PR-G 196 RUTA DE CASTRO

Hiking
2

Location

A Estrada - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 46' 23.2" N - 8º 23' 03.9" W

Description

The start of the route can be found in O Seixo, next to the chapel of Nosa Señora das Angustias. The route crosses the nucleus of Prado and runs alongside a huge hórrea (more information in the next section).

After walking through a mixed forest, you will reach San Miguel de Castro. Its church has undergone multiple interventions over the centuries, but it still retains Romanesque remains in its apse and triumphal arch dating from before 1115.

It descends to the Ulla River, running along its banks through a humid forest. Caution should be exercised in rainy seasons, since the channel may overflow onto the route itself. At a point marked clearly with an arrow, you must come off the route for 50 metres in order to enjoy an impressive view of the Gundián bridges, where the Ulla river creates a beautiful canyon.

Before reaching the end of the route, it is highly recommended that you ascend to the O Castro viewpoint and enjoy the panoramic view of the Ulla river and the Gundián bridges. After your trip, you should visit to the Sanctuary of Gundián recreation area.

Access

From A Estrada, you can reach the trail via the N-640 and PO-2017 to O Seixo. From Santiago, take the N-525 and PO-2017.

A plus

The word hórrea (‘granary’) is a local term that is not recognised by the Royal Galician Academy. It is used to define a particular type of granary. These hórreas are typical in the central regions of Galicia, on both banks of the Ulla river, and are distinguished from other granaries by their larger size, width and capacity.

Longitude

11.4 kilometers

11.4 km The deviation measures 900 m there and back.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Capela das Angustias no Seixo (Concello da Estrada)
Starting point: Capela das Angustias no Seixo (Concello da Estrada)

Route

O Seixo, Prado, San Miguel de Castro, río Ulla, Castro, O Seixo.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

3.83 Hours
3 hours and 50 minutes.

Equipment

Hiking shoes.

Services

Off the trail, in A Ponte Ulla.

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

Not suitable

Horse access

Not suitable

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

121-I Vedra

Further information

Concello da Estrada
Tel.: 986 570 030
turismo.aestrada.gal

Kind of route

Small travel

Tipificación

Scenic interest

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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