PR-G 213 SENDEIRO OS BOSQUES MÁXICOS DE CASTRO CALDELAS

Hiking
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Location

Castro Caldelas - Ourense

Coordinates:
42º 22' 29.7" N - 7º 24' 55.2" W

Description

The path forms two loops that meet at the Prado square in the municipal capital of O Castro de Caldelas. You can do the complete route or choose one of the loops, as both options are circular.

The short loop, about five kilometres long, starts with an incredible panoramic view of the castle and then approaches the church of Camba (10th century).  From here, it descends to the river and recreational area of Ponte das Táboas. Following the Edo river, the loop returns to O Castro de Caldelas between mills and forests.

The long ring, about fifteen kilometres, descends between villages and forests towards the Edo river. In a short time, you will reach the ruins of the monastery of San Paio de Abeleda (12th century), which is located between wide vineyards. Afterwards, the itinerary continues close to the O Porto river, skirting the mountain crowned by the village of Poboeiros. In Souto de Poboeiros, centuries-old oak and chestnut trees surround and shade this path.

TIPS

The route crosses busy roads in various places. Be cautious.

Access

O Castro de Caldelas is an important town on the OU-536 between Ourense and the Trives region.

A plus

O CASTRO DE CALDELAS CASTLE

It is believed that this fortress that belonged to the Counts of Lemos is situated on a primitive fort and a later Roman camp. The current construction dates from the 14th century. During the Irmandiño revolts, between the years 1467 and 1469, the Irmandiño forces seized and partially destroyed the fortress. After the revolts, the Count of Lemos punished his vassals, forcing them to rebuild the castle.

Today it is a cultural centre and houses the tourist office, the municipal library, an assembly hall and an archaeological and ethnographic museum.

Longitude

20,6 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Praza do Prado en O Castro de Caldelas (Concello de Castro Caldelas)

Route

O Castro de Caldelas, San Xoán de Camba, área fluvial da Ponte das Táboas, río Edo, O Castro de Caldelas, Valverde, O Couto, Soutelo, río Edo, mosteiro de San Paio de Abeleda, Santa Tegra de Abeleda, Poboeiros, Souto de Poboeiros, O Castro de Caldelas.

Difficulty

Medium - High

Duration

7 hours.

Equipment

Hiking boots, provisions and water are recommended.

Services

In O Castro de Caldelas.

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)

189-III O Castro de Caldelas

Further information

Concello de Castro Caldelas
Tel.: 988 203 000
www.castrocaldelas.es
correo.castrocaldelas@fegamp.gal

turismo.ribeirasacra.org

Kind of route

Small travel

Interest

Historic interest
Scenic interest

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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