Natural heritage


Native Woods And Forests

Trabada has more than 350 hectares of native woods and forests made up of some of the best known fragas in the area. “Fraga da Becerreira”, “Fraga de Vilapena”, “Fraga da Cabanela” and “Fraga da Belosiña”.


There are also lots of footpaths through these beautiful woods and forests which allow you to appreciate at first hand the natural beauty of the landscape.

These woods and forests have a wide variety of different trees such as Oak, Holly, Chestnut, Silver Birch, Hazlenut as well as lots of evergreen Strawberry trees. Under them lies a huge carpet of moss and lichen, which provide the perfect habitat for numerous birds and animals. Wild Boar, Deer, Pine Marten, Buzzards, Owls, Kingfishers, Lizards, Toads or Quimper Snails are some examples of the fauna you can find in this peaceful and natural habitat.

All the footpaths run through this natural deciduous landscape, where the most abundant species are Oak and Chestnut. There are also lots of little streams and rivers which hold an abundance of amphibious life.

The Old Railway 

Trabada has an old railway line that runs through the councils of A Pontenova, Trabada, San Tirso de Abres and Ribadeo.  You can park in San Tirso de Abres and walk 12km along its route to A Pontenova. It runs alongside the river Eo and half of the route is in Asturias, the rest in Galicia.

It is a flat, wide and quiet track/road, suitable for families either on foot or by bicycle. On the route you will go through six old railway tunnels, cross a suspension bridge, go past a Salmon leap and see the old “O Lauredal” power station.

The Eo, Oscos And Therras De Burón Bisphere Reserve

The River Eo, Oscos and Terras de Burón Biosphere Reserve is the first project jointly promoted by two Councils in Asturias and Galicia. It was formed on 19 September 2007 by UNESCO.

A visit to the area will definitely surprise you and you will enjoy the beauty of its scenery.



Looking out over the river in Ría de Abres you will see the last part of the Eo estuary. A small island of Poplars and Reeds stands out in the middle of the river. Here, there are several bird watching points and wooden walkways that make access easy. The vegetation is predominantly Silver Birch, Chestnut and Oak as well as a large reedbed. You can see ducks such as Teal or Mallard, waders such as Common Sandpipers as well as Kingfishers, Cormorants, and Buzzards.

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