Travelling from the south, facing the Betanzos river, travellers can make a pitstop at the ports of Sada, Gandarío, or Pontedeume. Or you can choose to turn inland, visiting the region's namesake, and admiring the majestic wilderness of Fragas do Eume, where those travelling in motorhome can enjoy a well-equipped rest area, near the old Caaveiro Monastery (Monasterio de Caaveiro). The city of Ferrol is the last urban stop along the Rías Altas in the north. Castles and lookouts, examples of Modernism, an overview of the town's military history, and exceptional local cuisine are some of the highlights of the city centre. But for most, the adventure really begins as you head towards the coast, a spectacular landscape of fine sand and waves which form part of what is now known as the Ruta del Surf (Surfing Route). This is a true destination of sport pilgrimage in the region and has resulted in the first Spanish surfing museum being opened in Ferrol. Thousands of surfing fans zigzag the coast, choosing the best waves- a choice that depends only on the tide. Travelling from the south, Doniños is the most popular beach amongst tourists due to its proximity to the city. Renowned for its Blue Flag, it's known as one of the best surfing beaches in Galicia. It is on this beach that the Spanish Surfing Championship is held every year. There is plenty of parking and a wide range of services, and it is an essential stop along several hiking routes.