We are going into ‘cunqueiros’ (Wood artisans) land, in a tour of landscape and legend. It is a land of wolfs, bears and coal, an incredible mix which traces and remains could be seen always with beautiful forests. Sisterna, Trabáu, El Rebol.lal, Degaña and Zarréu are villages where the cunqueiros crossed to go Castilla. Nowadays the hikers can enjoy the landscape of woods, the tradition and the mine. Not a lot of places can join tradition and industry on a perfect way, as this region does.
Duration: : 5 h. 45 min
Distance: 17,78 km
Ascent gradient: 772 m.
Descent gradient: 734 m
ACCOMMODATIONS / RESTAURANTS:
SISTERNA. Hotel-Restaurante Tixileiro. (Restaurante y Alojamiento) 985818707
TABLAO. Quei Vitorino (Alojamiento. Artesanía y Turismo Activo). 659555077
DEGAÑA. La Posada del Gobernador (Restaurante). 985818741
CERREDO. Apartamentos Tía María (Alojamiento). 620564504. Restaurante La Txariega (Restaurante). 985818313
A walk in Degaña, the capital of the council with the same name. Degaña is divided in two by the AS-15 road. On the lower part of the village, by the river Ibias, there are the neighbourhoods of La Veiga, Entrerríos and El Corral, that preserve some remains oftraditional houses like the Casa Armera del Capellán, of 1781 and the chapel of San Juan. On this neighbourhood there is the only ‘palloza’ of the council of Degaña, that has the original roof made of rye straw. On the other part of the road, new constructions live with noble houses like the Casa Sebastián. This house has a U shape and has an ‘hórreo’ in the courtyard. The church of Santiago is located on the other side of the village. It was reconstructed after the Civil War.
DO YOU KNOW THAT…?
In the nearby of the Alto del Capillo you can two calechos .And, what is a ‘calechu’? It is a place where wolf hunts took place. It was usual to leave a bate on a trench to catch the prey.