El Bierzo is one of the best-known regions in Castilla y León, filled with surprises and history, making this a truly thrilling route.
Countless attractions draw tourists to El Bierzo, and Ponferrada in particular, where visitors can enjoy a delightful stroll around its streets, discovering the many monuments. Other attractions include the Ancares Mountain Range, the magical Valley of Silence or the spectacular landscape of Las Médulas. The River Sil boasts a wealth of environmental heritage, with the so-called ‘Bierzo Basin’ surrounded by soaring mountains.
This route also includes the following sites of interest: in Ponferrada, El Bierzo Museum, the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Encina, Ponferrada Castle, the Monastery of San Pedro de Montes, Compludo Forge and the Clock Tower; the Monastery of Santa María de Carracedo, the Monastery of San Andrés in Vega de Espinareda, the Monastery of San Miguel de Las Dueñas and the Church and Monastery of Santiago in Peñalba de Santiago.