PR-G 172 RUTA DO RÍO CHANCA

Hiking
2210
On the Way of St. James

Location

Pontevedra

Meaño | Meis

Coordinates:
42º 26' 02.6" N - 8º 46' 57.0" W
42º 27' 51.1" N - 8º 44' 28.8" W

Description

This new trail runs along the western part of the O Salnés district. It climbs from sea level along a gentle, pleasant path, following the course of the Chanca River to A Armenteira Convent.

Along the way you will pass more than 20 mills, some of them completely restored. Inside, you can see how the grain was milled. The mill at O Pontilllón is a unique example. Its cylindrical millpond (the area where the water enters) was constructed using stacked  stone rings, a demonstration of the skill of those long-ago “canteiros” (stonemasons).

The first half of the trail is gentle, running through vineyards which extend along both sides of the river in some sections. As you climb, you will enter a wooded area of deciduous trees along the river.

At the end of the route, a fourmetre stone wall will indicate that you have reached the grounds of A Armenteira Monastery. Walk around
the convent to the centre of the village.

Access

Lugar de Galiñáns (Meaño), on the PO-9205, next to the bridge across the Chanca River.

The Ways of St. James

The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla

Longitude

7 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: A Armenteira (Concello de Meis) - UTM 29T X:521264 Y:47011349
Starting point: A Ponte de Caxoi (Concello de Meaño) - UTM 29T X:517889 Y:4797994

Route

A Ponte de Caxoi, Muíños de San Miguel de Lores, Muíños de Sta. María de Simes, Muíño do Pontillón, Lugar de Valboa, Muíños da Buraca, A Armenteira.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

2 hours and 10 minutes.

Services

In A Armenteira.

M.I.D.E.

Effort M.I.D.E.:
Itinerary M.I.D.E.:
Displacement M.I.D.E.:
Enviroment M.I.D.E.:

Bicycle access

Partially suitable

Horse access

Partially suitable

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

185-I Meaño.

Further information

Concello de Meaño
Tel.: 986 747 102
info@concellodemeano.com
www.concellodemeano.com

Concello de Meis
Tel.: 986 712 001
correo@meis.gal
www.meis.gal

Deputación de Pontevedra
Tel.: 986 804 100
www.depo.gal

Kind of route

Small travel

Interest

Ethnography
Natural interest
Scenic interest

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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