Enjoy a spectacular boat ride across the Bay of Vigo to Cangas, a coastal walking tour, and devour the tapas with local wine - a perfect day on the Galician Rias Baixas coast. Leave Vigo behind by ferry and head across the estuary to the small fishing village of Cangas for a gastronomic, trekking adventure.
The meeting point to start this fantastic day will be at the port of Vigo, right by a statue called El Salto.
We head with our local guide to take the ferry which will take us to the next peninsula, O Morrazo. The Vigo estuary is home to many different battles and raids in the past being the most important one the Battle of Rande, also known as the Battle of Vigo Bay. This battle is referred to in Jules Verne´s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, in which there is a whole chapter devoted to this story, named Vigo Bay.
During our ferry trip to the next peninsula, we can see the Rande Bridge on our right-hand side and on our left-hand side we can contemplate the fantastic Cies Islands, part of the Atlantic Islands National Park and a beach paradise with crystalline waters where you could find the Playa de Rodas (Rodas Beach), awarded the best beach in the world, according to the British newspaper The Guardian in 2007.
Upon arrival in Cangas, we will take a short walk along the promenade to the market where we will learn about the local fish and seafood.
After taking a look into the market, our private driver will be waiting for us to pick us up and take us to the Limens Beach, the very beginning of our coastal walking tour. From this point, we will walk along the ocean enjoying the fantastic views this trail offers. On a clear day, we can see the Cies Islands in the background, right in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo.
This trail is about 5km and it goes from Limens all the way to Cangas. We’ll take a few breaks during our coastal walking tour to relax, enjoy the nature and take pictures so you can brag about this breathtaking view when you’re back in your country.
Right before making it into the town, we’ll walk past an old cannery and a whale processing plant. The building of the factory started in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War and closed its doors in 1996 and has remained ever since in a semi-abandoned state.
We are back in Cangas, the main city of this peninsula. We are hungry and it’s time to try some of the most typical dishes of the area. Galician gastronomy is far from paella or gazpacho as we saw and learned at the market, so we are going to try the real Galician gastronomy. Dishes like fried or grilled squid, Galician-style octopus, Padron peppers, different kinds of fish and seafood, empanada (pastry pie filled with different ingredients), etc.
After lunch, we’ll take a short walk back to the maritime station where we will be taking the ferry back to Vigo, where your tour will finish.
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