PR-G28 ROTA DE PADRENDO

Hiking
531

Location

Lobios - Ourense

Coordinates:
41º 52' 41.7" N - 8º 06' 55.8" W

Description



Traditional architecture / ethnography and landscape
The pathway runs through Ourense lands brimming with history. On the way from the provincial capital to the village of Padrendo, you can visit the Monastery of Celanova, the Visigothic Church of Santa Comba de Bande, the Roman camp of Aquis Querquennis, the thermal waters of the River Caldo and the old Roman Via Nova with remains of its pavestones and a number of milestones. Small deviations take us up to the Baroque Church of O Terrachá or the Muiños Megalithic Park.

The route continues along the valley, between the foothills of Sierras of Santa Eufemia and O Xurés. Apart from environmental values, this area conserves a wealth of ethnographic attractions with interesting examples of the area's rural architecture.

We are in the "raia", frontier territory where the Galician Natu-ral Park "Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés" and the neighboring Portuguese National Park "Peneda-Gerês" they have blurred the administrative limits and form a Cross-border Park that is unique in Europe.

Access

By road from Lobios to the border of Portela de Home (OU-312), turn off to A Devesa as far as Padrendo. You can also access the pathway in the village of Torneiros, a little further ahead on the same OU-312.

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Further information

Sede del Parque Natural Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés.
Estrada Portugal, 34. 32870 Lobios.
Tel.: 988 448 048 / Fax: 988 448 181

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

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

Nº 301-III Lobios

Bicycle access

Not suitable

Horse access

Partially suitable

Point of Departure / Arrival

Padrendo - UTM: 29T X:573540 Y:4636940

Links

Route

Padrendo, A Chan do Ventoselo, Torneiros and Padrendo.

A plus

The district of Celanova contains major remains from every period: the Castromao fort, the remains of the Milmanda fortress, the Roman bridge of Freixo, the medieval village of Vilanova dos Infantes, the Romanesque Monastery of Ramirás, the Sanctuary of A Virxe do Cristal... Also, the town itself adds to these assets with the impressive Monastery of San Rosendo, the Chapel of San Miguel (the best-conserved Mozarabic chapel in all Galicia) or the birthplaces of writers as brilliant as Curros Enríquez and Celso Emilio Ferreiro.

Services

In Padrendo and Torneiros. Lobios is the largest town and nearest the pathway for provisions and accommodation.

Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 426 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 791 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 498 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 497 m.

Difficulty

Medium

longitude

11.3

Duration

3

Kind of route

Small travel

Map

Arriba