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As mentioned in the previous stage, this district is known as A Terra Chá, encompassing several municipalities in the province of Lugo. In 2003, this region and the upper section of the Miño River were declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve under the name Terras do Miño.
After Abadín, the route runs through the parishes of San Xoán Castromaior and San Bartolomeu de Corvelle, in the municipality of Vilalba. We then cross the Arnela River via a medieval bridge. Pontevella brings another medieval bridge over the Batán River, this one with three magnificent arches. We have reached Martiñán.
After leaving Martiñán, we come to Goiriz. This section of the route takes us through wetlands, such as those after As Chouzas, and past charming examples of vernacular and religious architecture: country houses, stone crosses and stone washing places.
We enter Vilalba, heart of A Terra Chá. This town, whose origins date back to the 13th century, is a crossroads presided over by Andrade Tower (15th century).