PR-G 7 ROTA DO FARO

Hiking
540
On the Way of St. James

Location

Pontevedra

Rodeiro

Lugo

Carballedo | Chantada

Ourense

San Cristovo de Cea

Coordinates:
42º 40' 03.6" N - 7º 53' 25.1" W
42º 34' 42.6" N - 7º 55' 50.1" W

Description

This is a south-north route along the Serra do Faro that offers spectacular views on clear days. The signpost that separates the provinces of Pontevedra, Lugo and Ourense on the PO-6202 road marks the starting point towards in the south. The trail begins on a path and continues north along a firebreak that runs along the peaks of this small mountain range shared by the provinces of Pontevedra and Lugo.
Raque, O Marco, Penas Grandes, Pena Maior, Faro… are all peaks and places that rise as high as 1,100 metres. A short distance (1.18 km) separates Monte Faro from the chapel with the same name, famous for the pilgrimages that take place on 8 September, when thousands of worshippers go to pray for their health to the virgin of Nosa Señora o Faro and then celebrate with plenty of octopus and carne “ó caldeiro” (traditional Galician meat stew).
The position of this peak in the centre of Galicia surrounded by lowlands and streaked with white-bladed giants, offers visitors beautiful views and a variety of biking routes.

Access

From Rodeiro along road PO-6202 to Oseira reaching O Marco at the limits of the municipality. Following road PO-533 or CG-2.1 to O Alto do Faro.

The Ways of St. James

The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata

Longitude

12.2 kilometers
12,2 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: Road PO-533 in O Alto do Faro, between Chantada (Lugo) and Rodeiro (Pontevedra). - UTM: 29T X:591050 Y: 4724730
Starting point: Road PO-6202 Oseira - Rodeiro, at a nearby point where the towns of San Cristovo de Cea (Ourense), Carballedo (Lugo) and Rodeiro (Pontevedra) - UTM: 29T X:587870 Y: 4714780

Route

O Marco, Penas Grandes, Pena Maior, Faro, Ermida do Faro, Campo da Festa, Coto das Gambas, O Marco, Alto do Faro.

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

4 Hours
4 hours.

Equipment

Hiking footwear, water, food, sports and warm  clothes.

Services

In Rodeiro and Oseira

M.I.D.E.

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

Bicycle access

Partially suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

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

Nº 122-IV Ventosa, 154-ll Rodeiro e 154-IV Oseira

Further information

Casa do Concello de Rodeiro
Praza da Fonte, 2 36530 Rodeiro
Tel: 986 790 009 Fax: 986 790 195
e-mail: rodeiro.al@fegamp.es

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: 873 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 1173 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 545 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 426 m.

Kind of route

Small travel

Tipificación

Scenic interest

Map

Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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