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Serra do Xurés MTB Centre

R4 - Ruta Picos de Fontefría

We are undoubtedly before one of the most spectacular and demanding routes. With a total of 32,4 kilometres and almost 1,700 metres of accumulated ascent, this is a real challenge for the most experienced cyclists.
From the Reception Point of As Maus de Salas, after crossing the reservoir dam, on our left we leave the dolmen known as Casola do Foxo and we turn to our right towards a wide dirt track.
Over a long ascent, the route starts to gradually take us through the typical granite landscape and semi-desert of O Xurés until reaching the area known as Outeiro do Home Dereito, at an altitude of 1,115 m.
The trail continues to the village of O Salgueiro, located at the foot of Picos de Fontefría, abandoned by its inhabitants halfway through the 19th century due to the diffi culty of establishing adequate access routes. All the buildings and bordering areas currently belong to the Xunta de Galicia, that, in collaboration with the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Nature Reserve, carry out different environmental management programmes and their gradual reconstruction. Wild goat recovery programmes have been started in the surroundings.
Leaving O Salgueiro and after an intense ascent, we come to “Carballeira da Barxa”, an area of very well preserved autochthonous forest and an Integral Reserve of this protected area.
Before joining the “Megalithic” Route again and returning to As Maus de Salas, the last part of the trail goes through the highest areas of Serra do Xurés, between crags and granite boulders that give the landscape an arid look but one of great natural value.

ruta MEGALÍTICA
start pointCentro de Montaña Aviva. As Maus de Salas
41ª56´10.53”N / 007º55´28.59”W
 max. heightaltitude difference (+)distanceconnection/s
1161 m1106 m32,4 km4,5
fi nish pointCentro de Montaña Aviva. As Maus de Salas
41ª56´10.53”N / 007º55´28.59”W
min. heightaltitude difference (-)timedifficulty
766 m-1106 m4hvery difficult

In order to accede to the village of O Salgueiro, owned by The Galicia Goverment, visitors must get in touch with the Natural Park via phone (988 448 048, from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00), fax (988 448 181) or by e-mail (parque.natural. xures@xunta.es), providing the following data:

  • Responsible person (name and surname, Identity Card, postal address, phone number, e-mail address and a declaration stating that he knows and accepts the rules for acceding the village)
  • Date of visit
  • Number of participants

The access to the village will be on foot or by bicycle, from 10:00 to 20:00 in July and August, and from 10:00 to 18:00 the rest of the year.

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