All things ‘equestrian’

Horses are an important part of this area. The Serra da Groba has the biggest population of the native horse breed, the Galego and it’s quite possible to come across a herd of them whilst out for a hike in the hills and to observe them in their natural habitat.

You could also be lucky enough to see a curro (herding of the wild horses). These take place throughout the summer at various places but the ones in Valga, Torroña and Mougás are the biggest and the most interesting.

Of course you could also go for a horse ride.

Picadeiro O´Rancho
Address: Porto 101, Mougás 36309 Oia Pontevedra
Telephone: 986 68 74 74

This famous riding school in Mougás offers treks in the Serra da Groba. The rides pass through beautiful countryside past such sites as the Mougás natural pools (pozas) or the Sobreiras do Faro, the first ever ‘Espazo Privado de Interese Natural’ (a sort of privately owned Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Galicia. There are also treks to A Cabeciña archaeological site where you could stop off and join a guided visit. All the treks encompass magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and are a unique way of experiencing nature and the natural landscape.

For the uninitiated there are riding lessons available and for the youngest riders there are ponies as well as horses.

The riding school has a bar where you can get simple meals and sandwiches.