PR-G 14 ROTA DO LOIO

Hiking
558
On the Way of St. James

Location

Paradela - Lugo

Coordinates:
42º 45' 55.0" N - 7º 33' 52.1" W
42º 47' 24.5" N - 7º 36' 53.2" W

Description

This route runs close to the Way of St. James, passing areas with major specimens of indigenous trees by the banks of the Loio River. We can find traditional bridges and mills throughout the route, such as the A Retorta bridge and mill, or following a brief deviation, the hidden mill of Pías.
The trail crosses woods and scrubland that were cultivated long ago, so we will constantly find remains of old cart trails and stone walls separating fields. Chestnuts and oaks mix with beeches and alders to protect the river in the deep valley.
In Loio a deviation leads to the ruins of the nearly forgotten monastery of Santa María de Loio, in the depths of the woods. From Loio the route continues along a paved lane to the Ribera do Loio bridge, next to the Belesar reservoir, where the route ends.

Access

Along road M-633 from Portomarín to Sarria. Access by the bridge over the Loio river, and in Pacios, capital of Paradela, in a playground next to the Health Care Centre.

The Ways of St. James

The French Camino

Longitude

9 kilometers
(7,2 km. The main route and 1,8 km. for the way there and back deviations)

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Bridge in A Ribeira de Loio in San Xoán de Loio.
Starting point: Playground next to the Health Centre in Pacios. - UTM: 29T X:617570 Y: 4735970

Route

Paradela, A Retorta, Porto Caneiro, Loio, bridge where the Loio river meets the Belesar reservoir.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

2 Hours
2,5 hours for the main route, 1 more hour to visit all the deviations.

Services

In Paradela and near the San Xoán de Loio bridge.

M.I.D.E.

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Bicycle access

Not suitable

Horse access

Not suitable

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

Nº 123-II Portomarín.

Further information

Casa do Concello de Paradela
Pacios. Avda. Xeneralísimo, s/n 27611 Paradela (Lugo)
Tel: 982 541 101/196

Federación Galega de Montañismo.
Edificio das Federacións Deportivas Galegas.
Rúa Fotógrafo Luis Ksado, 17, of. 10. 36209 Vigo
Tel.: 986 208 758 / Fax: 986 207 407
e-mail: info@fgmontanismo.com www.fgmontanismo.com

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 349 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 592 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 351 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 109 m.

Kind of route

Small travel

Tipificación

Natural interest

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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