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PR-G 165 SENDEIRO DAS FRAGAS E LEVADAS DO CALVO E DEVA
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.
Cañiza, continue on the PO-9402 road for 7.7 km until the intersection where
the turn to A Ponte is indicated. Continue along this turn for 500 m to the
bridge where the trailhead is located.
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.
Point of Departure / Arrival
Point of arrival: A Ponte (Concello da Cañiza)
Starting point: A Ponte (Concello da Cañiza)
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.
recommended that you be prepared for possible inclement weather and carry
hiking boots, provisions and water.
Off the trail, in A Cañiza.
cartography I.G.N. (1:25:000)
224-III Ponteareas, 224-IV A Cañiza, 262-II Arbo
Concello da Cañiza Tel.: 986 651 000 www.caniza.org