Monte Faro is an awe-inspiring drive in Galicia
Monte Faro is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.181m (3,874ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Lugo and Pontevedra provinces, in Galicia, Spain.
Is the road to Monte Faro paved?
Located within the Monte Faro National park, in the northwestern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved, but narrow and steep. The drive offers stunning views and provides broad views across the terrain of the four Galician provinces. The summit hosts a chapel known as Ermita do Faro, a seventeenth-century hermitage built on top of the remains of older temples. On the top of the mountain there is a quite generous parking lot and a fire observation tower for the region (there are lot of fires in Galicia in summers).
How long is the road to Monte Faro in Galicia?
The road to the summit is 9.9 km (6.15 miles) long, running from Asperelo (in Pontevedra) to Requeixo (in Lugo). Set high in the Serra do Faro mountain range, the road to the summit is usually open year round, but due to its location, it gets a lot of rainfall as well as heavy snow in some years.
Road suggested by: Markus Janssen