Wikiloc – How to find your bearings in Galicia and from and to the Casa de las Flores

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If you know Wikiloc – skip to routes – if not take a moment and read on

How to best tell about your favorite routes? How to explore an area without a guide book?  – Record your routes using the wikiloc app on your mobile device – upload and – most important – share them. Android IPhone etc. if they have a GPS module you can simply download the app and start recording.

Even better – take photos on the way – once finished you simply give the tour / trip / trail a descriptive name and upload it to Wikiloc.
When you have  amoment, log into Wikiloc and update your entries. Write a full description and upload pictures and even videos.wikiloc-ex-1

Now anyone can look at this from nearly any device, PC or mobile. For a small fee you can download routes and follow them on your mobile device.

But it doesen’t end there. Wikiloc provides very accurate off-line !! maps which you again can download to your mobile than overlay any route.

For the bigger screen – Google earth – Bring up the sidebar (tick in view), there you find Gallery. Tick it and click on the little + sign. Untick things that may not interest you but do tick Wikiloc. Now you simply enter “Sober Casa de las Flores” click and the world of walking cycling motoring routes opens.

When you click on show on map, you will see the track and icons for many more. LIG is not the only one participating !

Go on log on create a profile, dicover and/or share – WIKILOC – The app is on Google play or Istore.

Routes by Life in Galicia on Wikiloc – We are happy to share some of our favorite routes – All start at the Casa de las Flores / Mer

Chavasqueira
Chavasqueira

 

Orense – Enjoy the termas at Chavasqueira Orense – Public or japanese styled . your choice  Mer a Chavasqueira

 

 

 

Relax next rain in 2 h
Relax next rain in 2 h

 

Panthon – A reasonably short drive and a short but steepish walk – Sitting by the rails at a remote station and watch the sun go  down – nibble some cheese and home made ham. Mer – Estacion San Estevo

 

 

 

Pasarella Rio Mau
Pasarella Rio Mau

 

Cristosende (Orense) From Mer via Doade (coffee stop) to the pasarella of the Rio Mau – Drive and spectacular walk – Watch the videoMer a Pasarella Rio Mau

 

 

 

Allariz (River side)
Allariz (River side)

 

 

Allariz – Allariz is always worth a visit. Strolling through the old town is a delight and visiting the yearly mini Chelsea is a must. On the way back a stop at Carefour in Orense to stock up  – Allariz whats onTour Mer Allariz

 

 

 

Arxemil
Arxemil

 

Sober – A nice afternoon walk. Restored old watermills along a shady river walk, after rains you may need wellies. At the end are great views across the rio Sil and maybe just maybe the little bar is open. It is just around the corner.  Arxemil water mils – Rio Sil

 

 

 

Fire pots
Fire pots

 

 

Sober – Cycle or walk from the Casa de las Flores to the pottery of Gundivos, than back to Sober for refreshments and return to the Casa de las Flores. Mer Gundivos Sober Mer

 

 

 

Cabeza de Manzaneda
Cabeza de Manzaneda

 

Castro Caldelas & Manzaneda – A nice day trip from and to the Casa de las Flores en Mer. Strat towards the Embarcadero Doade, where you can stop for a nice coffee break. Onwards across the river to Castro Caldelas. Do not miss to visit the castle and the graveyard with a view to die for. Via back roads to the Cabeza de Manzaneda.  Mer Castro Caldelas Cabeza de Manzaneda Mer

 

 

Sheep view
Sheep view

 

 

Casa de las Flores Feronius Sober Casa de las Flores – Cycle or walk using small “caminos” through typical galician aldeas. Enjoy great views and stop in Sober for a refreshment before returning to the Casa de las Flores. Mer Feronius Sober Mer 

 

Contemplation
Contemplation

 

 

Pombeiro (Panthon) walk – Pombeiro to San Cosmede. A walk along the cliff side of the rio Sil. Encounter an abndoned vilage, burial sites (Sarcophagos) and incredible stone formations. At the end San Cosmede is a little church with an aldea below it. Pombeiro to San Cosmede 

 

 

 

New routes will be added as soon as they are edited and available – Wikiloc has many more routes  available

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