PR-G2 ALOIA

Hiking
652
On the Way of St. James

Location

Pontevedra

Gondomar | O Porriño | Tui

Coordinates:
42º 05' 03.5" N - 8º 40' 48.3" W
42º 08' 30.7" N - 8º 42' 37.0" W

Description



Natural / landscape interest
An attractive, easy route that takes us, from north to south, across the hillsides of Serra do Galiñeiro, to finish on Monte Aloia or San Xulián.

We begin in the mountain refuge hut of Club Montañeiros Celtic, which we can reach via the PR-G 1 and, heading southwards, we cross forests of pines and eucalyptus with beautiful views over Vigo and its ria, the area of Val Miñor and the towns of Baiona and Tui. In route, we come across prehistoric remains and typical rural houses.

In Monte Aloia, declared a Natural Park in 1978, we can see a great variety of tree species, visit the Castro (Celtic fortress) and enjoy some wonderful views over the River Miño and Portugal from the viewpoints.

Access

From the PR-G 1. By road it iseasier to access from the south, going up from Tui to Monte Aloia Natural Park.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route

Equipment

Take sufficient 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 Montañeiros Celtas
Av. Camelias, 78 oficina K. 36211 Vigo.
Tel. / Fax: 986 438 505
e-mail: info@celtas.net
www.celtas.net

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

Nº 261-I Baiona y 261-II O Porriño.

Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Monte Aloia - UTM: 29T X:526590 Y: 4659400
Starting point: Miguel Regueira Refuge Hut - UTM: 29T X:524060 Y: 4665780

Links

Route

Galiñeiro, Prado and Monte Aloia.

A plus

Thanks to its strategic situation, this hill was silent witness to a number of battles in ancient times. Some historians identify it as Mount Medulio. It could be here where, according to legend, the Galicians heroically resisted the Roman invasion, preferring collective suicide to submission or slavery.

Services

Miguel Regueira Refuge Hut and Monte Aloia refuge, both of the Club Montañeiros Celtas. Provisions in Prado and Aloia.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 460 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 608 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 218 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 32 m.

Difficulty

Easy

longitude

8.9

Duration

3

Kind of route

Small travel

Map

Arriba