From the Main Square, in the Historic Centre, A Chavasqueira thermal baths (the closest ones to the city centre) are just over two kilometres on foot; going there will take you a half hour. But if you want to get closer to Outariz and Burga de Canedo, the last pools of river Minho’s Thermal Route, the distance increases to 7 kilometres. The most comfortable alternative is to use the Thermal Train, which will take you to the thermal area of Outariz through the river lane, stopping at at all the pools and crossing the arches of the Old Bridge, in a 30-minute trip in which you will enjoy the beautiful views of Ourense. The train departs from the Main Square; you can buy the ticket directly from the driver. The price is the same as the urban bus ticket, € 0.85.
There are two regular bus lines serving partially the Minho thermal areas. Line 26 (Chavasqueira-Residencia) will take you to this bathing area at the beginning of the Route, while line 5 (Reza-Ceboliño) will leave you in the parking lot of Pozas de Maimón. From there you only have to cross the pedestrian walkway in order to arrive to the area of Outariz and Burga de Canedo.
Thermal Train (summer season)
- Main Square: 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 h
- Outariz: 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 h
L26 – Stop: St Lazarus’ Park – Monday to Friday every 30 minutes. Saturday, Saunday and holidays, every 70 minutes.
L5 – Stop: St Lazarus’ Park – Every 80 minutes.
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To the Thermal Baths by Car
If you prefer to use your own car, you must know that the Minho Thermal Route is only for pedestrians and you will not be able to drive through it. However, there are three nearby free parking areas from which you can comfortably access the thermal baths.
- Campo de la Feria: Access from Ribeiriño Street. Close to A Chavasqueira and O Tinteiro.
Coord. GM: 42.34837, -7.91156 | GPS:N 42º 20′ 51.846″ O 7º 52′ 41.357″
- Muíño da Veiga: Access from N-120 road (Signposted). Close to Muíño da Veiga and Outariz.
Coord. GM: 42.35234 , -7.90993 | GPS: N 42º 21′ 8.629″ O 7º 54′ 34.97″
- Pozas de Maimón: Access from OU-402 road. Close to Outariz and Burga de Canedo.
Coord. GM: 42.34837, -7.91156 | GPS: N 42º 20′ 53.84″ O 7º 54′ 44.23″
- See parking areas on a map
Bicycles offer the magnificent opportunity to enjoy the Minho Thermal Route in a different way. In A Chavasqueira and Outariz there are collection points of the municipal bicycle rental service.