Why Travel To As Neves?
As Neves is a small village located in the wine region of Rias Baixas in southern Galicia, Spain right next door to the town of Arbo. It is separated from Portugal by the Miño River. This small municipality stands out for the abundance of remains from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic times, such as; A Pedra da Moura and Monte das Cabroeiras where you can find ancient petroglyphs and mámoas (these are small stone constructions that contain one or more burials).
Surrounded by Nature Trails with the Relaxing Sound of the Flowing River Miño
A wide variety of landscapes and abundant nature, with amazing rivers, mountains, and valleys where you can enjoy the stunning views. Take advantage of these natural surrounding following along the numerous walking trails such as; Ruta de Os Frades (The Route of the Friars streams) where you can see Roman bridges, mills, churches, and casas señoriales (stately homes). Or the Sendeiro dos Pescadores (Fishermen’s trail), a route through which the fishermen used to get to the fishing sites on the river miño.
The Perfect Getaway for Food and Wine Lovers
The inhabitants of As Neves live mainly from agriculture such as the cultivation of corn, vineyards, potatoes, forage products, and fruits. The cattle industry is also very important, as well as fishing in the Miño River, catching lamprey, eel, and salmon.
A place of rich gastronomy where you can taste the delicious honey from the area, paired with its exquisite Requeixon Cheese. A good time to visit and taste these locally sourced specialities is during the festival Feira do Requeixon e do Mel in April every year. Without forgetting to mention the excellent wines, such as the young red wine from Parroquia de Rubiós "Tinto Rubiós", also the blended white wines of Condado and mono-varietal Albariño wine. As Neves is part of the sub-zone Condado de Tea, which is part of the D.O. Rias Baixas. All these fabulous wines are ideal to pair with the traditional dishes of the region most notable with the lamprey from the Miño river.
Our food and wine experts have chosen the best tour operators offering tours with wine, food and walking holidays in As Neves, Condado de Tea. You can check our full list of top food tours to As Neves and recommended boutique hotels in the sections of the travel to As Neves destination guide.
Population: 3,892 (2018) inhabitants