1,75 hours
5,6 km


The “O Monteagudo” Route stands out for offering spectacular views of the estuary from “Faro do Peito” Lighthouse. From this point, you can see the “Ons” archipelago, “Cabo Home”, “O Monte Facho” and “Costa da Vela” coast. Along its 5.6 kilometres you can also spot the remains of the Old “Cuncheiro”, “Figueiras” Beach, the Bird Observatory, the “Faro do Peito” Lighthouse or the “Furna de Monteagudo” marine cave.

After your departure from the dock, the first point of interest of this route is the Dune Complex of “Figueiras-Muxieiro”, where you can see its entire structure, from the mobile dunes to more stabilized dunes. In this first section, the path leads to the access road to “Figueiras” Beach and continues until reaching “A Valgada” area, which offers panoramic views of the cliffs on the west side.

Then, the route continues approaching the foot of “Alto de Monteagudo”, whose characteristic form gives its name to this island. At this point the road leads, through a small wooded area where you can see the ruins of an old island settlement and the Bird Observatory. From here you can see “Faro do Peito” lighthouse. To get to this lighthouse you have to descend a little along the path. This point of the “Cies” Islands is the closest one to the continent and from it you can see the “Ons” archipelago to the north, at the entrance of “Pontevedra” estuary, “Cabo Home”, “Monte Facho de Donón” Mount and “Costa da Vela” Coast.

Going down a small cement track, there is “Furna de Monteagudo”, a marine cave produced by the ravages of the waves on the particular structure of the granite rock that makes the rock to fracture vertically. The return to the fork located at the foot of “Monteagudo” is done by the path that borders the coast and that in several points allows you to enjoy the view, towards the South, of “Cantareira” Coast, “Punta Muxieiro” and even the silhouette of the coast of “Baiona”.