Things to do in Galicia – Hike on Cies Islands

Monte Faro Trail

This is the most iconic, longest trail among those offered. Being 7.5 kilometres long and having a medium difficulty, it starts at Rodas docks and goes mainly through O Faro Island, up to its lighthouse. With its amazing viewpoints, this trail will allow you to admire the marvellous landscapes, the dune systems, Os Nenos lake, the Centre for Interpretation of Nature and the Birds Observatory.

Trail features

Length: 7.4 km (return trip)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (return trip)

Difficulty: medium

Type: return trip

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Alto do Príncipe Trail

This entire trail goes through Monteagudo Island, crossing a forested area which allows the hikers to walk in the shade most of the time. Only 3.5 kilometres long, it is the shortest trail, offering wonderful views and allowing you to admire the contrast between the two sides of the island from Alto do Príncipe. Furthermore, you will find other interesting places along this trail, such as Figueiras Muxieiro dune system, the remains of the old Cuncheiro (shell deposit) or the peculiar rock formation called Silla de la Reina (the Queen’s Chair).

Trail features

Length: 3 km (return trip)

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (return trip)

Difficulty: low

Type: return trip

 

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Faro da Porta Trail

This trail goes along the southern coast of O Faro Island and allows its visitors to enjoy the amazing views over the southern island. It is a 5.2-kilometre trail with a low difficulty, offering the traveller the opportunity to discover O Castro das Hortas, among other marvels.

Trail features

Length: 5.2 km (return trip)

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (return trip)

Difficulty: low

Type: return trip

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Monteagudo Trail

Monteagudo trail stands out for the marvellous view over the Bay that can be admired from Faro do Peito. From this spot, you can see the Ons archipelago, Cabo Home, O Monte Facho and Costa da Vela. Its 5.6 kilometres will take you to the remains of the old Cuncheiro, Figueiras beach, the Birds Observatory, Faro do Peito and Furna de Monteagudo.

Trail features

Length: 5.6 km (return trip)

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (return trip)

Difficulty: low

Type: return trip

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