PR-G 168 ROTEIRO DOS MEGALITOS

Hiking
1795
On the Way of St. James

Location

Toques - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 00' 49.0" N - 7º 57' 23.6" W
43º 00' 46.5" N - 7º 57' 43.9" W

Description

This is another trail in the municipality of Toques network whose main attraction is O Forno dos Mouros, one of the most important megalithic monuments in Galicia. The route is almost circular, beginning in the village of Mirallos and ending 900 m from the same spot. If you follow the trail clockwise, you will soon enter the Serra do Careón. This mountain area has been named a Site of Community Importance (SCI).

The first leg is mostly mountainous. Continue along dirt roads until you reach O Acibadoiro Church. The wide trail alternates with mysterious narrow paths known as “congostras”. The width of a cart, these tracks are an authentic vestige of the past. As the trail descends, the woods grow more dense, with lovely picturepostcard grasslands also making an appearance.

At the lowest point on the route, the trail connects to Trail PR-G 166 Fervenzas de Toques, making it possible to combine the two.

Go through Baamonde and continue climbing through vast meadows to solitary Lugar do Couso. From here, the trail climbs up to the peaks of the Serra do Bocelo mountains, with spectacular views of the surrounding area, until it reaches the high point on the route: O
Forno do Mouros. This dolmen still has almost all of its paintings.

The trail ends at Mount O Peneiral, just 900 m from the starting point.

Access

In O Souto, capital of the Municipality of Toques, take the CP-4604 in the direction of Sobrado. After 5.6 km, take the turning for Mirallos.

The Ways of St. James

The Primitive Camino

A plus

FORNO DOS MOUROS

Dolmens are Neolithic structures made up of large flat stones. In Galicia, dolmens took on a special size due to the abundance of granite. The ingenuity of their construction is astounding. Legend tells that fabulous treasures are buried beneath Galicia’s dolmens. What we do know is that they were associated with important funerary rites.

Forno dos Mouros, a dolmen dating from 3,000 BC, is situated on the king’s highway that linked As Pontes de García Rodríguez with the Port of Bares, a route along which more than 80 tombs have been catalogued.

Although it is not possible to visit the tomb, the inside is decorated with horizontal zigzag lines, alternating between red and black.

Longitude

12 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Monte do Peneiral (Concello de Toques) - UTM 29T X:584571 Y:4762774
Starting point: Mirallos - UTM 29T X:585030 Y:4762856

Route

Mirallos, Lugar da Casavella, Santa María de Brañas Church or O Acibadoiro Church, Baamonde, O Forno dos Mouros Dolmen, Monte do Peneiral.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

3 hours.

Services

In Souto.

M.I.D.E.

Effort M.I.D.E.:
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Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

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

96 -II Toques e 71-IV As Cruces.

Further information

Concello de Toques
Tel.: 981 505 826  
e-mail: correo@toques.es
web: www.toques.es

J Taboada (Técnico homologador de sendeiros)
Tel.: 626 835 030
xullotaboada@hotmail.com

Kind of route

Small travel

Interest

Architectural interest
Scenic interest

Connections with other trails

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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