Entrimo - Ourense

41º 57' 55.2" N - 8º 08' 35.3" W
41º 58' 02.8" N - 8º 10' 02.6" W


Traditional architecture / Ethnography / Landscape interest
This route is part of the territory of the Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés Natural Park, which gives it a broad appeal, crossing places that preserve the character of mountain populations. The final stretch shows the natural border separating Galicia from Portugal, with a balanced combination of cultural, ethnographic and landscape interests.
Stone has a special role on this route – we can contemplate a thorough work of paving, characteristic of the best stone laying intended to iron out slopes and fix the land.
After leaving Guxinde, a first diversion invites us to visit a restored mill. Further on, a second diversion heads for the village of A Pereira. Passing the last houses in the village we rejoin the main route, and this diversion becomes almost circular.
Once back on the main route, after passing through A Gurita we come to the place known as A Casa do Frade, which marks the border with Portugal and offers us a spectacular view of the Natural Park. Two hundred metres below the viewpoint is the Casa do Frade Mill, recently restored, although the visit is not advisable as the access is dangerous.


On the OR-540 linking Ourense and Portugal, take the OU-1212 that passes through Entrimo and comes to Guxinde.


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Further information

Entrimo Town Council
Praza do Concello, 1. 32860 Entrimo
Tel.: 988 434 666 / Fax: 988 434 610

Galician Mountaineering Association
(see page 146)

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

Nº301-I Entrimo.

Bicycle access

Not suitable

Horse access

Not suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: A Casa do Frade (Entrimo) - UTM:29T X:569115 Y:4646715
Starting point: Guxinde (Entrimo) - UTM:29T X:571126 Y:4646500



Guxinde, A Pereira, O Mioto, A Gurita, A Casa do Frade.

A plus

Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park
This natural space, together with the largest in Portugal, the National Park of Peneda-Gerês, gives shape to one large transborder protected area, unique in Europe. It has also been declared a Biosphere Reserve.
It is situated in the southwest of the province of Ourense, covering the highest areas in the municipalities of Entrimo, Lobios and Muíños, bordering on Portugal. One of its main attractions is the great variety of landscapes, with rugged mountain ranges, where granite is the star, and little rivers which at times form cascades and waterfalls. A Fecha waterfall stands out as the highest in Galicia.
On the summits scrub vegetation predominates, while in the valleys areas of oak trees lie hidden. Among the wildlife we could highlight the wolf, the mountain goat and the so-called Galician pony, undergoing reintroduction and preservation programmes. It is also the best place in Galicia to see the Cachena cow, a native breed of cattle, of small size but with large horns adapted to the harshness of the mountain range.


Off the route, in A Terrachá, capital of the Municipality of Entrimo.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 596 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 797 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 135 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 202 m.




Length: Main route is 4.16 km. and the diversions 2.57 km..
Length (Km.): 6.73



Kind of route

Small travel