PR-G 109 ROTA DAS ALMIÑAS E DO FOXO DO LOBO

Hiking
706

Location

Ponte Caldelas - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 23' 09.2" N - 8º 27' 38.4" W

Description

On leaving the church of Caritel, where we can see the Stone Cross of Coto, we come to an ancient cobbled path in the shade, known as the Fraga de Abaixo (Lower Forest), which comes to an end at the River Verdugo. To cross the river and continue the route, walkers have to summon all their skills and get over the so-called “Fraga stepping stones” and “Portasouto stepping stones” over Costiñas brook and the River Verdugo respectively. After crossing the “Coveliña stepping stones” and the village of Laxoso de Abaixo, we head for Laxoso de Arriba until we come to the stone crosses of Pé das Herbas and Camiño do Roriz.

The route continues towards the village of Porcinas until we come to a forest trail between walls that leads us to the Foxo do Lobo. At this point we can choose between leaving the original trail and visiting this unique building from where wolves were once hunted to death.

We then cross the road from Ponte Caldelas to Aguasantas and go down a pathway between stone walls, which takes us to the brook of Coveliña. We can then find the way back to the church in Caritel.

Access

When you come to Ponte Caldelas on the PO-532 from here to the city of Pontevedra, take the PO-255 towards Caritel and follow the signs to the church.

Longitude

10,82 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Caritel church (Ponte Caldelas) - UTM:29T X:544395 Y:4692762

Route

Caritel Church, Fraga and Portasoutos stepping stones, Coveliña stepping stones, Laxoso de Abaixo and Arriba, Foxo do Lobo, Porcinas, Caritel Church.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

3 hours.

Equipment

Waterproof footwear and walking sticks are recommended for crossing wet or muddy areas.

Services

Off the route, in Ponte Caldelas.

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

Partially suitable

Horse access

Partially suitable

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

Nº 186-III Ponte Caldelas.

Further information

Ponte Candelas Town Council
Tel.: 986 750 001 / Fax: 986 750 020
e-mail: omix@pontecaldelas.org
www.pontecaldelas.net / www.pontecaldelas.org

Rural Development Association Proder II-Comarca de Pontevedra
Rúa Santa Clara, 4 - 2º. 36002 Pontevedra
Tel.: 986 108 144 / Fax: 986 108 009
e-mail: adrproderpontevedra@mundo-r.com
www.adrproderpontevedra.org

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 295 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 464 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 390 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 386 m.

Kind of route

Small travel

Tipificación

Ethnography
Natural interest
Traditional architecture

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
Arriba