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Circular path of a demanding route with a multitude of variants and deviations. It passes through places of extraordinary natural value such as the Calvo river forest, classified as a Natural Area of Local Interest.
route clockwise, you will head towards the Deva river and descend on a cobbled
path bordered by a huge fraga (Galician for a mountainous region full of
a variety of deciduous species). The unevenness of the river was used to build
mills to which the water was diverted through channels called levadas.
Leaving the Deva river, you will reach O Feirón and the Pazo del Conde de
Cervellón and, later, the stylised church of Santiago in Parada de Achas.
rugged Calvo river basin, shade and moisture create the perfect growing
conditions for mosses and lichens. The path is difficult at some points, so we
must exercise extreme caution, especially with wet ground.
The PR-G 165.3 variant allows us to access the Coto da Vella summit, joining the Camiño da Raíña, a very old communication route that was supposedly used by Queen Doña Urraca on her trip to A Franqueira.
CAMIÑO DA RAÍÑA (CAMINO DE LA REINA)
supposedly took this route on her journey from the lands of Castilla to the
convent of A Franqueira, in order to visit her properties in Galician
territory. It was a very
important means of communication in the Middle Ages, as it served to connect
Atlantic fishing ports with inland Galicia.
A network of snowfields was created in which snow was accumulated to help keep produce fresh in the summer. The snowfield of A Franqueira, also known as Neveiro dos Frades, is located and can be visited in the Coto da Vella. It is estimated that it was originally almost six metres deep.
16.3 km The different optional routes measure 1,000 m, 500 m, 11.9 km and 1.1 km. The deviations add a further 2 km.
The main route runs through A Ponte, Lugar das Caldas, Muíño de San Paio, Fraga do Río Deva, Pazo do Conde de Cervello, Parada das Achas, Fraga do Río Calvo, Camiño da Raíña, Lugar da Ibia, A Ponte.
The main route takes 6 hours.
It is recommended that you be prepared for possible inclement weather and carry hiking boots, provisions and water.
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