This is a return walk. Both villages are and excelet option to start.
If you start in Cecos don’t miss the Ron Palace (XVII century) crossing the road to Lagüeiro. It is a private place but you can see the design, around a courtyard and the coat of arms preserved on the main façade from the outside.
In the square of Cecos, there is the church of Santa María that belonged to a monastery of the same name, founded on the X century. There is also the Hotel-Restaurant Cecos that has an exhibition about the Gold track.
Start the walk by taking a path that goes by the river Ibias and reach quickly a small vineyard area. From this part, you can see some remains of the roman golden mines. Continuing the river, you will go through the village of A Pena l´Corvo. This has some buildings like the ‘hórreo’, the mill and a small chapel. The path continues by the mill canals.
From here, follow the river through a dense vegetation of alder trees, maples and ashes, to a great gorge formed by the river Cavo near the confluence of the river Ibias. Immediately, there is a short ascent, and after that, the path goes down again, next to the river, through heather bushes. Now, the route goes over ancient meadows and by a watering canal. Dams are really common in the area.
Near San Antolín, there is a short ascent that goes to the Trigal vineyard. From here, the path goes down to San Antolín.
Origin: Cecos - Ibias
Duration: 45 min.
Gradient: 549 m.
Crossing: all year