routenameKmlevel of difficulty
R1Ruta das CARBALLEIRAS13 KmDificultade azúl
R2Ruta de VALMEDO21 KmDificultade vermella
R3Conexión RIÓS-BARXA28,7 KmDificultade vermella
R4Ruta de PENA MASEIRA44 KmDificultade negra
R5Ruta dos TRES REINOS23,3 KmDificultade vermella
R6Ruta Os CASTROS22,4 KmDificultade azul
R7Conexión A GUDIÑA-ENTRECINSA19,3 KmDificultade negra
R8Ruta do VAL DO RÍO CONSO18,9 KmDificultade vermella
R9Ruta do ENCORO DO VAO7,8 KmDificultade azul
R10Conexión VILARIÑO DE CONSO-VIANA DO BOLO16 kmDificultade vermella
R11Ruta AS TELLEIRAS12 kmDificultade azul
R12Ruta A ESCRITA17,8 kmDificultade vermella

 You can see the details of the different routes on a computer or GPS with GPX. and KMZ. files. The GPX co-ordinates are GPS data exchange files and need the right programme to import them into your GPS. The KMZ co-ordinates are files with geographical data that can be seen with the free programme Google Earth.

 

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R1 - Ruta das Carballeiras

R1

Circular route around The Castaña Interpretation Centre, the old rectory in Trasestrada.

The route starts at the A Castaña Interpretation Centre in A Eirexa (Trasestrada), an old rectory which has been renovated and is now a Mountain Bike Centre information point. It also houses a complete exhibition on the chestnut, the star of the local cuisine, of the economic activity of the municipality and of the landscape along this trail. At the very beginning of the itinerary is the parish Church of Santo Estevo. From here on, the route alternates stretches of country road and forest tracks that head towards San Cristovo and then continue on to Riós over a path between fields and chestnut forests. Once in Riós – the municipal capital – you can visit the parish Church of Santa María, built in the Baroque style. From the Riós town centre, and sharing a common stretch of Route 2, “Ruta de Valmedo ”, this route continues North on a dirt road that goes to As Vendas da Barreira, where you can stop along the way to take a look at the Chapel of San Mauro and the baptismal font located on the outside of the building. Once you’ve left behind this hamlet, the route travels for a few kilometres over the Southeastern Way of St James (the “Silver Route”) until it splits off at the location known as “As Mallas”, then continues to Domiz and finally returns to the route’s starting point.

start point_Centro de Interpretación da Castaña (Riós).
X= 41º59.901´N Y= 007º18.671´ W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
889324mDificultade fácil2,3
finish point_Centro de Interpretación da Castaña (Riós).
X= 41º59.901´N Y= 007º18.671´ W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
75415,9%13 Km1h 30´36

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R2 - Ruta de Valmedo

R2

A chance to visit the surroundings of the village of Riós sharing several sections of the Way of St. James (the “Silver Route”).

Starting in Riós, this route shares its first section with Route 1, “Ruta das Carballeiras ” as far as the village of As Vendas da Barreira. In this first section, there are about 150 metres of national motorway that you’ll have to travel along, so be careful. Next, you take the turnoff towards Trancoso and As Porqueiras. After cycling through a dense oak forest along the River Mente, take the forest track towards to Virxe dos Remedios Hermitage. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view of the A Urdiñeira Mountain Range, an area of great archaeological and natural value. The trail heads towards the location known as “Os Caborcos dos Infernos”, where it begins a rapid descent until it once again reaches the River Mente. After passing under two spectacular viaducts, you’ll reach the hamlet of Atallo do Mente. Once you’ve crossed the river and biked parallel to the motorway, you’ll reach O Navallo, where you can visit the Church of San Vicente. From this point, the route heads towards the areas of Fragoso and O Cabezo, then joins part of the Southeastern Way of St James (the “Silver Route”) and then returns to Riós.

ruta de VALMEDO
start point_Health Establishment (Riós)
X= 41ª58.542´N Y= 007º16.921¨W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
876697 mDificultade dificil1
finish point_Health Establishment (Riós)
X= 41ª58.542´N Y= 007º16.921¨W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
66417 %21 Km2h 30´93

 

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R3 - Conexión Riós-Barxa

R3

A challenging route for experienced cyclists, very hilly and with technical areas, through the Marcelín river valley reaching the village of Barxa.

From Riós, this connection crosses the Marcelín River Valley as far as the village of Santa Baia, then continues on to San Paio, where a short climb up to Castrelo de Abaixo begins. This border area where the Rivers Mente and Arzoá come together, near the Montesinho Nature Park (Portugal) and the heart of Trambolosríos is rich in Mediterranean-influenced ecology and has species that are unique to Galicia. The road begins to descend in Castrelo de Abaixo until it reaches A Veiga do Seixo, where you’ll pedal alongside the border. After crossing the River Mente in A Ponte de Veiga, a fairly technical climb begins that will reward the rider with a quick descent to As Forcadas and the natural watchtower of Curva do Cepillo. From this point, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the border with Portugal, Pena Maseira and – in the background – Barxa, the final destination of this route. The Chapel of San Xoán and the “Muíños de Cachón” are must-sees in Barxa.

start point_Health Establishment (Riós)
X= 41ª58.542´N Y= 007º16.921¨W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
8391003 mDificultade dificil4
finish point_Health Establishment (Riós)
X= 41ª58.542´N Y= 007º16.921¨W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
58321,4 %28,7 Km3h122

 

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R4 - Ruta de Pena Maseira

R4

The most demanding and tough route in the Trail Center that runs A Gudiña surroundings through Pena Maseira. Visit the neighboring village of A Mezquita allowing liaison with routes number 5 and 6.

This big circular route features the biodiversity of the municipality of A Gudiña through a natural corridor crossing Pena Maseira, between the Macizo Central of Ourense and the Montesinho Nature Park in Portugal. In its first kilometres, the trail heads in the direction of the river beach of A Ribeira then continues along flat ground among chestnut trees until it reaches the village of Pentes, where you’ll be surprised by the presence of a large, centuries-old chestnut tree. Continuing through the same valley, when you reach Covelas, there is an off-route detour that will take you to Mount Furado, a hole made in the side foothills in order to divert the River Pentes, along with some old tungsten mines and the “Muíño das Canteiras”. In Barxa, heading to the area known as “Os Covatos”, you’ll cross the River San Lourenzo over a stone walkway where you’ll have to get off your bike in order to move forward. In the area surrounding Pena Maseira – in As Salgueiras – you can enjoy the pristine pastures and native forests. After reaching the municipal capital of A Mezquita, the route shares the path with Route 5 “Ruta dos Castros ” to O Pereiro, where the two routes separate once again. After riding your bike along a stretch of the Southeastern Way of St James (the “Silver Route”) to O Canizo, you’ll return to A Gudiña along a track that runs parallel to the national road.

start point_Casa da Viúva (A Gudiña)
X= 42º 03.634´N Y= 007º08.433´ W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
1078997 mDificultade dificil5,6
finish point_Casa da Viúva (A Gudiña)
X= 42º 03.634´N Y= 007º08.433´ W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
63720,6 %44 Km2h 30´115

 

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R5 - Ruta dos Tres Reinos

R5

This circular route stars in the village of A Mezquita and offers the opportunity to visit the Penedo dos Tres Reinos in the border between Galicia, Portugal and Castile-Leon.

This route will allow you to visit the Penedo dos Tres Reinos, a mountainous area that defines the border between Galicia, Portugal and Castile-León. It is also known to be a transit area for the Ruta de la Pana (the “Corduroy Route”) – a route used by smugglers who brought this raw textile material from Portugal to the municipality of A Rúa, where it was loaded onto the train to Barcelona to be manufactured and exported to UK. A stop is recommended in the first few kilometres of the trail in order to stop in Chaguazoso and visit its church. After leaving the hamlet of Manzalvos, just over two kilometres further along there is an off-route detour that marks the location of the Penedo dos Tres Reinos. Upon return to the original route and passing through Cádavos, continue on towards Santigoso, sharing the last stretch of the trail that leads to A Mezquita with Route 6, “Ruta dos Castros”.

start point_Casa do Concello (A Mezquita)
x= 42º02.245´N Y= 007ª00.877´ W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
1042475 mDificultade dificil6
finish point_Casa do Concello (A Mezquita)
x= 42º02.245´N Y= 007ª00.877´ W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
94711,7 %23,3 km2h 30´h39

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R6 - Ruta Os Castros

R6

The only one route located in the village of Vilavella that allows the visit of Alto da Canda, bordering with Castile and Leon and the Alto do Castelo.

The first section of this cycling route climbs to Portela da Canda, the boundary between the provinces of Zamora and Ourense. An off-route detour will allow you to visit the Alto do Castelo, where you can enjoy a lovely view from the remains of an ancient and unexcavated fortress. After linking up with Route 5 “Ruta dos Tres Reinos”, you’ll continue descending toward the village of Santigoso, where you can visit the Church of San Simón. Very near to A Mezquita, it is possible to link up with Route 4, “Ruta de Pena Maseira” in the direction of A Gudiña or continue the original Route 6 path on a dirt road heading North that goes to O Pereiro. At the outskirts of this municipality, you’ll have to turn onto a path to the right that runs parallel to the River Pereiro and that returns cyclists to the church in A Vilavella.

start point_A Vilavella’s church.
X= 42º00.794´N Y=007º02.717´ W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
1342759 mDificultade facil4,5
finish point_A Vilavella’s church.
X= 42º00.794´N Y=007º02.717´ W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
94122,7 %22,4 km2h 30´h97

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R7 - Conexión A Gudiña-Entrecinsa

R7

The route connecting both areas of the Trail Center across the reservoir of As Portas.

Awaiting the cyclist is a spectacular path with some technical difficulties due to being uneven in some places. However, efforts will be rewarded with some of the best views of the O Invernadeiro Nature Park and the As Portas Reservoir. After leaving the centre of A Gudiña, via the road to Val da Porca you take a forest track towards A Venda do Espiño and then continue towards Carracedo da Serra. After reaching the top of Alto das Portas, we suggest you make a short stop to recharge and enjoy this natural viewpoint before starting a dramatic descent ending at the base of the reservoir itself. A short climb from the road linking A Gudiña to Vilariño de Conso allows the rider to reach the village of Casarellos, the end of the connection. From here, the most recommended option is to follow Route 8, “Ruta do Val do Río Conso” in its descent to Entrecinsa. The final kilometres run over the Camiño da Veiga Cibeira, parallel to the River Conso until you reach the Casa do Concello in Vilariño de Conso.

start point_Casa da Viúva (A Gudiña)
X= 42º 03.634´N Y= 007º08.433´W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
1116601 mDificultade dificil8
finish point_Casarellos. Entrecinsa (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42ª07.665´N Y= 007º12.335´W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
77714,4 %19,3 km2h 30´h68

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R8 - Ruta do Val do Río Conso

R8

Beautiful circular route with obligatory visit to the picturesque village of Hedrada.

Magnificent route that crosses the Conso River Valley and seamlessly combines a passion for mountain biking with the pleasure of discovering an unspoiled, indigenous landscape. After reaching the village of Soutelo and descending through a forest of chestnut trees to the River Pentes, you reach the village of Soutogrande. This place is known for the presence of the Castiñeiro da Corredoira, one of the largest chestnut trees in Galicia. In Sabuguido, do not miss the church of Santa María, one of the best architectural examples in the territory. Following an old stone-paved road that is part of the trail known as the “Ruta de Sabuguido”, there is an off-route detour marked at the Hedrada Reservoir that ends at the village of the same name. This picturesque village – real must-see – has several attractions, such as the Chapel of San Xoán and the Hedrada Waterfall. From the dam, the trail continues along a road with little traffic towards Casarellos until it reaches Entrecinsa where, parallel to the River Conso, you’ll cover the last few kilometres back to Vilariño de Conso.

start point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
956787 mDificultade dificilwithout connections
finish point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
66124,4 %18,9 km2h90

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R9 - Ruta do Encoro do Vao

R9

The shortest route of the Trail Center easy and suitable for all levels around the reservoir of O Vao from the village of Vilariño de Conso.

With the O Vao Reservoir as protagonist, all mountain bike enthusiasts can enjoy a varied route whose only difficulty is the ascent to the village of Conso over a concrete track. The P.R.G 118 “Ruta dos Soutos” official path has been used in part to design this trail, so attention must be paid to the presence of hikers and traffic rules must be followed. In the village of Conso stands the Pazo de Conso, an example of traditional Galician manors of noble character. From this point, you’ll head towards A Vesada and cross the O Vao Reservoir over the Santa Mariña Bridge. At this intersection, you can follow the Route 10 signs to the connection with Viana do Bolo or return to Vilariño de Conso making a last don’t-miss stop-off on the river beach of the River Cenza, near the end of the route.

start point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
772244 mDificultade facil10
finish point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
65121,7 %7,8 km2h29

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R10 - Conexión Vilariño de Conso-Viana do Bolo

R10

This route runs from south to north of the reservoir of O Vao to connect the villages of Vilariño de Conso and Viana do Bolo.

A spectacular tour that shares the first kilometres with Route 9, “Ruta do Encoro do Vao” pedalling round both banks of this reservoir that bathes the territory known as “Terras do Bolo”. After crossing the Santa Mariña Bridge, this trail continues North until it reaches O Lombo and O Campo Vello. In Quintela do Pando you can visit the Church of Santa Isabel and enjoy the panoramic views of the Alto da Chavea. After crossing the bridge linking the towns of Vilariño de Conso and Viana do Bolo, it is possible to connect with Route 11 of the Mountainbike Centre – “Ruta As Telleiras – or do the last few kilometres over the road through the village until you reach the Casa da Cultura which houses the reception point.

start point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
900633 mDificultade Dificil9,11
finish point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
64123,7 %16 km1h 40´81

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R11 - Ruta As Telleiras

R11

Circular route through the reservoir of O Vao in Viana do Bolo for cyclists of all levels.It is recommended to visit the Medulas of Caldesiños.

This circular route is ideal for users who are starting out on the mountain bike, as it is one of the shortest routes and features a technically simple trail that allows you to enjoy lovely surroundings. Its first few metres cross the centre of the town through the Main Square and the old fortress where the keep housing the Terras de Viana Ethnographic Museum is located. After crossing the bridge on the road to Vilariño de Conso and continue on a few metres, pay attention so as to turn left on the track that skirts the reservoir. Enjoying a pleasant ride, you’ll cross the reservoir over the Sanxez Bridge. At this point, you can continue the route or follow the off-route detour signs outside to the Médulas de Caldesiños. These ancient Roman farms led to the existence of several “telleiras” – old kilns where they fired the tiles made of clay extracted from the Médulas, whose remains are still appreciable today. To return to Viana do Bolo from the bridge, you’ll need to travel one kilometre from the main road until you turn in the direction of the San Cibrao viewpoint and enjoy a beautiful view of the town before returning to the reception point at the Casa da Cultura.

start point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
749427 mDificultade Facilwithout connections
finish point_Casa do Concello (Vilariño de Conso)
X= 42º09.985´N Y= 007º10.933´W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
64623,2 %12 km1h 30´50

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R12 - Ruta A Escrita

R12

A mid-level circular route that allows to visit the area known as "Terras do Bolo".

This is a route for advanced riders who, heading North, will cover some of the most characteristic hamlets in the “Terras do Bolo”, such as Hedroso, Tabazoa de Hedroso and Mourisca. What’s more, from the Alto da Escrita you can also have a great view of Viana do Bolo showing its picturesque setting surrounded by the O Vao Reservoir and crowned by the remains of the mediaeval fortress. The first kilometres of the trail head towards the parish of Punxeiro and then towards the Chapel San Román in Hedroso. From this point, you’ll have to pedal along a track through the area known as “As Devesas” until you reach the hamlet of Tabazoa de Hedroso, which is divided into two districts: Barrio de Riba and Barrio de Baixo. After reaching the summit of Alto da Escrita, a track running between fields on the edge of the banks of the reservoir returns to the village centre, where we suggest you to visit the fortress keep and the Main Square before returning to the reception point at the Casa da Cultura.

start point_Casa da Cultura (Viana do Bolo)
X= 42º10.713´N Y= 007º06.571´ W
 max. heightaltitude differencedifficultyconnection/s
1002546 mDificultad Dificil11
finish point_Casa da Cultura (Viana do Bolo)
X= 42º10.713´N Y= 007º06.571´ W
min. heightmax. inclinedistancetimeIBP index
65316,4 %17,8 km2h 15´75

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