The Otero Pedrayo Foundation is an important Spanish foundation dedicated to the patriarch of the Letras Galegas (modern Galician literature), who lived between 1888 and 1976. The foundation has recently become rurAllure associate member, joining the Literary Heritage pilot.
Otero Pedrayo was a geographer, writer and intellectual. He was a key member of the Galician cultural and political movement Xeración Nós in 1920s.
On 30th October, the foundation, in collaboration with rurAllure, conducted a meeting with various cycling clubs in Ourense aiming to promote sustainable tourism and rural development.
On this occasion of the 101st anniversary of the publication of the first issue of the literary magazine “Nós”, a group of cyclists made a bicycle trip from Ourense to visit the recreational area of Otero Pedrayo Foundation. The event allowed spreading the mission of the European project and attract visitors to literary spaces, such as the Otero Pedrayo Foundation, with the aim of increasing the impact of the St James’ Ways (Camino de Santiago) in rural territories.
rurAllure project coordinator Martín López Nores and Susana Reboreda, professor of ancient history and the dean of the faculty of history at the University of Vigo, underlined opportunities for local stakeholders to attract pilgrims to literary heritage sites, contributing to sustainable travel and offering an innovative tourism product.
“It makes me happy that the young people come to visit me often and in whom I see how old ideas live and grow with new courage” said Otero Pedrayo, which perfectly matches the mission of the rurAllure, committed to promoting his beloved land as a hub of responsible travel.