WARNING: Due to COVID-19, please note that most of the thermal bathing areas next to the river are closed and out of service, with the exception of Outariz Spa.
The Minho Thermal Walk is made up of 5 kilometres of green and pedestrian footpath that concentrates up to 7 thermal areas, many of them equipped for bathing. Here you can rest and relax while enjoying a bath in the middle of nature, be it winter or summer. It is, without a doubt, one of those things that you cannot miss on your visit to Ourense.
This large thermal park extends along the banks of river Minho as it passes through Ourense. As a whole, the river banks are the city’s great green artery: several kilometres of lush vegetation through which to walk, run or cycle while admiring nature and the landscape. In our section of hiking trails you will find a 13-km route that is perfect to discover this area.
The Thermal Walk runs along the right bank of the river and starts just a few metres from the Millennium Bridge. In the area of A Chavasqueira you will find the first thermal areas, the closest ones to the urban centre. Here, if the river level allows it, you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the open air in these free-access hot springs. It is also a perfect area to lie down and sunbathe.
The Thermal Walk continues to the source of O Tinteiro, a well-loved spring appreciated by local neighbours for its skin care properties. The source is located on a viewing platform over the river, and is a good place from which to observe the birds that have turned the river into their home.
A walk of just over 2 kilometres will take you to Muíño da Veiga, with its 4 pools and its magnificent sunsets. The place is also accessible by car as there is a car park nearby. A little further on, the Outariz Spa offers very affordable beauty treatments, sauna and two thermal circuits. Just before the footbridge that crosses to the other shore you’ll find the pools of Outariz and Burga de Canedo, the largest area of thermal activity in Ourense, which is also free. On the opposite shore, in Reza, the route continues along the Nymphs’ Lane, where you will find the last stop, the source of Reza.
A Chavasqueira Thermal Baths
A Chavasqueira Thermal Station
O Tinteiro Hot Spring
Muíño da Veiga Thermal Baths
Outariz Thermal Station
Outariz and Burga de Canedo Thermal Baths
Reza Hot Springs
This fountain at Nymphs’ Lane is fed by a thermal source that crosses the Minho from the opposite shore, with waters very similar to those of the source of O Tinteiro.