Marronda´s Route PR-G 145

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Certified by the Galician Climbing and Mountain Sports Federation under number PR-G145, and signposted along its length in accordance with the legislation in force, the Marronda – Alto Eo Route runs through the parishes of A Braña, Martín and Cubilledo. It has been designed to allow visitors to discover the vast natural wealth of this area, which includes the Fraga da Marronda woods and the magnificent River Eo.

This circular route, covering a total of 21.30 km, can be followed in either direction, departing either from San Paio or A Cortevella recreation area, and can also be divided up into shorter sub-routes.

Our journey takes us along tracks, canals, paths and traditional ways, following the banks of the Eo practically from its source to Cortevella, where we will be surprised by the meanders that afford a delightful riverscape as well as spectacular waterfalls such as Acea de Serra and O Pozo da Ferreira. This route also offers walkers the chance to admire the upper section of the Fraga da Marronda wood, which is accessed via the village of Fraga. The proximity of the A Cortevella road makes it possible to complete the route in two stages.

Route characteristics

Points of interest

1

Fraga da Marronda

Fraga da Marronda is an outstanding example of autochthonous Galician woodland. An enchanting and sturdy forest mass noted for the wide variety of flora and fauna that make their home there. Its attractions include Pozo da Ferreira, a magnificent waterfall. In Baleira, ecotourism and sports are inextricably linked, as there are numerous opportunities to enjoy rafting, climbing, cycling or hiking.
2

Área de A Cortevella

Superb examples of environmental and built heritage can be found in this recreation area, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots in Baleira. The Cortevella recreation area was recently rehabilitated and now includes several of the area’s hallmark elements. The first of these is an hórreo – a traditional Galician granary - standing on top of a mound and that can be reached by crossing the bridge and climbing a number of steps. Several picnic tables are located nearby on the banks of the River Eo, some of which are under cover. This site is part of the Recreation Area Route, whilst A Mina is another attractive route that is also located in the surroundings. This is the path that leads up to the viewpoint presided over by the statue of Saint Francis of Assisi, which was erected there in 2010 by a group of Catalan emigrants that share ties with the municipality.
3

Fervenza da Aceña da Serra

Acea da Serra waterfall is located in A Marronda in Baleira, and is listed as a Site of Community Importance. This filtering dam takes advantage of the three metre fall, diverting the water from the confluence of the River Eo and the Castelo tributary for use in Aceña da Serra. Here we can also see the ancient mill which is currently in disuse.

More information about the route in the following link:

PR-G145 ROTA DA MARRONDA-ALTO EO