Over two hundred kilometres of winding roads lead us to the interior of the Lugo and Ourense provinces, allowing us to enjoy the rivers which snake along the landscape. Leaving Chantada, we come upon the tiny village of Belesar, a magical spot divided between this city council and that of O Saviñao. There are many hiking routes in the area which follow ancient Roman roads, and you can cross the Miño to admire the majesty of certain landscapes which are only accessible by catamaran. Soon we come upon such Romanesque monuments as the churches of San Estebo de Ribas de Miño and San Martiño da Cova. At the A Cova river beach, we can take advantage of its canoes and hiking trails. The highest point is the Mirador de Cabo do Mundo (Cabo do Mundo Lookout), which offers one of the most spectacular and well-known views of the River Miño. Because of its history and location, Monforte de Lemos became the capital of the Ribeira Sacra. After spending the night at the service area, travellers can take a break or use the capital as starting point for some great routes to the surrounding areas. Built across the River Cabe, you can take in the fantastic monuments such as the old quarter which surrounds the Castillo de San Vicente (San Vicente Castle), now a hotel, the Colegio del Cardenal (College of Cardinals) or the medieval Puente Viejo (Old Bridge). As an old railway junction, the town is home to the Museo del Ferrocarril (Railway Musuem), as well as the Centro do Viño da Ribeira Sacra (Centre for Ribeira Sacra Wines) and a golf club.