 15 days before the beginning date.

In case the reservation has been formalised less than 15 days before starting date, the client must paid in full the total amount of XXX per person.

Up to 7 days before the start date, there is no cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that it gets cancel, the deposit will get refund in full.

If you require any further information, please contact us via email info@getingalicia.com or mobile/whatsapp (+34) 639 935 925

 

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