PR-G 165 SENDEIRO DAS FRAGAS E LEVADAS DO CALVO E DEVA

Hiking
1067

Location

A Cañiza - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 10' 45.8" N - 8º 18' 09.6" W

Description

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.

Walking the 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.

Within the 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.

Access

From A 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.

A plus

CAMIÑO DA RAÍÑA (CAMINO DE LA REINA)

Lady Urraca 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.

Longitude

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)

Route

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.

Difficulty

High

Duration

The main route takes 6 hours.

Equipment

It is recommended that you be prepared for possible inclement weather and carry hiking boots, provisions and water.

Services

Off the trail, in A Cañiza.

M.I.D.E.

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

Not suitable

Horse access

Not suitable

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

224-III Ponteareas, 224-IV A Cañiza, 262-II Arbo

Further information

Concello da Cañiza
Tel.: 986 651 000
www.caniza.org

Kind of route

Small travel

Interest

Ethnography
Natural interest

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
Arriba
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