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PR-G 178 Maquino Largaño Route

Hiking

Along this circular route covering almost fifteen kilometres, we visit enormously important heritage sites, including an ancient necropolis and Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil monastery. We also discover one of the Sil Canyon's steep sides.

Directions Directions
Distance of the route
15 km
Time of the route
6 h 00 min
Itinerary of the route
Circular
Start
Luíntra
End
Luíntra
Difficulty
Medium
Difference in elevation
Up: 579 m
Down: 579 m
M.I.D.E. 2 2 3 3

"Maquino largaño" means ''long pathway'' in Barallete. Barallete is professional slang used by itinerant tradespeople (knife grinders, rope makers, wafer sellers, etc.) to avoid being understood by those outside the trade, allowing them to speak freely in front of anyone.

This route begins in the village of Luíntra. We set off through areas populated with indigenous trees and meadows until, after a steep descent, we reach Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil monastery. From there, we continue down the path along one of the Sil Canyon's steep sides, through long-standing chestnut trees and passing over streams. In certain sections, the vegetation allows us excellent views of the river canyon, more than three hundred metres vertically below us. Further on, we leave the canyon side and reach the surroundings of a necropolis dating back to the third and fourth centuries BC. Lastly, after passing through the hamlet of Monteverde, we walk down an old stony pathway which takes us back to Luíntra, where the route ends.

Don't miss!

Be sure not to miss the inside of Santo Estevo monastery, now a National Tourism Parador hotel.

PRG-178 Maquino Largaño Route

Equipment and Services

Parking
Water sources
Food stalls

Accessibility

By Bike
By Car