PR-G143 ROTEIRO DO RÍO ARNOIA

Hiking
467

Location

Ourense

Cartelle | Gomesende | Ramirás

Coordinates:
42º 12' 30.1" N - 8º 06' 34.2" W
42º 12' 26.3" N - 8º 04' 29.9" W

Description

Natural interest
The beginning of this route, on coming to Cachón dam, runs for almost 2 km by a hydraulic canal that was built in the mid-20th century to divert the river water and produce energy that supplied the tin mines of Sierra Seixosa.
After completing the canal stretch in La Bomba, at the meander of the River Arnoia known as Coto de Seoane, there is a sharp climb up westwards. We then come back to the river to see the remains of the Chancela Mills on the other bank from the route. In the village of O Viso we can visit the small chapel of As Angustias before going up a narrow path between walls and reaching the higher lands of the Sierra del Seixival, and the end of the route at the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora do Val.
A Baroque building on the ancient Pilgrims’ Road to Santiago coming from Porto and Celanova. Our attention is drawn to the remains of the unfinished Renaissance courtyard, where the cemetery lies. From the sanctuary we can go back to Escudeiros along a three-kilometer trail heading eastwards.

Access

On the the OU-531 linking Celanova and Cortegada, in Vilavidal you will find the diversion that takes us to Escudeiros.

Duration

Duration (hours): 3

longitude

Length (Km.): 11.0

Difficulty

Medium

Links

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 200 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 548 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 365 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 479 m.
Trail elevation profile

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Sanctuary of Nosa Señora do Val (Gomesende) - UTM:29T X:573631 Y:4673510
Starting point: A few metres from the stone cross of Escudeiros (Ramirás) - UTM:29T X:576481 Y:4673424

Horse access

Totally suitable

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

Cartography: Nº 225-III Cortegada.

Route

Travel: Escudeiros, O Viso, Arnoia Seca, Sanctuary of Nosa Señora do Val.

Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Services

Services description: Off the route, in Escudeiros and Gomesende.

Further information

More information: Ramirás Town Council
O Picouto, s/n.
32810 Ramirás
Tel.: 988 491 523 / Fax: 988 478 604
e-mail: concello.ramiras@eidolocal.es
www.ramiras.es

Gomesende Town Council
Sobrado, s/n.
32212 Gomesende
Tel.: 988 485 000 / Fax: 988 485 001
e-mail:concellogomesende@yahoo.es
www.concellogomesende.org

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Kind of route

Small travel
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Map

Last update: 18/11/2016
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