A river of crystalline waters winds its way along a narrow twisting valley flanked by steep slopes that leads into a landscape that is ideal for unhurried travellers seeking to enjoy all the calm peacefulness nature has to offer.
Tebaida Berciana is a land of hermits. Fructuoso and Genadio were the first known settlers and the founders of monasteries in Compludo, San Pedro de Montes or Santiago de Peñalba, which would be home to spiritual communities over the following centuries. The Valley of Silence safeguards the magical atmosphere of the forests, towns and villages and a culture that is still remembered today.
This route includes the following sites of interest: San Genadio Cave, the Monastery of San Pedro de Montes, the Chapel of Santa Cruz, the Monastery and Church of Santiago de Peñalba and Compludo Forge.