PR-G 189 RUTA DOS CASTROS DO IRIXO

Hiking
1098

Location

O Irixo - Ourense

Coordinates:
42º 30' 55.2" N - 8º 07' 45.3" W
42º 29' 58.9" N - 8º 08' 24.1" W

Description

From O Irixo de Arriba to Valdesoiro, the route visits places that have been populated since ancient times. Thanks to modern-day depopulation, nature has reclaimed its land and forests and silvicultural plantations border the route.

This route is flat amd passes by the collapsed Valcobo mill, next to the Coedo river. A water channel brings you to an optional additional route that goes up to Coto do Castro, where you will find the barely visible remains of the rampart of Castro de Orros.

In Paredes, you will make a small detour to see the remains of its granaries. The path then descends to Os Casares and, after a small hill, will bring you closer to Valdesoiro.

On this route, we can find traditional mixed granaries made of stone and wood. These granaries do not normally rest on foundations, but on beams (walls or transverse pieces, the same width as the chamber) and have a slate or tile roof.

Access

From O Carballiño on the OU-202, or from Lalín on the PO-202. Turn at O Irixo towards Irixo de Arriba.

A plus

THE GROUP OF GRANARIES

Although groups of granaries exist throughout Galicia, they are more prevalent in the province of Ourense and in the mountain ranges of Pontevedra. When a village is composed of attached houses and it is not possible to construct granaries next to houses, all the granaries in the neighbourhood are built together in a public or communal space on rocks and sterile land that has no other use.

Longitude

5.4 km and the deviation is 1.2 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Valdesoiro (Concello do Irixo).
Starting point: Irixo de Arriba (Concello do Irixo).

Route

Irixo de Arriba, Coedo river, Coto do Castro, Orros, church of Santa Mariña da Cidá, Rego da Cidá, Paredes (set of granaries), Os Casares, Valdesoiro.

Difficulty

Low

Duration

2 hours and 10 minutes.

Services

In O Irixo.

M.I.D.E.

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

Not suitable

Horse access

Not suitable

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

154-III O Irixo, 187-I O Carballiño

Further information

Concello do Irixo
Tel.: 988 287 400
www.oirixo.gal

Segatur (Sendeiros de Galicia para o Turismo Rural S.L.)
Tel. 654 165 730 / 886 117 011
info@segatur.com
www.segatur.com

Kind of route

Small travel

Interest

Natural interest
Traditional architecture

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
Arriba