Walk from the parking place (10 m) along the
past a harbour with small boats. When the boulevard ends (7min) (10 m), follow the sign for "Santuario de Barca" to the left. Next, turn
right to the "Rua Virxe da Barca". At the corner of a cemetery, take
the steps to the left (12min) (25 m) to the church yard.
From the left hand side of the
church starts a paved
you follow until you meet a sign for "Mirador de Corpiño" pointing
to the left (17min) (35 m). Walk along the stone paved
the lookout spot
(22min) (65 m) to admire a view of the
Return to the crossroads and continue downhill towards the
sanctuary of the Virxe da Barca. When you reach the
cape of Barxa
(30min) (10 m), you encounter besides the
sanctuary also a lighthouse,
the stone of
Cadrís and a
of the lookout spot of Jesus Quintanal. Return from the tip of the
cape to stone pillar and take the stone paved
walkway, which leads
to the western part of Muxia (38min) (30 m). Follow the street "Ruta
Atalaia", which joins an asphalt road by a small cove (44min) (10 m).
Follow this asphalt road to the corner of a football field, where
you branch off right to a track (57min) (20 m). The
left by the shore and ascends back to the asphalt road (1h08min)
(20 m). Walk on this road until a sign for "Praia de Lourido"
guides you to the right to a track (1h13min) (20 m). On the
of Lourido (1h19min) (5 m), you walk on the
sand to the other end
of the beach (1h27min)
(5 m), where you turn left by a concrete building and an
information panel. At this point, be careful not to continue right
from the panel to a track leading towards the tip of the cape.
The track ascends to an asphalt road (1h39min) (80 m). Turn left.
At the crossroads (1h50min) (55 m), go straight ahead. Directly
after that you turn
right uphill. Walking on a narrow
asphalt road you see
the village of Xurarantes on your right. At the next
junction (2h) (80 m), turn left. Soon you reach the village of
Oruxo, where you
(2h04min) (75 m). When the road forks, go left uphill. Stay on this
road without paying attention to the side roads.
You come to the village of As Casas Novas (2h11min) (80 m), where
you take an asphalt road downhill. In a couple of minutes, you go right at
a fork. Keep right without following the blue arrow to the left.
You pass a fountain and come to the
church of "Igrexa do Mosteiro de
San Xiao de Moraime" with a
cemetery (2h17min) (60 m). Soon after
the church, you branch off right to a path, which leads
AC-440 to a track. The track descends to the village of Ponte Vella (2h22min)
(10 m), where you continue along an asphalt road to the right. At
the crossroads, you go straight ahead (2h27min) (20 m).
When you come to the AC-440, turn left (2h41min) (35 m). Walk
some 50 m and turn left following the sign for "Paseo Fluvial"
through the village of Os
Muiños. In the village you see several nice looking
storage houses of
traditional style. The
signposts lead you along a narrow asphalt road down to the "Paseo
Fluvial Río Negro" (3h01min) (10 m). Descend to the shore of the
Negro river and follow the
path made of planks to the left.
By the river you
the river flows on your right, then on your left and after a small
bridge right again. After the bridge, the path runs by the
the beach of Muiños (3h14min) (5 m).
Walk along the beach until you meet a wooden bridge on your left.
Cross the bridge over the
brook Moraime (3h19min) (5 m) and continue along the
of planks to an information panel, where you take an asphalt road to
the left. Just before you enter the village of Ponte Vella, turn right uphill
on a narrow asphalt
road (3h27min) (10 m). The views of
the villages of
Merexo as well as of the
cove of Merexo are nice.
At the junction (3h45min) (85 m), turn right. In a minute, you
turn right again keeping on the right hand side of the village of
Chorente. On your way,
you see an old storage house. At
the following junction, you go left (3h48min) (80 m). After that you
turn right (3h50min) (80 m). When the road forks, keep left. When
the pavement ends, you continue straight ahead along a
Later you branch off left to a
path (3h59min) (50 m). On your
left you see the village of Muxia. The path descends to the beach of
Espiñeirido (4h05min) (5 m), where you cross an asphalt road and continue
along a path made of planks to the beach of Cruz (4h12min) (5 m).
Continue along the road to the right back to the parking place in