PR-G 138 RUTA VAL DO GLACIAR DE PRADA

Hiking
2329

Location

Manzaneda - Ourense

Coordinates:
42º 16' 01.5" N - 7º 11' 16.7" W

Description

This route begins at the parish church of San Miguel de Bidueira, a jewel of eighteenth-century Baroque architecture, popularly known as the “Cathedral of Manzaneda”.
Following the River Requeixo we come to the abandoned village of Prada, which preserves part of the Chapel of San Bartolomeu, and several of its traditional high-mountain homes that are currently used as winter shelter for livestock. You can also enjoy an excellent view over the Glacial Cirque of Prada, dating from between 50,000 to 10,000 years ago and which submitted the mountains of Serra de Queixa and O Invernadeiro to a glacier abrasion process.
From Prada, through O Ponton, A Biduela and O Salgueiro, along high mountain trails and narrow pathways, we return to the village of San Miguel de Bidueira. In Requeixo we can take a diversion from the main route and visit the village of Placín.

Access

In the east of the province of Ourense, keep going from A Pobra de Trives on the OU-0701 through Mendoi, Sobrado and the centre of Manzaneda until you come to San Miguel de Bidueira.

A plus

MANZANEDA MOUNTAIN STATION

A tourist and sports mountain resort, with activities enabling year-round operation. The 2,000 hectare forest surrounding the entire resort completes an incomparable setting with tourist and catering facilities.
Apart from skiing, visitors can play other sports, thanks to all the amenities: grass football fields, tennis courts, a kart circuit, horse riding, mountain bike circuits, an indoor swimming pool and a multipurpose hall with a gym.
There are also other possibilities, like hiking, mountain climbing, wall climbing, archery and golf.

Longitude

17,5 km. The main route is 15.1 km. and the diversion 2.4 km..

Point of Departure / Arrival

Parish church of San Miguel de Bidueira (Manzaneda) - UTM:29T X: 649439 Y:4681023

Route

San Miguel de Bidueira, Prada, O Pontón, A Biduela, Requeixo, Placín, San Miguel de Bidueira.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

4 and a half hours.

Equipment

Due to the high mountains and the duration of the route, good walking shoes, warm clothes, food and water are recommended.

Services

Off the route, in Manzaneda.

M.I.D.E.

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Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

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

227-II Manzaneda y 227-IV Castiñeira.

Further information

Concello de Manzaneda
Tel.: 988 333 043
www.concellodemanzaneda.es

Federación Galega de Montañismo
Tel.: 986 208 758 / Fax: 986 207 407
sendeirismofgm@yahoo.es
www.fgmontanismo.com

Kind of route

Small travel

Interest

Natural interest

Connections with other trails

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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