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Active tourism is strongly linked to its surroundings, what predominates is the active participation of individuals with a sport that is linked to nature.

In Silleda groups are emerging and even tourism companies which offer, as well as activities like hiking or sightseeing, others regarded as adventure sports, such as canoeing, rafting, archery, petanque, fishing, hunting and clay pigeon shooting.

Along these lines we are given a good example of the new tourism being offered and where what matters is the activity and not just the place.

  • The Granxa Escola – Tourist Lodge
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Archery
  • Petanque

The GRANXA ESCOLA is an Environmental Education Centre located in the heart of Green Galicia, near its highest waterfall, the famous Toxa waterfall.

The farm was opened in 2005, its offers educational activities based on traditional farming techniques, knowledge of the rural world, and environmental education.

Objective: To be a supplement of support to the educational community and a rural leisure center for all the population.

The tourist lodge is a hotel with official recognition as a 2 star establishment since 2010.

The services provided cover everything from accommodation with or without meals, to a full program of activities tailored to the age and tastes of the client:

- Farm (organic vegetable garden, farm animals, environmental education, crafts and food processing).

- Adventure (climbing wall, archery, horseback riding, hiking and orienteering).

The hotel is open to the public all year, with special rates for groups of 20 people or more.

Facilities: For visits with accommodation, the lodge has 7 centrally heated dormitories, with a capacity for 52 beds.

It also has 4 spacious rooms of 90m2, for various activities: nature, workshops and multifunction, living room and a dining room for 100 people.

Green spaces and sports areas: riding, football pitch, volleyball, swimming, climbing wall, zip line and archery spread over 15,000 m2.

Agricultural tourism activity areas: stables (horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits), chicken coop (chickens, turkeys, pheasants), pond (ducks and geese), millpond, orchard and greenhouse.

Location: Located in the hamlet of Reboreda in the parish of Abades, 5 km. from the AP-53 motorway which places it just 30 minutes from Santiago and 1 hour from A Coruña, Vigo and Ourense.

Accreditation:The two facilities are officially recognized as GRANXA ESCOLA & HOSTEL 2 star accommodation by the Xunta de Galicia, appearing in the Register of Enterprises and Tourist Activities.

Address and contact:
Reboreda, nº 6, ABADES
36589 Silleda (Pontevedra)
Phone: 986 681 559 / Móv.: 695 069 933 / Fax: 986 681 570

The HUNTING, FISHING AND SHOOTING  Society of Silleda is a private non-profit association whose sole purpose is the promotion of the sport of hunting, fishing, and  shooting and those related to its practice.

Affiliated to the Galician Federation of Hunting its main sport is that of blood sports, it also includes its sister sports, Fishing and Shooting, and to this end the sections are attached to the respective federations.

Created in 1980 under the initiative of 307 hunters, it now offers all the services one would expect of such an association, opening the doors to an activity such as competitive shooting in its different forms, at the matchless facilities of Campo do Picouto.

Address and contact:
Calle E, nº 4, ground floor
36540 Silleda (Pontevedra)
Phone: 986 581 386 / Mob.: 661 083 004


The traditional archery club DEZARCO is a club created in A Bandeira, thanks to a group of people who are fond of archery. An international sport,  that is done by thousands of people around the world that combines mental concentration and physical effort.

The Club was born in the shadow of Carboeiro Monastery among its thickets full of oak, hazel, cork oaks, birches and strawberry trees. It was formed from the combination of a group of nature lovers who like to do a traditional sport such as archery, especially as a 3D forest route, which is the best way to enjoy these places whilst at the same time respecting all its glory.

This club was launched in January 2008 and the activity is carried out in the Fundación Semana Verde de Galicia forestry area in Silleda.

Address and contact:
Rúa Devesa, 7
Silleda (Pontevedra)
Phone: 690 058 687

There exists graphic testimony that bowls has been a presence in our lives through the years.

In the Monastery of El Escorial there are 17th century tapestries by the Zaragozan Ramón Boyau, Goya’s brother in law, where the painter shows scenes from the time of Carlos III. In these embroideries such as “The Gardener", "The Game of the Heifer", "The Game of Bowling" and others you can see how there is no separation of the social classes and its practice encourages friendships between neighbuors and peoples.

The popularity of this sport in Galicia can be seen by the numbers it attracts, in the order of 50 teams, to the championships in A Bandeira

The Petanque Club is the only one that is federated in the deza region, thus, limiting the regional competitions to Vigo and A Bandeira.

Brief history: Year 1977. - Four locals of A Bandeira, and neighboring parishes, returning from having emigrated to France play in the Campo da Feira with iron balls that no one understands but are in awe of.

Year 1978. -  The Bandeira Petanque Club is founded, enrolling in the Galician Federation. On its debut it was proclaimed champion thus, being promoted to the top and participating in the Spanish Championship in Sevilla, representing Galicia. It achieved ninth place.

Year 1979. - It is proclaimed winner of the Galician Championship (Division of Honour) and plays the Spanish Championship in the Alicante in the town of Benidorm representing Galicia.

Year 1980. - Again represents Galicia, plays in the Spanish Championship in Santander, and achieves seventh place.

Year 1883. – Once again it is up to the club to represent Galicia in the national tournament, this time held at Arenas del Mar (Barcelona).

The Petanque Club has organized since 1979 the summer petanque championship “Festas de Bandeira-Trofeo Concello de Silleda”, one of the most reputable in Galicia, because of its substantial cash prizes (1,500 €), and the fact that it brings together approximately 150 teams.

How it’s played: To play this sport you need a particular type of physical strength, but it is a game of skill and nerve. These features make it accessible to men and women regardless of age.

Whoever wants to be initiated in the sport can find any weekend afternoon, good and accomplished teachers playing in the existing field in the Praza do Antroido in the town of A Bandeira. They will try to make it a pleasant and productive day.

Address and contact:
BAR TRÉCOLA, Rúa Ramón de Valenzuela s/n
Phone: 609 848 09