The route coincides on many points with the famous Ruta da Pedra e da Auga hiking path, which means cyclists must slow down and give priority to passers-by. From the Barrantes watermills the route starts the ascent of the first sections of little difficulty along side the River Armenteira until it passes by the reconstructed O Serén watermills and the unique sculptural monument of "Aldea Labrega" in Meis. The route gains altitude and difficulty in the last section, moving away from the river´s complicated course and approaching the village of Silván. Later, in a short asphalted section, the route goes back along the river to slowly reach the monastery.
On this itinerary, you will enjoy leafy river landscapes and the rich popular architecture along this small river. At the end of the route a visit to A Armenteira Monastery is a must. Via this route you can make the most of the whole network, as it connects with Routes 6 and 9 in Barrantes and with Routes 3 and 5 in A Armenteira.
Ruta dos muíños de Armenteira
Mills of Barrantes. A Ponte Nova. UTM 29T 518675 4704775