PR-G126 ROTA DOS MIRADOIROS LOBEIRA-FARO DAS LÚAS

Hiking
On the Way of St. James
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Coordinates:
42º 33' 30.4" N - 8º 46' 48.2" W
42º 33' 46.1" N - 8º 45' 45.8" W

Description

Landscape interest
The route starts in the vicinity of the parish church of András; we walk a few metres down the road and turn right along a forest track until we come to the first compulsory stop: As Lúas Lighthouse. This stainless steel construction, whose name means “The Glasses”, was called thus due to the sun’s rays reflecting in the three glass sections on its upper part, and is an excellent vantage point over the Ría de Arousa and the islands of Arousa and A Toxa.
The path continues along a forest track that is quite irregular. It takes us to the top of Mount Lobeira (292 m), the end of this route. At the top there is a viewpoint from where we can observe the island of Ons, O Grove isthmus, and even O Barbanza mountain range and Salnés Valley on clear days. There is also a monument to the victims of the sea and a plaque placed by the the British Admiralty, recalling the sailors who lost their lives when the “Serpent” sank.
Several archaeological excavations on the top of the hill have uncovered 25 metres of the old wall and a large cistern, which collected rainwater for the inhabitants of the fortress.

Access

On the AP-9 that links Santiago de Compostela and Pontevedra, take exit 119 onto the AG-41 dual carriageway. Take exit 1 onto the PO-300 and follow the indications towards the PO-301 and the PO-9701 that take you directly to András. On arriving in the town, you will find the indications to take you to the church.

The Ways of St. James

The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla

Duration

Duration (hours): 1

longitude

Length (Km.): 4.41

Difficulty

Low

Links

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Mount Lobeira (Vilanova de Arousa) - UTM:29T X:519595 Y:4712512
Starting point: András parish church (Vilanova de Arousa) - UTM:29T X:518185 Y:4712025

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 97 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 246 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 67 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 214 m.
Trail elevation profile

Horse access

Totally suitable

Route

Travel: András parish church, As Lúas lighthouse, Mount Lobeira.

cartography I.G.N. (1:25:000)

Cartography: Nº 152-II Cambados.

Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Services

Services description: Off the route, in András.

Further information

More information: Vilanova de Arousa Town Council
Praza do Concello, 1. 36620 Vilanova de Arousa
Tel.: 986 554 021/ Fax: 986 554 069
e-mail: museos@vilanovadearousa.com
www.vilanovadearousa.com

Galician Mountaineering Association
(see page 146)

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Kind of route

Small travel
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Map

Last update: 16/11/2016
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