PR-G144 ROTA NATURAL DOS CASTROS A NIVIEIRA

Hiking
308
On the Way of St. James

Location

Rubiá - Ourense

Coordinates:
42º 27' 10.7" N - 6º 57' 08.2" W
42º 27' 23.7" N - 6º 57' 03.8" W

Description

Landscape interest This route, which is almost circular, starts from near the school of Rubiá and goes up towards Mount Chancelos in order to reach the Alto de Cales and then come back down again to Rubiá.
Along an old cart road, we go upwards while enjoying spectacular views of the landscapes of Valdeorras valley. This route is characterised by the existence of cliffs, known as “cavorcos”, with names like Paradela, Valdaoliva, Nacedeiro and Os Castros.
After reaching the highest point, the route starts to descend through a riverside forest, the result of the numerous streams that flow down from the mountains to Rubiá, which we will cross via wooden walkways until we come to the end of the route.
From here, following in the direction of the quarry for about 650 metres, we can return to the starting point.

Access

In Valdeorras head for Rubiá on the N-120 and the OR-622. On entering the village, look for the panel indicating the start of the route, near the school.

The Ways of St. James

The Winter Camino

M.I.D.E.

Effort M.I.D.E.:
Itinerary M.I.D.E.:
Displacement M.I.D.E.:
Enviroment M.I.D.E.:

Further information

Rubiá Town Council
Rúa do Campo, 8.
32310 Rubiá
Tel.: 988 324 146 / Fax: 988 342 070
e-mail: correo.rubia@eidolocal.es

Galician Mountaineering Association
(see page 146)

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

Nº 190-II Rubiá.

Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Quarry - UTM:29T X:668505 Y:4702321
Starting point: Rúa Terra de Souto - UTM:29T X:668601 Y:4702727

Links

Route

Rubiá, Alto de Cales, Nivieira, Os Chancelos, Rubiá.

Services

Off the route, in Rubiá.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 511 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 875 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 392 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 327 m.
Trail elevation profile

Difficulty

Medium

longitude

6.3

Duration

2

Kind of route

Small travel

Map

Arriba