GR 94 RURAL DE GALICIA

Hiking
1048
On the Way of St. James

Location

Pontevedra

A Estrada | Campo Lameiro | Cerdedo-Cotobade | Cuntis | Ponte Caldelas | Redondela | Soutomaior | Vigo

A Coruña

Santiago de Compostela | Teo

Coordinates:
42º 15' 11.3" N - 8º 40' 56.6" W
42º 52' 49.3" N - 8º 32' 42.4" W

Description



Landscape interest
The GR 94 pathway, located in the south-west of Galicia, is a road that joins the sea and the mountains, running south to north.

In Vigo, the route draws near two promontories famous for their panoramic views: A Madroa on the Vigo Ria and Castro de Negros over the River Maceiras valley, Redondela and San Simón bay. The first landmark in the road is Soutomaior Castle, a medieval stronghold in a harmonious setting.

Leaving behind the Church of Rial and the Comboa Bridge over the River Verduxo and after a short deviation, the route surprises us with the Almofrei Bridge and its extraordinary location. Here, the river runs down forming deep pools in a steep, rocky area.

Rural architecture can be seen in the Rascaderia hórreos (raised granaries), in the old Cuspedriños fair and in Cequeril church-rectory complex. The symbolic, ancient carballeiras (oak groves) add their beauty to the pathway in San Xusto. The petroglyphs are a reminder of a remote past that walkers can find in Paredes.

This route could also be known as the Pathway of the Bridges due to the numerous rivers that it crosses.

Access

A Madroa is one of the most famous viewpoints in Vigo. In Santiago de Compostela, the district of Conxo

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
Portiguese Route by coast
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
Vía de la Plata

Equipment

If you plan to do it “in one go”, you are advised to take sufficient protective clothing and food.

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

Club Peña Trevinca Montañeiros de Galicia
www.trevinca.es
Rúa Brasil, 46. 36204 Vigo
Tel.: 986 420 551 / Fax: 986 420 557
e-mail: info@trevinca.es

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

Nº 94-IV Santiago de Compostela, 120-II Extramundi de Abaixo, 120-IV Padrón, 152-II Caldas de Reis,

Bicycle access

Partially suitable

Horse access

Partially suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Barrio de Conxo (Santiago de Compostela) - UTM:29T X:536340 Y: 4748570
Starting point: A Madroa, Teis (Vigo) Teis - UTM:29T X:526310 Y:4678150

Links

Route

Vigo, Soutomaior, Campo Lameiro, Cequeril, Luou and Santiago de Compostela.

A plus

Petroglyphs consist of open-air rupestrian engravings made during the Bronze Age. This original example of early art in Galicia are mostly to be found in the province of Pontevedra. Among the most often-repeated geometrical motifs are bowls, circular combinations, labyrinths, spirals, etc. They also depict different kinds of weapons, and anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures (deer, horses and snakes).

Services

In Vigo, Redondela, Soutomaior,Vilarchán, Xesteira, Sacos, Cimadevila, Cequiril, Sebil, Cuntis, Portela, Vea, Luou and Solláns.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 8 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 521 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 3691 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 3851 m.

Difficulty

High

longitude

126.0

Duration

36

Kind of route

Large travel

Map

Arriba