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Route to Pedra do Cadro, Esteiro (Galicia)

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For those of us who do not live in Galicia, theroute to Pedra do Cadro in the town of Esteiro (Muros) it is somewhat unknown. On the other hand its inhabitants know perfectly in the paradise where they live and routes like this are the daily bread.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

Route to Pedra do Cadro, Esteiro (Muros, Galicia)

The Route to Pedra do Cadro (around 300m high) is a short route, about 6 kilometers in length and about 350 meters of unevenness. If we are fast with 2 hours it will be enough, but it is normal to spend about 3 hours to enjoy the landscape that surrounds us. A unique viewpoint to the estuary of Muros and Noia.


Map - Pedra do Cadro

The route starts from Esteiro, a parish of Walls, taking the street that goes up on the left side of the Maior River, passing through the church of Santa Mariña. We climb upSolleiros and from there, although there is not much signaling, we take a path towards Pedra do Cadro. If you do not see it, it is best to ask.


Departing from Solleiros

This first part of the road runs completely through a very lush forest of pines and oaks, as well as endless bushes and ferns. Leaving at the beginning several private properties until you find a path that begins to climb the mountain.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

Be careful because at some crossroads there is no signaling, but it is normal to follow the best marked path. Even so, if you do not know the area, download the track that is available in this article and you will not get lost.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

Once we exceed 200 meters of unevenness and about 2.5 kilometers traveled, it will be when we begin to see the rock formations. Further. a few meters later we will be able to see the Bornalle mountain and the town of Walls.


Walls - Galicia

From here toscree of Esteiro It is a walk. It reminds us a bit of the route we made years ago in El Monte Pindo, not far from here. Of course, here there are no large ravines or walls, but if you have to be careful at the top.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

The views are creepy, too bad we had a foggy morning. On clear days, both sunrise and sunset should be a spectacle. You can see Esteiro, Muros, A Ribeira do Maio or even Porto do Son.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

Above we have granitic formations of all tastes. Many of them with names like Pedra da Pía, Pedra Choca and of course Pedra do Cadro. Some of them even have some engraving from over a thousand years ago.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

Many rocks contain this kind of holes or cups, very useful in their time to collect rainwater. We will see them everywhere, some of them already covered by vegetation, so be careful.


Route to Pedra do Cadro

To return there is a circular slope but we decided to return along the same path.

Practical data

When to go?

There is no snow all year. It is recommended to climb on cloudy days and without the possibility of precipitation.

Is the route complicated?

No, it is not. Perhaps it is a bit neglected and the roads are poorly marked. It is a short route and of little slope, therefore if we have a normal physical state we can do it without problems.

What to wear

Ideally, take some food to enjoy it on top of the mountain. To this it is convenient to take a raincoat and some coat. Up there may be a bit wet wind.

Where to sleep

The offer is very wide all along the coast. We are just going to focus on the Walls area.

  • Casa da Nena: it is a house located in Muros, completely renovated and very well located.
  • Curro Apartment: if we travel as a family, this apartment will be great for you.

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