Route B To Laxe and Way Back

6.4 Km
1h. 50'
Hard?
Name:
Route B
Itinerary:
Circular
Start/Finish:
Start
Maximum altitude:
382 metres
Minimum altitude:
290 metres
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The route is anticlockwise (as in route A), and it starts in the recreational area of A Boutureira. We would pass through mills and pazos —a type of Galician traditional house—, which are strictly linked to the popular culture. There are numerous poetry, tales, and legends that turned this region into the leader of the rural world.

We would highly recommend you prepare the route with the information provided on this website. If you are already here, click the button “Follow the route on your phone” to get the info step by step.

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Points of interest

1. Start: A Boutureira

As said above, the route starts in the recreational area of A Boutureira, which is one of the many outdoor spaces for recreation located around the municipality.

The environment is excellent: the river flows peacefully due to the majestic trees, which act as a natural dam. The area has –among other facilities– stone tables to enjoy meals surrounded by nature.

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0'

2. Trees and natural spots

A Boutureira –and the whole municipality actually– is formed by the river Barbaña and Barbadás, which are here the protagonists of the environmental beauty. Nature created lots of natural spots, so people can enjoy of a pure and energy-filled environment. In this route there can be seen different tree, shrub and plant species.

Trees: oak –Quercus robur–, ash –Fraxinus excelsior–, chestnut –Castanea sativa–, alder –Alnus glutinosa–, cork oak –Quercus suber L.– and strawberry tree –Arbutus unedo–.

Plants: common Saint John’s wort –Hypericum perforatum–, broadleaf plantain –Plantago maior–, wolf’s bane –Arnica montana–, common ivy –Hedera helix–, and shepherd’s purse –Capsella bursa-pastoris–.

0.85 Km
15'

3. A Boutureira's Watermill

It is a precious watermill which has a rectangular body with a gable roof. This roof was built with stones from this area.

 

0.96 Km
17'

4. Pazo de Rego

This pazo –made of stone masonry– has a elongated rectangular floor. It stands out for its beautiful inner courtyard, decorated with a big fountain and balustrade. It is a cultural heritage site and its conservation status is good. Nowadays, it has a private residential use.

It is a gem of the Galician culture whose architectural origin goes back to the medieval castles and fortresses. Pazos are the homes of noblemen and women built in the country, and their sizes are larger than a common house from this area.

4.58 Km
1h. 19'

5. Pazo de Laxe

The house is located in Laxe and it was built at the beginning of the 19th century. Like the previous pazo, it is made of stone masonry and it has a elongated rectangular floor. It stands out for its impressive fireplace, as well as for its yard, cruceiro, fountain, and hórreo –a typical granary from this region. It is considered a cultural heritage site and its conservation status is not great, since the alterations do not stay true to the original.

People can contemplate its large balcony and enjoy its yard, but not its interiors because they are closed to the public –it has a private residential use.

4.94 Km
1h. 25'

6. Finish: A Boutureira

The route finishes just where it starts. We hope you enjoy the hike.

We remind you that it is your responsibility to respect the environment and the living beings. Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.

6.4 Km
1h. 50'