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The Vía Nova, built under the mandate of Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD

The route starts at the place known as Portela do Home, an old border crossing with Portugal. Using the old itinerary of the Via Nova, today recovered through the state program of Natural Paths, we will begin a descent of almost 7 kilometers through the valley of the Caldo river, where we can observe several sets of milestones (ancient system of milestones represented by stone cairns). In the last part of this descent, we recommend visiting the longest waterfall in Galicia, Corga da Fecha, spectacular in the winter months, as well as the Roman remains of what is known as Aquis Originis, a Roman mansion where we can observe a series of arches belonging to its thermal space. We reach the place known as Riocaldo, perfect to make a stop on the way and know the free outdoor bathing area around the Balneario de Lobios.

The route continues towards the village of Vilameá, where a detour to the right indicates the access through a steep climb to the hermitage of Nosa Señora do Xurés. From this point, there is an impressive panoramic view of the Sierra de Santa Eufemia and the valley of the Caldo river. Leaving this village, we find twelve restored mills on the banks of the river Vilameá. In Lobios we recommend visiting its church, as well as the Interpretation Center of the Natural Park.

From this point, we recommend a last stop at the hermitage of A Clamadoira, before reaching the end of the route at the rectory of San Pedro in Muíños.